I have been accused of being an overachiever. Becoming a board-certified family practice physician might be enough for other people but that punctuated my life after I had done so many things. I was always an artist, drawing and painting. So it made sense for me to dabble in fashion design and science illustration. It has also made sense for me to become proficient in injecting fillers into patients’ faces since it is akin to sculpting.
I have also modeled my entire life, toyed with acting, and was placed in front of a TV camera more than the average young girl. I have worked as a fitness trainer for longer than I care to mention and have been passionate about proper nutrition and optimal fitness my entire adult life. I have been an optometric technician, a beauty pageant queen, and a personal assistant to a stand-up comic. But the most recent and perhaps most profound shift occurred when I began competing in the NPC Bikini Division. Why? Because it took so many elements from my life and merged them: my love of fitness, medicine, the limelight, modeling, and my desire to inspire people to feel and look their best became entwined instead of floating independently of one another. Much to my surprise, instead of competing at one contest and checking the experience off my bucket list, I fell in love with the transformative aspects of competing and ended up competing in 21 contests as an amateur, culminating in winning my IFBB Pro Card in July of 2013.
I have competed as a Pro and still love the stage, but my goals are now global and deeply entwined with my desire to help, inspire, motivate and empower others. There is a lot on my plate with the things that I do! I work as a physician, certified nutrition coach, body transformation coach, fitness trainer, model, writer, researcher, and sponsored athlete. Life is never boring!
Don’t be surprised if you see many different topics on this blog. I intend to keep zig-zagging so that the energy keeps flowing organically.