Success begins with hard work.
Happiness begins with good health.
I like to keep it simple. Here are the basics you need to know about me:
- I was born in Las Vegas, NV, and moved to Evergreen, CO in 2003. I’m currently living in Boulder, CO. I’ve been here ever since and am obsessed with Colorado.
- I did gymnastics for roughly 13 years, so physical activity has always been important to me.
- I studied at CU Boulder (sko buffs) and graduated with a dual degree in operations management and information management, as well as a certificate in global business. Junior year of college I studied abroad in Strasbourg, France.
- I have the most amazing dog, Watson. Unfortunately, he lives with my parents, but you will likely see many pictures of him here and on my Instagram.
- I LOVE traveling. I’ve been around a fair amount of Europe, Australia, Kenya, South Africa, Peru, and Mexico, as well as around the Caribbean.
- I am an IIN health coach and cannot wait to work with you to reach your goals!
My health journey:
I was a very picky eater when I was a child. I subsisted on primarily “beige” foods – pasta, white rice, bread, and butter. You wouldn’t have caught me DEAD with a vegetable in hand, except maybe carrots. My parents worked out a lot, especially my mom, and my brothers and I were all involved in team sports, so the kind of food we ate was never a huge concern. Basically, we ate a decent amount of processed foods and snack foods (we loved our 100 calorie pack cookies), soda, and take out.
Starting college was the first time, as many of you know from personal experience, that I had to take care of myself. I wasn’t eating well, and I wasn’t working out. After all, how do you even work out other than practicing gymnastics or other team sports?? I didn’t experience any health concerns, but I wasn’t feeling my best. I was doing yoga and going to the gym, but only occasionally and I wasn’t very motivated.
Junior year of college I studied abroad in Strasbourg, France. I loved French culture, especially where I was living in Alsace. My host mom brought home fresh-baked bread and fresh produce from the farmer’s market a few times a week. I felt so good, and so much less lethargic eating these whole foods each day.
Moving back to Boulder after this semester abroad opened a whole new world of health and fitness to me. I started cooking more. I started to learn about the importance of clean ingredients and eating whole foods and went to yoga and the gym more consistently.
In July 2019, I came across the Integrated Institute of Nutrition. I signed up just 2 days later to begin my certification to become a health coach. Since then, I’ve been focusing on my primary foods (i.e. creating a mindfulness practice and working on strengthening my relationships), while also playing with my diet to find what suits me best. During the course, I had one of those revelations where I didn’t notice how bad I felt before until I finally felt GOOD. I am so excited to take on clients in January 2020, and can’t wait to work with you to achieve your goals!
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