Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
I am a mountain loving girl on a journey to find my place to serve in this world. I am a mamma of two mildly wild boys and the wife of a computer nerd. I am a recovering cereal addict who loves to laugh and cry and feel all the things. Read on for more of my story!
I grew up on a standard American diet, and I struggled with my weight from a pretty young age. As a teenager I struggled with acne and disordered eating.
As an adult my relationship with food has evolved, and after my kids were born and my body changed I focused a lot on heavy workouts to try to control the way my body looked. I didn't focus a lot on the quality of food, I just monitored the quantity. Despite being very controlled, I had never been able to maintain a set weight and I was constantly fatigued and sore.
My interest in fitness led me to nutrition, and I started researching paleo and transitioned to that lifestyle shortly after my second son was born. At first everything clicked and I felt great, but after a few months the fatigue was back.
I found out I was pregnant with my third child in November of 2016. I was sick immediately, but it didn't feel like "pregnant sick"- it felt like I was dying. I bled really heavily in the first couple months of the pregnancy, but doctors and ultrasounds assured us that everything was going great. I went in for my 18 week appointment and we discovered that the baby (our third boy) had died and a surgery was scheduled to assist with the miscarriage. I was destroyed, hopeless, terrified... completely broken. Three weeks after the surgery I bent down and my knee locked and I was unable to stand up. For two weeks I was unable to walk and in excruciating pain. X-rays and an MRI could not explain the problem, and I was sent home with anti-anxiety medication. I shifted my focus to nutrition during this time, mostly because I needed a direction for my future and I was afraid if I stopped moving I would lie down and never get up. I enrolled in school to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and began my training in September of 2017. A few weeks into school I had a massive panic attack, and luckily found the right practitioner, and was tested for and diagnosed with Lyme Disease.
At this point in my journey I had lost a baby, my body was falling apart, and now I had also lost my mind. The anxiety I experienced was ruining my relationships and the quality of my life. But, thank God my story didn't end there! Through healing, nourishing foods and by developing a loving relationship with my creator and with my body- one where I feed it and listen to it instead of resenting and punishing it- I have changed the direction of my life and it is honestly better than I could have imagined. I am officially Lyme free, and my anxiety is completely under control with diet and lifestyle changes. I can listen to my body through workouts and have learned to honor the place that I am in to allow for full healing. I feel like a fierce bad-ass for taking control of my life and treating my body like a place I want to live in for a long time.
I want to empower you to do the same!
Heal your body
Eat real food.
Are you tired of feeling exhausted? Unmotivated? Anxious and depressed? I want to help you! Are you constantly overwhelmed by life? Do you struggle with PMS, problem skin, or fertility issues? YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I have been there, and I want to give you the tools you need to get to the root of your issues as you heal your body from the inside out. I want to help you access your fierce side and fight for the health you deserve! Make an investment in YOU!