I am a 22 year old girl with a passion for food. Miami is the beautiful yet crazy city where I reside. As of current I am a graduate from the University of Miami with my B.A in Biology hoping to get into P.A school. Not sure where this hectic life will take me but I’m ready for the ride. With the help of my family, friends, and my equally health nut boyfriend the road to success is closer than I know.
Being a ballet dancer all my life my body became my temple but I never treated it with respect. My eating habits growing up were not the best. McDonalds and Burger King became a staple in my diet. Black beans, rice, and pork are the traditional dishes my Cuban family loves to cook. Steak sammies with shoe lace fries were my ultimate indulgence and who could say no to decadent cookies and ice cream? I soon noticed the chub and although I was not considered overweight I literally felt uncomfortable in my own skin. High School was my heaviest weight and when I soon started to diet food became the enemy.
I ate every low fat food available which now I know is one of the most harmful things you can do to your body. I later had high cholesterol. I cut drinking soda (which I still do), and limited my calories to about 1000 a day. Let’s just say I lost more than I intended to and even when I knew I was too skinny I still wanted to be skinnier. Whoever said you can never be too skinny or rich was
dead wrong. Not only was I thin but I was weak, not an attractive combination. When I met my boyfriend everything turned around. He taught me the value of eating whole grain nutritious meals, and fueling the body with unprocessed foods. I am a big time nut butter girl fanatic 😉 With his inspiration and weight training I picked up the dumbbells and lifted for strength. I gained a healthy amount of weight and even did a little bulk over the winter gaining some much needed muscle. I feel great and I love my body.
It’s never too late to turn things around and conquer the world. Thin does not equal fit and that’s a lesson ingrained in me forever. I love to eat, I love to train, and just be me. I am a fit girl foodie.