My fitness journey started for all the wrong reasons. I wanted to become thin so people would like me. That was important to me at that time in my life because I had low self-esteem and no confidence. I didn’t realize then that what I was looking for from others I could only get from myself. My journey into fitness expanded into bodybuilding. I learned new ways of training, worked hard and even won the INBA New South Wales State Championship in Women’s Bodybuilding!
The next stage in my journey was weightlifting. I had to expand my understanding of training again to participate in what was for me a whole new discipline. I was so happy with the results I was getting in the gym, I started entering weightlifting competitions. As I started to achieve more, both in the gym and at the competitions, I started to notice a positive difference in my confidence and my belief in myself! As my fitness journey progressed, what others thought of me mattered less and less and I started to love myself more and more.
This change in attitude, one that still causes me to pinch myself every now and then, also made me start thinking about my whole self and exploring other ways to feel better about my whole self. That led to in-depth learning about nutrition and its impact on both physical health and self-esteem. This began with an internship at the Clean Health Institute in 2016, and most recently with the completion of my Precision Nutrition Level 1 in 2020.
I am constantly learning new ways to improve my whole self so that I can help my clients travel on the same journey to physical and emotional wellness. If it wasn’t for my fitness journey, my life could have gone in a very different direction. Instead, I’m happy!