How did I get here?
Small Steps result in BIG CHANGES. If I can do it, you can too!!
I am thrilled to be a postnatal nutrition and fitness expert working with moms to help them find more balance by reducing stress, improving energy and stepping them towards their individual health goals.
I have so much passion for this because I WAS this person. I have been working in Corporate America for 20 years. As I continued to move up the ladder, I noticed that work was consuming me and my stress level continued to rise. I knew my health was deteriorating but I kept ignoring it thinking to myself that…”when I move on to the next stage of my life, I will be healthier” or “I will start tomorrow” or “I am eating healthy because I had the burrito with veggies vs. the pizza”.
One day I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror as I was getting out of the shower. I looked more closely. I had gained so much weight that I DIDN’T EVEN RECOGNIZE MYSELF. That was a terrible feeling. Not only physically, but mentally. I used to be FULL of confidence and radiated energy. Now, I was a shadow of myself.
My breaking point came when my stress manifested itself as physical pain. I was TOO YOUNG for chronic back pain. I was working around the clock but now I was determined to prioritize my health. It was at this point that I decided to seek help and eventually was certified as a holistic health coach in 2010. Through this program, I learned how to reduced my own stress, eat healthy…I mean really eat healthy, not eating what I convinced myself was healthy… and found the balance that I desparately needed, all the while losing over 35 lbs. My biggest transformation was my mindset. Once that changed and I knew the right things to do, losing the weight was surprisingly very easy. I only wished I knew about this years ago.
Now I am a mom of two incredible boys. With my first son, i was in great shape and recovered quickly. However, with my second son, I wasn't allowed to workout, had a c section and a much more difficult recovery. This left me with a diastasis recti and a weak pelvic floor. At 39, my recovery took many months rather than days with my first. This is when I became a MuTu certified pro, so that I can help others with these same postnatal issues.
Given my own experience, I wanted to work with others to support them through their health journeys to show them that it’s not as hard as it seems. I have been lucky enough to work with amazing clients. The impact has been astounding. Given these transformational changes, I have decided to dedicate my life to working with people to support them and their quest to live their healthiest and best life.