I never knew what “being healthy” really meant at the time, nor did I really care.
I gained about 10 kg and became aware of the self-hatred I had towards my relationship with food. I was really unhappy with how I looked. I’m not a vain person but I certainly was not at peace with what I saw in the mirror, and that really wasn’t supporting to have the confidence to move my life forward.
Most importantly I started enjoying the food I ate, eating consciously, with no feeling of guilt. I was free, free from calories counting and free from the control that food had over me. I became more present and happier, and everyone around me noticed it.
I then developed a regular yoga practice that helped me gain emotional control. I really fell in love with this lifestyle, with taking care of myself and with giving back to others. That turned into a passion and over time I started to get more creative with my recipes, learned so much on nutrition, yoga, therapy and I’m still constantly learning.
I’ve never felt so inspired after this transformation to make a change and inspire others to get on this journey. For that reason I’ve decided to quit the corporate world, to follow my heart and become a health coach, therapist and yoga teacher. This has infused my life with meaning and purpose. Seeing the changes and impact I’ve made on people’s lives is what drives me everyday, and a desire to make people feel better about themselves and to help them feel their absolute best.