❤️#tbt ❤️I agree I was adorable. But I always struggled with weight growing up. I was always that young child who was thicker than the other kids, and I never thought my body was good enough.
The struggle was real. I was very embarrassed to go swimming with the other kids. 🏊🏻♀️My girlfriends at the time were skinny. I ate quite poorly as a child: 🍪🍩🍿🍫🍦🍰🎂🍮🌮🍖🍟 I always had a little belly. 🎾🎾When I was in high school I was an athlete so I luckily dropped a lot of that weight. Through high school and even college, I enrolled in a gym, but always carried around a little extra body fat around my midsection. My face eventually looked lean so I was able to disguise the extra bulk.
Throughout my 20s I was blessed to fall into amazing opportunities once I relocated to Los Angeles from New York City. I met many doctors and other experts in the health and fitness fields and have submerged myself into mastering the methodology of not only losing my weight but what the heck it meant to age well through working directly with (what I believe) are the best experts in age management medicine.
I fortunately love myself now, 💞but I will never forget where I came from. That was one tough journey let me tell you. I now live in LA which people reference as "Hollywood" where what you see is more important than what you know. 🙈
It is my mission to teach as many people as I possibly humanly can how to break their chains because I broke mine. Its doable and I wrote a whole book on it! 📚But more importantly than that, I want to teach people that they don't need to kill themselves at the gym by killing their joints and aging their bodies to achieve an optimal life!
Aging well is my number one goal for myself and for those I work with. Most people think they know what this means, but it surprises me every single day to find out how little people know.
And while that little girl will always live within me, I will always understand what it took to get to where I am and what I need to do to continually evolve in my personal journey.
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