I grew up in a household comprised of three competitive boys, a Colonel in the Marine Corps, and a fitness instructor. To keep up with my family and perform my best on the field required proper fueling, thus the beginning of my nutrition journey.
As I entered college I lost sight of a balanced diet and let my busy school and practice schedule breed bad habits. I craved carbohydrates to fuel my brain which meant constantly eating my three favorite P’s (pasta, pretzels, and popcorn )! Thankfully, I began to study biochemistry where I mastered the fundamentals of energy production within humans and was able to apply that knowledge to my own life.
Doing so made me a better student and athlete, gaining more energy to focus in the classroom, and to truly perform my best in training. In conjunction with eating a balanced diet, I was able to fix other detrimental habits in my life. Turning off screens before bed led to deeper sleep which improved my memory for school, and my recovery time from training. Prepping food I would eat for the week led to better preparing for the week in general which increased my productivity. Having the courage to fix my diet allowed me to improve all different facets of my life!
Today, I apply my undergraduate degree in biochemistry to training, nutrition, and living the best life possible! It is my goal to not only maximize the performance of others in the gym, but outside as well; in the office, at home, and in relationships.
You can find me training for my next competition in the gym, at the emergency room #improving lives, or in the kitchen whipping up enough food to feed seven people!