- Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science
- Master of Science in Applied Nutrition (Concentration in Fitness and Nutrition)
- American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Personal Trainer
- American Council on Exercise (ACE) Certified Group Fitness Instructor
I’m passionate about combining nutrition and fitness for optimal health. When considering a name for my blog, I knew the word “balance” had to be included. I’ve learned first-hand that balance is a key ingredient in maintaining a healthy mind, body, and spirit. I began my health and fitness journey as an overweight, anxious teenager. Like many teenagers, I initially approached weight loss with an extreme attitude, eating one meal a day, avoiding exercise, and ending up on the verge of a full-blown eating disorder. Thanks to my wonderful Mother’s genuine concern (and a fainting spell caused by taking laxatives on an empty stomach), I decided to take a more balanced approach to health, and have maintained my weight for over a decade.
Today’s lifestyle does not favor balance. We are inundated with a host of misinformation regarding diet and exercise. We’re constantly on-the-go; putting nutritious food, exercise, sleep, and relaxation at the bottom of our “to-do” lists. The media (and some in the health and wellness industry) create fear through their message of restriction. All of these elements can make living a healthy lifestyle challenging, but my journey has taught me that balance is not only possible, it is crucial to living a life of health and peace. In this blog I will explore many aspects of wellness, including fitness, food, mental, and spiritual health. I pray I can provide information that will help you live a healthier life; spirit, mind, and body.