A holistic approach to The Good Life.
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I used to think “vegetable” and “exercise” were

dirty words

 

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Standing in the background of pictures so they don’t “get your gut.”

Putting off beach vacations because you’re not quite “swimsuit ready.”

Being too scared to seize opportunities for fear you’ll be judged by your appearance.

Feeling down on yourself because your weight seems to be slipping out of your control, but not knowing where to start.


Sound familiar?

If so, you’re in the right place!

 
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I teach people how to use keto diets and interval training to easily incorporate weight loss into their busy lives so they can spend more time doing the things they love.

Once upon a time, all of the above applied to me. I struggled for years with my weight until I finally found a combo that helped me drop the pounds while still doing all my favorite things: keto + interval training.

It’s my goal to teach you how to use a keto diet and interval training to reach your weight loss goals without making your life revolve around them.

So often, weight loss advice is either time-consuming (“run hours on a treadmill”), boring (“eat plain baked chicken breasts and steamed broccoli”), or both. In the Get Fit with Fat community, we firmly believe that food should be fun, workouts should take an hour or less, and your healthy lifestyle should support your favorite activities, not replace them. It’s my personal mission to help you balance getting the body you want while enjoying the life you have.

 
 

My unlikely journey to Holistic Health Coach and Personal Trainer

 
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An ulcer made me rethink my entire life.

Way back in 2012, I was already on a serious path of introspection—I had quit my job a few months earlier and decided to travel to “find my purpose” (can you say quarterlife crisis?), but the searing pain coursing through my stomach let me know that something still wasn’t right. It was at a follow-up medical appointment that a doctor suggested I take probiotics and eat fermented foods to prevent future occurrences.

(record skip) What? Did she just prescribe me sauerkraut for my gastro issues?

Call me ignorant, but it was the first time I’d ever heard anyone make the connection between food and illness, doctors included. In the black community especially, where frankly, diet should be a bigger focus, food is often overlooked as the cause or solution for illness.

Since I never take anything at face value (character flaw or strength? It varies), I started researching her advice and was blown away by the effects good nutrition could have on your body and mind. It seemed that for everything that was ailing me—gastro issues, depression, sleep disorders, prediabetes, excess weight—nutrition was the answer.

Within a year, I enrolled in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition to learn more, and while there I learned about keto and its benefits and decided to give it a try. After years of being told I needed to eat low fat, low calorie foods, a diet that encouraged cheese was more than welcome.

What happened next was a miracle.

I watched the scale like a hawk, still distrustful that loading up on fat was going to do anything but make me bigger. But, almost every time I stepped on the scale, it was moving down! Excited by the changes I was creating in my body, I was inspired to take on other challenges, and I started hitting the gym.

Before long, a gym friend asked me to do the Insanity program with her, and I was confident (crazy?) enough to agree. Let me tell you, I thought the results I was getting from keto were unbelievable, but keto + Insanity??? OUT OF THIS WORLD.

I felt like I had found the cheat code.

Within nine months, I lost a grand total of 45 lbs and gained a new lease on life. In the years since, I became certified as a holistic health coach, got certified to teach Spinning and Insanity LIVE, and earned my personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Why I do what I do

Taking my health in my hands was massively empowering for me. I no longer felt like things were out of my control, or that life was happening to me. Creating new healthy patterns led me to making improvements in all areas of my life, and I loved it.

I didn’t start on this journey planning to coach, but I knew I had to share what I’d found with others: a feeling of glowing from the inside out. Learning how to live life more healthfully was the greatest gift I’d ever given myself, and now I want to share that gift with as many people as possible.

 
 
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Get Fit with Fat exists to help you

 
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Whether you have 5 lbs to lose or 50—or you just want to maintain a healthy lifestyle—Get Fit with Fat is here to help you empower yourself through healthy eating, movement, and self care.

By learning the right techniques and developing the right habits, you can make your health a priority without making it your entire life. Yes, you can have it all!

I won’t sugar coat it—breaking old, destructive habits and replacing them with new ones is challenging, and not always fun. Luckily, I’ve done all the trial and error, made the mistakes, and had the setbacks so you don’t have to.

I’m here to be your teacher, accountability coach, and cheerleader as you develop the habits that are going to get you results for life.

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random facts about me

(survey style)

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Hometown: Washington, DC

Number of siblings: Zero!

Favorite book: Depends on the day…today, let’s go with Pride & Prejudice, The Alchemist, and Homegoing 

Run, bike, or swim: Bike, duh

Favorite keto food: Fathead pizza of all varieties

Most likely to binge watch: The best show of all time, Game of Thrones

 

Proudest accomplishment: Finishing my first (and only) bike century (100 miles!)

Personality type: Myers-BriggsINTJ, EnneagramType 5, Zodiac – Scorpio (and I am TEXTBOOK each one of these)

Drink of choice: Prosecco or Sparkling Rosé

Not so secret obsession: Conan O’Brien. Not sure what it is, but I love him. I once flew to LA from DC for 12 hours just to go see a taping of his show (If you haven’t heard it yet, check out his podcast Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, it’s so good!)

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A journey

of a thousand miles

Begins with

a single step.

- Lao tzu

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