I have always been an active individual. I grew up playing sports and had this very competitive edge; playing soccer and lacrosse all the way through high school and continuing to pursue lacrosse at the collegiate level.
After sustaining my 5th concussion, I decided it was time to hang up the cleats. I turned to lifting to get me out of the idea that I would never play organized sports again.
The first year was great! I gained all this muscle and looked incredible. But that second year was a different story. I truly had no idea how to eat properly in order to fuel my fitness goals or train without being there for more than an hour and a half.
I found myself constantly dieting down to maintain my abs and somewhat lanky physique. This restrictive eating eventually threw me into a binge eating period where I just couldn’t stop myself from eating whatever was in front of me. I remember, I would go to my food cabinet and open up the cookie butter or peanut butter and eat spoonfuls until I was uncomfortable. And this would happen 3-4 times a week.
The worst part was that I hid it from everyone.
I was so embarrassed that I had an unhealthy relationship with food and didn’t want anyone to see. To me, I had failed because I was promoting fitness and a healthy lifestyle but in the background, would stuff my face with whatever was in front of me.
These periods of binge eating were on and off for about a year. I would bulk up in the fall/winter and then cut weight in the spring to be “summer ready.”
The summer of my sophomore year of college is when I decided that enough was enough. Not only was it taking my love for the gym away….
But it was affecting my relationships, my mental health, my relationship with food, and, most importantly, my confidence about who I was and how I felt about myself.
I thought cutting was the key to looking and feeling good but that only led me down a path of misery and seeking for unsustainable results.
I took a step back from lifting and reevaluated why I did it in the first place. Initially, the only thing I could come up with was because I wanted to look good and that was NOT good enough for me.
Insert strength training and the development of the JMF Method
I got DAMN STRONG. I became happy with my body and what it could do. And as a bonus…I looked damn good too!
Lifting is WAY more than just physical.
If your approach to finally feeling good about yourself isn’t sustainable, your results won’t last long.
Fall in love with the process. Fall in love with what you are doing.
It makes the difference between staying stuck and seeing progress.
I’ve always had a passion for helping others from a young age and over the years I have had the privilege of working with many individuals that were in the same position as you, transform their bodies into something they are confident about.
EducationTwo Strength & Conditioning Internships
Experience5+ Years Strength Training
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