Alex I was never truly comfortable in my own skin growing up. I had terribly crooked teeth before braces, and my genetics didn’t allow me to borrow my petite friends’ clothes. I ate whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted it, and was (still am) a sucker for sweets.

Fortunately, I enjoyed my fruits and veggies, too, but would choose the french fries every time. I was active growing up; I played soccer as a kid, and then found my passion for volleyball in middle and high school. But nevertheless, you would find me inhaling a double quarter pounder from Mcd’s after every tournament. I would show up to practice after school with a 45oz coke and cherry mixed Slurpee from the closest convenience store, and wondered why I still had “baby fat” as I picked myself apart in the mirror.

I tried every low fat, carb restricting fad diet I found, but could never stick to it even after dragging my mom to the grocery store for what I “needed”. I found myself cycling in and out of self-hate and this sense of failure every time I would break the diet, or didn’t see results. I once broke down at age 17 in a restaurant with my friends because I ate a piece of bread for the first time in 2 weeks; it wasn’t pretty.

It wasn’t until college that I started taking actual control of my health and eating habits. I was absolutely terrified of the freshman 15, but instead of Googling “how to get skinny” I started listening to my body. I started making conscious food choices based on science, and not off the latest weight loss trend. But most importantly, I chose to be KIND to myself through all of it.

I earned my Bachelors of Exercise Science at Western Michigan University, and turned my struggles into a passion. I have found my place in this world in health and wellness by empowering others to take control of their lives.

Am I perfect? Absolutely not. Becoming the best version of yourself is not a linear process, but the hardest part is taking the first step. And I would love nothing more than for you to take that first step with MBT and me.

Why I chose MBT:

I chose MBT because I worked first hand with two other coaches on this amazing team. I not only witnessed the impact they had on their clients, but also the impact their clients had on them. MBT is structured around success with 7 day a week accountability including check ins by phone. They want to infiltrate themselves into the lives of their clients, build relationships based off of trust, consistency, and leveling with each client – meeting them wherever they are. They have seriously mastered the recipe for success, and changing lives. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of something as fulfilling as that?

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