The Story of PHOTOGIRL
Founded in 2020
Plant Curious Eater
For the vast majority of my adult life, I’ve struggled with my weight. After being called out by my grandmother at a family picnic regarding my ass (her words!), I walked out (actually, more like power walked) humiliated and fully aware that my ass + waistline had expanded.
Sadly, even though her words sparked a fire within me, it would take 3+ years of crash dieting, excuse making, and saying “tomorrow” for me to finally seek help from a coach. And when I say, I’ve tried every crash diet on the market-I have! Pills, shakes, starvation, binge eating, macro counting, high carb, low carb, and carb cycling. It wasn’t until I mustered up the courage to walk my size 18 self into a local gym and meet with a wellness coach that my life and relationship with food changed.
In the first 12-weeks, we met every week for 15-minutes to discuss what or was not was working and address potential challenges for the week ahead. I remember clearly the first day of the program as I walked through the grocery store with the list of approved foods thinking I’d starve. Turns out, I had been denying my body, mind, and soul healthy, delicious, nourishing food. I was finally eating real food for the first time in my adult life.
After my own success several of my fellow photographer and creative friends asked me what I had done to lose the weight, have more energy, and simply be healthier all of which led me down the path of becoming a holistic health coach & personal trainer.
Not only do I have my Associates Degree in Photography, I also have my Holistic Health Coaching Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and a Personal Training Certification from ISSA.
Fast forward or go back to January / February of 2020 - when my understanding of health + wellness would help turn me into a full-time health + wellness advocate.
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