Left: Me at 21 years old, trying to hide my body under big clothes, not happy with myself and no clue what I was doing with my life.
Middle and Right: Me at 27, more confident and happier than ever, in my best physical and mental shape.
I remember all throughout my teenage and even childhood years not being happy with how I looked or who I was, and consistently finding things wrong with me. I was MEAN to myself! I also had the hardest time getting myself to do any exercise or go to the gym, and when I was there, I really had no clue what I was doing or what I needed to do to get the results I wanted. I also thought I was good at doing my makeup, but when I still didn't feel pretty with it on I knew something else needed to change.
On top of that, I kept thinking that I was only going to get fat and uglier as I got older. That's just how it goes right? High School was my prime surely (even though I hated most things about high school).
Fast forward a few years after I learned better, the hard way. I got sick of being depressed and unhappy with myself, and not confident in any social situations. I dreaded them!
I learned I was in full control of my circumstances and what I was going to be or even look like. Not the other way around. I was so tired of feeling this way that I would have done anything to change it, but as a struggling college student, I didn't have the resources to spend on a personal trainer, or a beauty professional. I had to do something on my own, I couldn’t sit back and give up and allow a circumstance to dictate my reality. Slowly throughout many years of much research, trial and error, many self-development books, and failed attempts to change my habits, I have finally gotten to a place where I am happy and confident. Am I perfect? Certainly not. But I now have those around me coming to me asking me "how did you do this?! How do you look better now that you're getting older? You are really great at public speaking, etc." I tell them I'm like a nice bottle of wine ;). I have figured out how to make the most of my resources to become someone I'm proud of and most importantly, confident, regardless of others' opinions of me. I want to help you do this as well and not have to spend years figuring it out. It’s a fact that the way you feel about your appearance spills over into every single other part of your life, whether you believe it or not.
The breaking point for me was when I got asked if I was pregnant. I used to wear loose shirts and dresses because I was so unhappy with how I looked so I’m sure that didn’t help. Looking back, I DID look pregnant. And I was, with a food baby ????. It didn't matter that friends told me "but you're not fat," I wasn't happy with myself and at the end of the day, that's all that mattered. I’ve learned that CONSISTENCY and COMMITMENT is what has made ALL the difference! There's no secret potion, lotion, wrap, pill, etc. Trust me, I’ve tried them!
I want to help women transform themselves from the inside out! I want to teach you what took me YEARS to learn, in a much much shorter time frame. How to be confident, and LOVE being with and in front of people instead of dreading it. How to dress and style yourself in a way that makes you 110% confident regardless of your body type or size. Are you on a budget and feel like you can't afford nice clothing or makeup? I will easily work with even the smallest budget. You'll also need to overcome the negative, self-deprecating thoughts you constantly battle with and I can show you ways to do this. Exercising and healthy eating are lifetime habits, and they have such a HUGE impact on your personal image and brand. It's no secret that someone who is living in alignment with their body's needs, exudes vitality! Once I made regular exercise and stopped eating emotionally, I truly experienced and inner-outer transformation that has spilled into every area of my life, professional, personal and now as an entrepreneur with a personal brand.
What’s your story? What can I help YOU with? Send me a message, or leave me a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!