My Fitness Journey

I’ll never forget the first time I stepped into a weight room. After reading an article in my favorite magazine about the benefits of strength training, I finally mustered up the courage to check out what all the fuss was about. My confidence was soon squashed. I remember asking myself, “Is this how you do this?” while awkwardly looking around to copy those around me. I was intimidated, slightly embarrassed and beyond frustrated.

The same question mark also loomed around my nutrition for years. I was eating "healthy" and "working out" yet not seeing the results I craved. Sound familiar? Overexercise/under-eating, injuries and a scary medical diagnosis have all lead me to this moment. Right here, right now. A big reveal I have tried hiding behind fancy makeup and a toothy smile. And while I haven't opened up too much about my journey to even some of my closest loved ones, I feel like it is time to share my journey to help those struggling, frustrated, unhappy, etc.

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