Hi, I’m Erin. I am a lover of weight lifting, great food, and authenticity. I am a wife, mommy, corporate financial analyst, and a follower of Christ (insert gasp here). I have an MBA in Finance, as well as an M.S. in Psychology (Industrial/Organizational Emphasis).
I have struggled with body image, self-dislike, and an unhealthy relationship with food since I was very young. I did not realize the severity of my dysfunction until I had my first son (one of three) at 19. When I had my sons, I ended up gaining a net total of 100 pounds. Over the last ten years, I have desperately tried to lose weight, and I followed every fad diet and fitness program imaginable. I consider myself the Queen of the Yo-Yo Dieters, as I have gained and lost this same weight several times.
I had no idea what I was doing. I learned everything the hard way.
But, I started to learn great lessons along the way, albeit the hard way. About five years ago, I discovered weight lifting, and I was hooked. I started devouring every bit of information I could find about bodybuilding. But I discovered that I still could not maintain the standard “Bro-science” way of losing weight, I just kept failing. The undeniable truth is that a healthy lifestyle has a lot to do with the struggle of the mind. Hmmm… glad I didn’t get that Psychology degree for nothing! What a great opportunity for application!
So I decided to make my own rules—rather than all or nothing, I wanted to develop a balance.
While I still have weight to lose, I have discovered a way to be healthy along the way. I am committed to helping other women who are walking down the same path I was on to help them become truly healthy.
“Health” is an elusive goal that is never a destination, and always a journey.
I am obsessed with helping women stop a lifetime of yo-yo dieting and finally find the support and self-grace they need to create a healthy and balanced life in order that they can experience health in their bodies, minds, spirits, and hearts. I aim to do this by being authentic about my own struggles and my own successes because I have learned the best way not to become healthy, and am discovering the best ways to become healthy.
So get some iron therapy, grab a single scoop of your favorite ice cream, and join me in this two steps forward, one step back quest to total health! You won’t want to miss it!