I started on my health journey without even realizing it back in 2012. I left my stressful corporate advertising job in Chicago behind to head to Sydney, Australia for a much-needed change of pace. Before I had very little time or energy to prepare food for myself after working long hours. Take-out was my life. I suffered from adrenal fatigue, caused by chronic stress from work. I was deficient in vitamin D, which was causing seasonal affective disorder. I was depressed, exhausted, and did not feel good in or about my body.
When I arrived in Sydney, I was overwhelmed by the focus on healthy, organic foods, and living an active lifestyle. After some encouragement from a colleague, I decided to hop on the fitness train and resolved to run my first half-marathon. It was amazing, I felt so empowered after I passed that finish line! Despite having accomplished such a huge physical feat, I realized that after months of training, I didn’t feel any skinnier. I had subconsciously been trying to get back to my pre-college weight, but this was a reality check that I needed to change the way I was eating in order to change my body.
My path to wellness has been quite the journey (and continues to be!) It started with a few healthy recipes, then books, then moving back to the States and studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. As a food enthusiast, I always had thought that eating healthy meant eating boring. Throughout this process, I learned I could not have been more wrong. Food CAN be delicious and healthy. And eating well feels good in your soul. And I am all about that!
I love working with soon to be brides (I’m a newlywed myself!). I hope you enjoyed getting to know me and I hope I can help you with your health goals. Holler at me below!