In case you were wondering here are 25 (mostly) interesting facts about me, you know, so you don’t have to wonder anymore!

The Not So Interesting Facts:

  • I was born in 1977
  • I am married with two baby boys, 21 months apart, one dog and a cat
  • I live near Charlotte, North Carolina
  • I grew up in Southern California and Arizona
  • I am a Certified Personal Trainer and CrossFit Coach

The Far More Interesting Facts:

  • I have been overweight my whole life
  • I used to weigh 328lbs
  • I had gastric bypass surgery in 2011
  • I lost 164lbs over the course of two years
  • I did not get skinny or cure my fatness with weight loss surgery
  • I have a genetic fat disorder called Lipedema

The Facts That Made Me Who I am Today:

  • I have moved 54 times (The house I live in now is the longest I’ve stayed anywhere- 9 years!)
  • I went to 14 different schools (I went to one school for three whole days!)
  • I pursued an acting career in Los Angeles and NYC in my early 20’s
  • I didn’t meet my father until I was 28 years old
  • I got married and divorced in my mid 20’s
  • I have battled infertility
  • I have had a miscarriage
  • I have had two successful pregnancies
  • I was verbally, and sometimes physically bullied and abused by my step-father growing up
  • I was the object of someone’s (fat) fetish (mistaken for love) and didn’t realize it until years later
  • Between 2013 and 2015 I completed over 30 races including several Spartan Races, Road Races, Trail Races and two Triathlons
  • I am the proud mom of 2 boys who were born 21 months apart
  • I have had the privilege of helping thousands of women love themselves more, care for their bodies better, and let go of perfection to live their best happy, healthy lifestyle

Who I am Today:

  • I have no regrets
  • I do not live in fear of failure, success, judgment or harm
  • I recognize my strengths and my weaknesses
  • I forgive myself for my faults
  • I love myself for who I am

Who I want to be Tomorrow:

  • A published author
  • The host of my own TV show
  • Faster, Stronger, Better
  • More AWESOME
  • Inspiring even more people to live their own I’mperfect Life