My journey to becoming a nutrition coach
If you had told me a year ago that I would become a nutrition coach, I would have been highly confused. I have been a competitive athlete since age six when I joined the swim team. Throughout my childhood and teen years, I also played basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, ultimate frisbee, and I did ballet for many years. Currently, I am a professional disc golfer, a runner and I work out at an amazing group-fitness gym in Mt. Juliet, TN.
As I write this in May 2020, it has been one year since I started my macro journey. Up until that point, I always thought of myself as a decent athlete, but there was always something holding me back: proper nutrition. I have struggled with my weight since childhood, trying many different diets, doing a ton of cardio then just letting myself go because it got too hard to maintain.
In May 2019, I joined a group nutrition challenge at my gym and was thrown headfirst into the world of tracking macronutrients. I have lost 40 pounds since then. It wasn’t easy by a long shot, but now I finally feel like I am in control of my nutrition. I have the tools I need to properly fuel myself for all my activities while continuing to eat the foods I love.
If you know me, you probably know that I am pretty intense, and am always looking for ways to challenge myself. So, I decided that since I have been so successful in my own journey, I wanted to help others find the same success. In May 2020, I became a Certified Nutrition Coach through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
I am very excited to be able to share my passion and new-found nutrition knowledge with you!
Where does the name “Get Gritty” nutrition come from?
This name comes from one of my favorite words, “grit.” I feel that this word describes who I am and how I strive to be:
Grit. /grit/ noun
Possessing indomitable spirit. Having a drive for achievement regardless of upbringing or situation. Earning success in the trenches through hard work.
Here are some fun facts about me!
Thank you to my husband Shawn for being my biggest supporter when it comes to my health, fitness, career goals and life aspirations. Also, he built this website, and I think it’s pretty swell.