My life has revolved around food.

I grew up in a grocery store that my family owned and operated.

I had access to unlimited food and drinks.

The grocery store had a restaurant connected to it.

My grandma catered.

Food was always at the center of our family.

I love food.

In a way I’m obsessed with food and addicted to it.

In high school I learned that my consumption habits were unhealthy and needed to change.

That’s when I started running and my fitness obsession and addiction began.

It was also the start of my disordered eating and body dysmorphia.

I went from eating and drinking everything I wanted to working out nonstop, obsessing about everything I put in my body, and starving myself.

I ran before basketball games and after.

I remember one night running on a treadmill after drinking beer.

My eating patterns weren’t normal and were extreme.

I’m still an extremist.

Balance is not in my vocabulary but is something I strive for.

To this day I have an unhealthy relationship with food and fitness.

Living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle is important to me.

I want to help others do the same.

I’ve been around the block.

I know what it’s like to eat too much and not eat enough.

I know what it’s like to not exercise and to exercise too much.

I want to share everything I’ve experienced and learned.

I can show and tell you what to do.

More importantly I can tell you what not to do.