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I started my journey into Fitness 6 years ago. After rehabilitation of a debilitating hamstring injury sustained during my time as a dancer, I was left in a situation where I had to discover a new passion, a new career, and new ways to stay fit and active without the one thing I had trained most of my life in. I was just no longer capable of doing what I once was and as upsetting as that may have been, being at a fork in the road with two unmarked roads ahead, it was safe to say I was lost. I tried many different things on my journey to find my “New Love”. I tried running, hiking, swimming, beginner fitness/dance classes, fashion, and while they were fun and interesting experiences, nothing really felt right.
With that, I welcomed the red monster of doubt to take over my life. Not only did I not feel at the level I once was, I was constantly depressed, telling myself I just wasn’t good enough and I would never get back to where I wanted to be. With that self-discouragement set in motion, the red monster started to one by one destroy all of the healthy habits I spent so long building. Sending the fear and anxiety from past traumas, bullying, eating disorders and depression flooding back into my life. Lost and afraid, I turned to extremes. With little to no control, I bounced back and forth with my diet, eating terrible foods, crash dieting, all the worst ideas you can think of, I probably tried it. All the while not really caring enough about myself to notice the extent of what these new habits would do. It wasn’t until I looked in the mirror two years later and didn’t recognize myself or my body that I knew I needed to make a change.
After a couple years of trying to find the right trainer or the right program, with no sustainable improvement, I decided to take it upon myself to start finding a new way to motivate and train myself. My journey ventured back into the world of education where I took it upon myself to educate myself on the facts first hand. Learning as much as I could to start myself off right, so that I could incorporate all of the things I love into my active lifestyle and still successfully reach my goals.
I enrolled in a program with INFOFIT in Vancouver, BC to become a certified ACE (American Council of Exercise) personal trainer and I’ve never looked back.