"Four to five years ago, my idea of "fitness" was the treadmill and not eating a lot of food. Coffee was my lunch. I obsessed over the scale and being "tiny and toned." I had a horrible body image that resulted in harmful dieting and a lot of self-hate. I never played sports in high school. I never was very social or confident in myself to do anything until I found lifting and bodybuilding.
In the fall of 2013, I moved to Fort Collins. I had no friends, and all I had was a gym membership. I started going and teaching myself how to lift, and I would hide late at night so no one would see me.
Fast forward three years and I have not only gained muscle, strength, shape, and health but confidence, self-love, and passion as well. I have learned more about myself and have grown mentally and physically though lifting. I am an entirely new person. I have a huge love for fitness and continue to learn and help other people find that as well. Through training and competing in the NPC, I have found a family, close friends and the best way of living. I hope my journey and story inspires others to change their lives, and I am so blessed to be able to help people do that as a personal trainer and contest prep coach."