When Exercise and Dieting Became My Full-time Job

I’ve been in the nutrition and fitness industry since 2007.

I started off getting my degree in Nutrition from Keene State College.

I clearly remember on time in particular where we had to fill out paperwork so we could find things like our BMI, Ideal Body Weight and all that stuff. As I was filling out my paper, I glanced at the girls around me and read their current weight. Every single girl at my table weighed 120 pounds.

I looked back down at my paper and saw: Current Body Weight: 130 pounds.

I distinctly remember thinking “Oh my god….I need to lose weight. Why do I weigh so much more than them? What am I doing wrong?”

So, I started dieting and taking fitness classes at the gym, running a lot and eventually got certified in personal training and group exercise. It was perfect- Now I could make money while I tried to lose weight!

The problem was, I put an enormous amount of pressure on myself to “look the part” of a trainer, so on top of teaching tons of classes, I started working out on my own and tried dieting even harder.

This is when exercise and dieting became my full-time job.

In the next 8 years that followed, I struggled with:

  • An incredibly warped relationship with food
  • Bingeing
  • Purging
  • Obsessing over losing weight
  • Obsessing over building muscle
  • Trying to workout harder and longer
  • Trying to eat as little as possible
  • Trying to eat only the healthiest foods
  • Trying to force my body to weigh 120 pounds like the other girls
  • Downloading all the food tracking apps
  • Attempting every diet under the sun

And guess what happened?

My weight crept up to 160 pounds.

The problem was, I didn’t know what to do about it.

All I had known for the last decade was dieting, exercising like a maniac, talking badly to and about myself to try and motivate myself to change and fighting tooth and nail to get smaller.

But that clearly wasn’t working for me given that I couldn’t stop eating, the scale kept going up and let’s not even talk about how I thought about and talked to myself…

The good news is, I finally figured it out.

I found the solutions that pulled me out of the yucky, negative mindset I was stuck in and the behaviors that were dragging me down.

My relationship with food, my body, exercise and the scale are hella strong now and I want to help you get there, too.

If you’re struggling with:

  • How to lose weight and keep it off
  • What to eat
  • How much to eat
  • How to avoid obsessing over food
  • How to feel more energized
  • How to get leaner without sacrificing your favorite foods
  • Or anything else

I want to talk to you! Let’s jump on the phone for a free, no strings attached, 20 minute phone call and get to the bottom of your struggle. Book your call HERE!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *