I am a 23 year old from Boston, MA. I work as a daycare provider and a health/fitness coach. I am an active part in my community on the Relay for Life committee, Parish shows, as well as a Celiac Disease (Autoimmune Disease), Mast Cell Activation and PCOS activist and blogger. I’m not your ordinary 23 year old girlt;
I have a passion for helping others through health and fitness. It has changed my life and I want to help others do the same.
My goal is to help others find their vitality, much like I have found mine through health and fitness. Ever since I can remember, I was plagued with health issues leaving me sick with little energy, and diminished hope. Although I always wanted to be “healthy” it was hard for me to eat clean as a picky eater, as well as workout while constantly being sick.
Years later, I knew something had to give. I was a new college student, fed up with feeling this way. At age 18, I self-diagnosed myself with Celiac Disease, and the doctors confirmed. Now, I thought I finally had my answers! Little did I know that was just the beginning. But, it did open up new doors for me, and a new set of hope. With my new found hope, I set out on my gluten free journey in Fall 2012. Of course after several, panic attacks and not knowing what to eat. It led this once picky eater to step outside of my comfort zone and try new foods, because frankly my favorites (pasta, bread, “anything gluteny”) were clearly off limits. After gaining more and more weight, AFTER going gluten free I was in a bad place, upset about my life and confused, as I thought this would make me “healthier.”
In May 2013, that is when my life changed for the better. I enrolled in my first challenge group, where I learned how to eat clean, make easy substitutes and actually found a new sense of confidence. Last, but not least I found my passion. Through the next 90 days I was a changed person, inside and out. Twenty pounds lighter, a healthier “glow,” confidence, and last but not least a stronger than ever will to find answers! Although, I felt substantially better, I still knew something was off. I played with my diet, and knew there was more to it.
In January 2014, I met a doctor who changed my life. He ensured that the food I was eating was giving me these issues, and added symptoms, much like being “glutened.” This time instead of “freaking out” like I had in the past, I took things slow. And followed this doctor’s lead. He helped me realize, no one should have to give up their lives, and remain sick, and as a prisoner in their own body. Let health and fitness be the answer.
As I have found my own vitality and regained my life back, I want to help you do the same. No one should have to surrender their lives to diseases, and illnesses that can be controlled with diet and exercise alone.