When/how did your health and fitness journey begin?
I’ve always been active – sports during my childhood years transitioned to weight lifting and running races in my 20s and 30s. Fitness has always been something that’s given me stress relief, mental clarity, and a sense of accomplishment.
When and why did you start focusing on your nutrition?
I was shocked to receive a thyroid cancer diagnosis at the age of 27. I wondered how someone that seemed so young, active, and healthy could receive such a diagnosis. After undergoing surgery and radioactive iodine therapy, I took the time to reflect on lifestyle factors that may have contributed to my condition – the quality of my sleep, the food I was consuming, my stress management, the products I was using to clean my home and apply to my body. I looked at everything! And over the years, I’ve slowly made changes to live a cleaner, healthier, less stress lifestyle.
When did you first start coming to Sycamore CrossFit?
June of 2020 – I’ve only experienced CrossFit under Covid restrictions!
Why did you want to become a nutrition coach at SCF?
I decided to become a Nutrition Coach because I know our health is our greatest wealth. I want to help others ditch the diet mentality and develop sustainable, healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
Why should people want to do nutrition coaching with you?
Because I lead with an empathetic heart. I’ve suffered from body image issues, obsessed about the scale, and been totally consumed by thoughts of food. I’ve restricted calories, eaten a “low fat” diet, binged and purged, and even been vegetarian. I, like most everyone, have tried it all. And looking back, that part of my journey was exhausting and miserable! It took a cancer diagnosis to bring positive change to my life. I’d like to be the guide in your life to show you the way to real positive change in your overall wellness. It’s time to stop dieting and start living a healthy lifestyle!
What is your favorite memory at Sycamore CrossFit?
A favorite memory doesn’t come to mind. What comes to mind is the feeling I get every time I walk in the door – a sense of normalcy and more importantly, community.