I went on my first diet at the age of 13 which led to years of eating disorders. I was never happy with my body nor appearance. When I was in my early twenties I lacked the confidence to truly be myself. I would dress according to the way I thought my boyfriend at the time wanted me to dress. I would diet in order to fit into what society was telling me I should look like. It has taken me many years to build up my confidence to where it is now.
4 years ago I decided to try something different and lose weight in a healthy, sustainable way. I wanted to find a form of exercise I enjoyed. Not knowing what to do, I bought an exercise DVD. After completing the 2 month program I decided to hire a personal trainer. The rest is history, and I am now a personal trainer myself. I'm most passionate about helping women find enjoyment in exercise and empowering women to train for strength.
One of the most empowering decisions I ever made was starting that strength training program.
Being strong physically has had enormous benefits and transferred directly to my mental toughness!
I feel my strongest when I look back and see the transformation I've gone through. I've gone from being insecure, slightly overweight, and having no goals in life to being a role model to my younger sister, to my clients, and hopefully to women who have read my chapter in the book, 'When You're Stuck in a Rut and Need a Motivational Kick in the Butt Vol 2”, by Jennifer Nicole Lee.
I'm passionate about empowering women to be strong instead of weak or skinny.
I'm passionate about helping women find enjoyment in exercise, and exercising because they love their bodies. I'm passionate about showing women that a number on the scale will not bring them happiness, but progress towards their goals will. Your body does not need fixing. Take care of yourself, step into your power, and you can take on the world!
My favorite saying is, ”People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look including inside ourselves." - Salma Hayek
To me, an Alpha Maiden is a woman who doesn't depend on anyone for her happiness. She is confident in her skin, and knows that strong women lift each other up.
What makes me an Alpha Maiden is that all of my choices are governed by the question, 'How will this make other women feel about themselves?’.
My passion is empowering women to feel and look their best through strength training and focusing on what their bodies can do (instead of fixating on their perceived flaws). My preferred training modality is my own body weight, and of course, kettlebells.
Certified Personal Trainer
Specialist in fitness nutrition
SFG1 Kettlebell Instructor.
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