How I Got Into Fitness & Nutrition
I have always loved exercise and sports for as long as I can remember. When I was younger, running was my outlet, until I was told I was well on my way to a double knee replacement. The pain tempered my enjoyment of life and an outlet I relied heavily on, running, was no longer available to me.
In the first photo I was overexercising (mostly cardio) and didn’t pay attention to what I put in my body. I drank too much alcohol and ate whatever I wanted while drinking.
After college I began my career in personal training. I quickly discovered kettlebells + strength training as a way to develop my glutes and core and get strength and cardio in one. This type of training made me feel athletic again.
It wasn’t until I entered my first figure competition that I realized, nutrition is the key to fat loss, but dieting must never be done to an extreme.
I know because I did go to that extreme.