This blog is dedicated to sharing my experiences, thoughts, ideas and passion that surrounds all things health and fitness. I want to be able to help people reach their health and fitness goals while learning to love and appreciate themselves.
I have always been active and sporty, but I used to eat complete junk up until I was about 17. I started getting eczema and stomach problems when I was about 16 which made me evaluate my diet and lifestyle choices. I eventually figured out that dairy and wheat were to blame for these problems, yet I continued eating processed rubbish and still suffered from health problems. I then began gaining a bit of weight, and from being ‘skinny’ all my life to suddenly being a bit chunky, I went a bit extreme with my diet and exercise regime. For about two years I restricted my diet A LOT and spent a lot of time at the gym trying to stay ‘small’. Thinking about it now, I wasn’t ever happy with who I was and I was always striving to be a different version of me.
After starting a degree in Marketing and absolutely hating it, I decided to do a Personal Training course. I absolutely loved it and it made me realise where my true passion lies- within the health and fitness industry. But, I was still young and was not completely sure about the direction my life was heading. So I ventured off to America to Au Pair where I continued to experiment with diet and exercise, using everyone’s expectations of me gaining weight in the USA as motivation to come back healthier and fitter then ever! That didn’t really happen. Again, I still wasn’t satisfied with where I was at. So I decided to pursue a degree in Human Kinetics and Ergonomics.
The last three years at University has been a life changing experience. I have overcome many obstacles and found what I really love doing – Crossfit. I began personal training in my first year at the University gym and was converted to Crossfit a year later after I was invited to do a WOD. After coaching countless Bootcamp classes, I decided to get my Crossfit Level 1 so I could coach Crossfit. It’s safe to say I fell in love with coaching and all its challenges and rewards. But, I wanted to be an even better coach, so I did my Level 2. Throughout this journey of discovering my passion, I learned how to balance my nutrition a bit more and be a little more lenient on myself. It is all still a work in progress, and hopefully I will be learning something new each and every day for the rest of my life.