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.