I have a huge passion for working out and eating well, and those endorphins have gotten me through a lot of hard times. Oh, there have been some hard times.
However, I haven't always been so healthy. At a young age, I suffered from disordered eating which left me yo-yo dieting for years until I reached 150lbs-my heaviest weight for my petite 5 foot 3 inch frame. I binged on junk foods and didn't think twice about my health... until my clothes stopped fitting.
I discovered clean eating and taught myself new recipes and ways to get fit.. and then I lost 45lbs. You can read more on my weightloss transformation here.
I got so obsessed with becoming healthy that I took it a little too far and lost a little too much. (yes, being healthy can become an obsession if you aren't careful). You can read more on my history of body dysmorphia here.
At last, I finally found the perfect harmony with my body when I began lifting weights and gaining muscle. I traded my thigh gap for 6 pack abs.
Giving birth to my son, Greyson, made me love and appreciate my post-pregnancy body even more and to take care of my body for what all it has done for me. So this is me today.
We just welcomed our own little boy, Greyson James, on 2/4/14 and are navigating life as first time parents. It’s a crazy ride and we are loving every minute of it! You can read his birth story here.