The woman I am today isn't who I have always been. Ten years ago, I was battling depression and anxiety so serious that I almost ended my life. The pressure of my youngest daughter's cerebral palsy diagnosis, thousands of dollars of medical bills, an unfulfilling career, and financial ruin led to unhealthy habits and failing relationships.
I understood that I couldn't give up. For years, I worked on rebuilding myself piece by piece. I quit the pills and the drinking, the poor food choices, and the negative lifestyle habits. Night after night, I pushed myself to my physical limits in the gym. I was looking for physical strength, but what I didn't realize was that I was also building mental and emotional strength. My life didn't get easier, I got stronger.
I entered the 1st Phorm Athlete Search in 2015, and for the first time in my adult life, I felt as if I fit in. I found myself among others; so different than myself but bonded by common core values and a desire to be a better version of ourselves. I didn't win that search, but I was asked to be a Legionnaire, and it was the best decision I made both personally and professionally.
For the next few years in this position, I took advantage of every opportunity to learn and grow within this industry, and won a Brand Ambassador spot. Five years ago, I took a huge leap and left teaching to start my own company and brand, Warrior Fitness.
I continued to pour my heart into 1st Phorm and my brand by serving others through education first. In 2017, I was awarded an Elite Trainer position and was named Legionnaire of the Year. I've been blessed to continue to help thousands of clients through the Transphormation Challenge and other Legionnaires as they begin their journey with 1st Phorm. Through my own brand, I have established an amazing community of over a thousand Warriors!