Then I started to do bodybuilding competitions. I wanted to be ripped! My coach put me on a very boring meal plan, told me to lift 6 days a week, do 30 mins of cardio every day, and avoid all food not on my diet list. Meaning, I couldn't eat out. If I went to a restaurant, I took my own food or I didn't eat at all. Which put a quick stop to having any social life.
I thought it was worth it.. at first. Because at first I was good at it. I took home first place trophies. I was ripped. I got down to 9% body fat!
Until I noticed, competing and being really lean didn't make me any happier. I missed living life!
So I finally gave that up too. I gained weight. I gained body fat. I didn't have any drive to workout.
I was stuck between my two phases of fitness.
1) Doing a lot of cardio and being skinny fat.
2) Tracking every ounce of food, lifting 6x a week, and having no social life.
I wanted to be happy
I wanted to be strong.
I wanted to be confident.
I wanted to be fit and have a life!
I decided I had to find middle ground. That’s when THE FITNESS LIFE was born. I coach the balance, feeling better, reaching your goals and doing it in a sustainable manner. No fad diets and no crazy supplements! No giving up what you love to eat!
Let me show you how fitness is suppose to make you feel. Like a badass!