A small history of how I ended up playing with a Raw diet…
“My body has been an experiment since my early 20’s. When I got the pictures back from a baller vacation in Russia (2006) and couldn’t find myself in them, well, I simply knew I was in serious trouble. Not recognizing yourself in a picture is a harsh reality check, to say the least. Being the overachiever I am, I gained the “freshman 15″ three times my first 18 months of college. (I also crammed 4 years of school into 5, but that’s besides the point).
I was fat, technically morbidly obese, weighing in at a hefty 225 lbs on a 5’4” frame. Yikes. This realization sparked a curiosity that has been forming my much improved lifestyle for just shy of a decade. Through diet and exercise it took 2.5 years to lose 90lbs. and has remained un missed for about 8 years now. I have literally been every size in the book and can finally say “I dig being me”. Perfection doesn’t exist but to be truly happy with yourself beats the hell out of ‘perfect’. To feed your soul a healthy, unconditional love, is a pretty empowering feeling.
At 25, my journey landed me a job at a Baylor Hospital clinic in Texas where I was the Health Ambassador, and directed a physician-assisted weight loss program. It was very successful and the most fulfilling job I’ll probably ever have. It was amazing, and the fact I had my most favorite fat pictures all hanging in my office (what girl doesn’t have ’em displayed for strangers!?) gave my patients the confidence that they too could make some serious improvements. I directed for just shy of 2 years then finally answered the call from the mountains and moved to Colorado.
There’s a lot more to the story but I think the gist is has been said. Feel free to inquire if you have any questions, comments or want more details of anything. Life is about a balance, loving yourself and living. I mean, real, inspiring living. Sadly, most people don’t do that these days and if you want to ‘be the change you want to see in the world’ then start now.
Make it a great day.