I was born and raised in Greensboro, NC. That means southern food is as common in my family as feathers on a chicken. Growing up, I danced competitively so weight was never an issue, but as I took my school studies more seriously, I gave it up to pursue academia. I ate whatever I wanted and didn’t consider the effects on my health. After high school I got married…and promptly got ‘fat and happy.’
As the years went on, weight was easy to gain and hard to lose. During pregnancy with my son, I became diabetic and very sick. My self-confidence plummeted and I started struggling with body image. I wasn’t happy in my own skin, and the world around me suffered for it. Finally, in 2014, I decided enough was enough. My yo-yo dieting just wasn’t going to cut it anymore, and I stopped making excuses for myself. This time, I vowed, I was staying on the wagon.
Through hard work, dedication, healthy food choices and lifestyle changes (and lots of support), I have lost and kept off over 50 pounds. I am now an avid CrossFitter and competitive bodybuilder. I am an ACE-certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, fitness nutrition specialist, and a RYT E-200 yoga instructor and continuing education provider for the Yoga Alliance.
So what’s my philosophy on health and wellness? First and foremost, if you’re looking to lose weight, gain confidence, eat better or change your life, I’ve been right where you are. Being healthy is a lifestyle. It’s not a fad or a temporary way to get weight off fast. There are no magic pills, and there are no shortcuts. My programs enable you to evaluate, and as a result, change your behaviors, but more importantly, they provide a strong community of support and accountability. Whether you need coaching on ways to improve sleep, manage stress or eat better, or personal training or group fitness to increase cardiovascular health and muscular endurance or strength, I can provide a network of support for you. You aren’t in this journey alone; I’m a strong believer in empowering each other. NO excuses allowed. If I could do it, then so can you.
My transformation through health and fitness is like many others. But to me, it gave me my life back. What would it feel like for you to take back yours?
I hope you’ll make the choice to B fit, B strong, and B courageous.
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Founder, The B Squad Fitness™