I’m a full-time attorney, part time fitness instructor and coach.  I’ve beat obesity and released over 60 pounds without ever stepping foot in a gym.  For real.  So, how did I do it?  What’s my story?

I’ve always struggled with my weight.  I spent a good deal of my life yo-yo dieting, gaining and losing the same 20 pounds over and over and over again.  When I went to college, I gained the Freshman 15… a couple of times.  But I found the Atkins Diet, and lost a lot of weight on that.  However, once I started integrating carbs back into my diet, I slowly started to gain all of the weight back.

best projectIt reached a peak in law school.  Law school was hard. Anyone who’s been through it will tell you that. I did well academically.  I graduated with honors, but I did not treat myself well during this time.  I developed my mind while neglecting my body.  In the 3 years – THREE YEARS – of law school, I gained 50 pounds.  I was trying to maintain the Atkins Diet, but my diet wasn’t clean (bacon is Atkins-friendly, right?!).  I was drinking alcohol to reward myself after long days and nights of studying.  I didn’t sleep much, and I was not exercising.  Actually, every time that I tried to exercise, I’d get SICK and would have to stop for weeks at a time. Between poor nutrition, little restful sleep, and stress from law school, I was abusing my body and mind.

After I graduated from law school, I moved to Washington, DC.  I was looking forward to being a bride, and I refused to walk down the aisle obese.  I started exercising regularly and lost 20 pounds in time for the wedding!  But, alas, after the wedding, I stopped seeing results and even started to notice the weight coming back.

For our 2-year wedding anniversary, after longingly watching the Insanity infomercials for years, I decided to take a plunge and buy the program.  I bought it as an anniversary gift for my husband and me.  I bought it to show my dedication to a long and healthy life together, and we were going to complete this program together.  And we did.  Insanity changed everything.

I lost almost 20 pounds during my first round of Insanity.  I started getting curious about the superfood meal replacement shake, Shakeology, advertised after the workouts, and bought a bag here and there. I heard that if you signed up to be a Team Beachbody coach, you could get a 25% discount on Shakeology and you’d never have to do any coaching or selling if you didn’t want to.  I decided to sign up to be a coach for the discount on the products – not because I ever wanted to “coach” anyone.  My husband and I were considering completing the Ultimate Reset, and signing up to be a coach would save us about $100 on a dual kit!Before and AFter

I started seeing results, and people asked me what I had been doing to lose weight and get in shape.  I referred people to Shakeology and Beachbody programs, earned a little commission for plugging products I believed in, and received a LOT of satisfaction from coaching my friends through these programs and seeing them get amazing results too! So, what started as signing up to coach for a discount turned into a passion that I’m following as far as I can.

I’ve completed a number of Beachbody programs since January 2014, including Focus T25, Insanity, Insanity: the Asylum (Volumes 1 and 2), P90X, Insanity Max: 30, the 21-Day Fix Extreme, Body Beast, and many more!

I also took my passion for Insanity to the next level and became a group fitness instructor!  I hold a Certified Group Fitness Instructor certificate from the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), an Insanity Live instructor certificate from Beachbody Live, and current CPR/AED/First Aid certificates.  Also thirsty to learn more, I also enrolled in a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training  – I call it “yoga college” because you dive deep into anatomy, biomechanics, and the philosophy of yoga.  Now, I’m also a Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance.  I teach group fitness and yoga classes in Washington, DC and beyond!  Reach out to me to book a class.

I’m in the best shape of my life, and helping people achieve their dreams!

Here’s a short video on the beginning of my story as a Team Beachbody coach:

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