NASM FITNESS NUTRITION SPECIALIZATION (FNS) CERTIFIED
From a young age, I’ve enjoyed being active and playing sports. I have always been someone who has practiced a healthy lifestyle by intuitively choosing nutrient dense foods that are figure friendly and also fuel performance. However, there is more to how our bodies work than what we put in them. Psychological factors affect us more than any other component in our daily lives. The mind determines how we perform and what we choose to eat.
I began my competing career in a very strict repetitive diet. I went 15 weeks eating the same foods over and over again, without allotted cheat meals. The strict diet caused a complete shut-down from friends and family, a social life is almost non-existent, and you feel alone. No individual should put their mind or body through such a vigorous program. I did win my first few competitions, but it also came with a cost. I suffered from BED (binge eating disorder) and it took years to learn how to intuitively eat again. Had I started with flexible dieting methods, my life would have taken a different course. I could have avoided the struggle with bingeing and the very depressive times that crippled my progress. However, this experience allows me to share my story and understand/empathize to those who have endured similar experiences and may also need help regaining control. Flexible dieting allows you to reach your fitness goals without interruption to your mental health, family life, and overall happiness. It is a sustainable tool that can be utilized throughout the lifetime. I am continuing my competing career today with a much healthier approach, and love to help others who desire to better themselves.
1st Place and Overall Bikini C Class - NPC Oregon Ironman 2011
1st Place Bikini Open C Class - NPC Washington Ironman 2011
1st Place and Overall Bikini C Class- NPC Seven Feathers 2011
3rd Place Bikini C Class - NPC Emerald Cup 2012
3rd Place Bikini C Class NPC Emerald Cup 2013
1st place open bikini Oregon State 2016
5th Place Bikini D Class - NPC Jr. Nationals 2012
5th Place Bikini D Class - NPC Jr. Nationals 2013
7th Place Bikini D Class - NPC Team Universe 2013
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
I just want to say THANK YOU so much for everything you have done for me. You were always there for me to answer questions and keep me off of the ledge- you helped me to stick with it when I wanted to quit and told me to have patience and trust in the process - I did and have no doubt that I brought my best package to the stage as a result. Thank you so very very much!!! You are the best-est!!!
I'm feeling great and more confident everyday! I use to walk past mirrors and try hard not to look into them because I was embarrassed and now I can't help but stare at myself with love, lol!!!!
All of my friends and family keep saying I look so much smaller too and I definitely feel more confident which is always a good thing!
So my daughter gave me her weekend "bucket list" yesterday, and the first thing she said was go swimming! (They have been talking about bucket lists at school)
Now normally I would find ANY excuse for not going to a pool with a bunch of people at it, but not this time!! For once I was ready to get in a swimsuit. THANK YOU! Thank you for helping me have better self confidence! Thank you for aiding in building More family memories!
But for sure what has been nice is having both my mom (world's biggest critic) and my aunt (young, fun, fit) tell me that this is the best they have ever seen me!! I told them that I have an amazing coach, that has completely changed my mindset and helped me get here
It's funny because I have had so many friends ask me lately if I've cut out carbs or what I am doing. I love responding and telling them that I am eating a ridiculous amount of carbs and very little cardio, with LOTS of weights!
I have thoroughly enjoyed my lifestyle change and the way it makes me feel, and think about myself!!!!
So excited about this whole process!!!
I can't say thank you enough for helping me out and helping me change my appearance, but most of all my mind!!!! You have no clue how much that has improved!
I cannot stress enough how much Trista and ADO saved my life. I am forever grateful for their transparency, compassion and support.