My story of reclaiming my power over my life & body!
“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.” −Buddha
I started resenting my body and myself at a young age. My self-hatred was a by-product of years of bullying and growing up with strict rules. Becoming a professional athlete in my early teens just added to this pressure. I tried countless diets and trained extremely hard to stay in shape. It didn’t matter how much weight I lost or gained, I didn’t feel good about myself. I believed that my weight, body, and other’s validation determined my worth.
Struggle was my life. I battled with anxiety and was completely out of touch with myself and my needs.
I did what I “had to do” never questioning the price. I tried to “medicate” my pain with food when I was a child, parties and drugs in my early twenties, and alcohol later on.
Can you relate to my story?
As a result of this built up pressure, in 2009, I went through a complete emotional, physical and financial breakdown. This was my turning point.
I healed the relationship with myself and my body as a result of countless hours of reflecting, journaling, meditation, reading tons of books, attending seminars, hiring coaches and healers, and listening to my inner voice.
I transformed the way I approach my workouts, eating, body, and life. I freed myself from societal expectations, the expectations of the fitness industry, stopped people pleasing, started listening to myself and living life on my own terms.
I no longer obsess about exercising, dieting and my weight. Instead I focus on being healthy, happy and living in harmony with my body. I embrace my curves and who I am!
My life mission is to share what I learned through my experience and through working with other women. I guide women on their journey of learning to understand their bodies, feel comfortable with themselves, trust their feelings, and follow their inner guidance. I support them as they make the necessary changes in their lives, so everything around them reflects their inner harmony.
At the end of 2018 I published my book ‘Weight Loss Through the Soul.’ In this book I share the steps I took on my healing journey.