It all started being born in a family of diabetics. My grandmother and grandfather passed away of diabetes and my father is diabetic. Our family constantly looked out for sugar in our meals, stayed away from processed foods, and tried to create healthier versions of the food we love. We hiked a lot as a family and we each kept a busy life with sports. We prepped and cooked food as a family, which connected us and heightened our appreciation for our Mexican heritage.
I graduated from Harvard University with a Master of Public Policy (Business strategy and Government). I then worked in Wall Street, (S&P-500), providing credit ratings for public finance deals and I was the Managing Director of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy. I also helped aggregate and analyze data for the first Wellbeing Score Card for the City of Santa Monica.
I managed many things at once in my life at a young age and kept up with a healthy lifestyle because I had great knowledge and tools about perseverance, tenacity, nutrition through my upbringing and my passion for dance. Health and fitness were survival for me.
WHY I STAY COMMITTED
Leading a holistic lifestyle allowed me to thrive in high-level stressful situations. From Harvard University to Wall Street, losing members of my family, and coping with normal anxiety. I leaned stronger to healthy eating and fitness to feel strong.
I danced my way through tough experiences, got a teacher certification in Yoga TuneUp along the way, and learned about nutrition, ayurveda, plant-based eating through nutritionists at an Ashram. Knowing how to take care of my mind and body build me up to have a strong mind, body, and soul. I attribute most of my successes to this and I draw inspiration from my incredible parents who are relentless hardworking people who love food and fitness and have been my biggest supporters.
I hope my story and the information I share, builds your confidence and helps you get through tough challenges in your life.
Thank you for reading about my journey!