I grew up in the midwest where the only fresh and natural thing in our kitchen was corn on the cob. We ate a lot of processed food and rarely saw fresh fruits and vegetables. Raised by overweight smokers, I was not destined to be the promoter of a healthy lifestyle.
But I had a grandmother who was ahead of her generation. I would often find her exercising at 5am, eating ‘strange’ things like all natural peanut butter, wheat germ by the spoonful and ‘plain’ yogurt. she even grew her own vegetables. I spent hours with her growing up. Helping her weed the garden and plant flowers. She was always talking about moving your body, eating healthy and wearing sunscreen.
She was by far my most profoundly positive influence. She forged a path that I would eventually follow once I reached adulthood.
I joined the track team in junior high and quickly realized that I loved how good I felt being physically active. It gave me self confidence and made me feel strong.
I never really incorporated eating healthy until I had children. I was very concerned about what they were putting into their bodies and thought I should care about what I’m eating too.
Being a mom, being active and eating healthy, real, natural and whole foods is the foundation of FitChick. It is my passion to empower, motivate and educate women about the joy and necessity of living a healthy life. I want to lead by example and be a positive role model for my children and my clients.