About Me

My Story...

I was born and raised in Brazil, have been living in Canada for over 11 years now. Surviving one winter at a time 😉

I used to be very active playing volleyball competitively, when I stopped playing, things begin to rapidly change. At the time, I was gaining around 4 pounds every month!!! I was compulsively eating, hungry every 3 hours, waking up in the middle of night to eat and my cravings were out of control. I knew things where not going well but I was somehow "comfortable" and stuck in my own ways. During our 2002 family Christmas dinner I overheard my uncle asking my mom if I was pregnant, I wasn't! That's when it hit me...it was my "enough is enough" moment and I decide to do something about it. A friend and personal trainer introduced me to a nutrition plan that seemed "simple enough" so I decided to give it a try as I understood it was just good nutrition and not some kind of "quick fix" gimmick.

As soon as I've started, the 1st thing I noticed was that I wasn't feeling hungry all the time anymore, my cravings got under control, even tho on average a person following a plan will lose half to a pound per week and on my first 3 months I've lost 22 lbs and in total I've lost 44 pounds. I've experienced a lot of changes on myself and how I was feeling due to the great nutrition.

 It's been 14 years, it's been a journey. I didn't start how I am today. Not physically, not mentally...I went changing and getting back to my true self with the process. I was able to lose my weight and maintain it for many years without being committed to exercise. I just seriously committed to fitness a couple of years ago. I had another "enough is enough moment" when I decided it was time to commit to my fitness. I went from "I am not a gym person" to to loving the exercise, running, working out and back into playing volleyball. I found my way back to the athlete I once was. I have completed 2 half marathons and I am always finding new ways to keep challenging myself.

I always say that what was scaring 14 years ago, was not where I was with my weight but to where I was going.... I'm very thankful that I found the tools and coaching to change my health, confidence and my self-esteem. I'm also very thankful that I was courageous enough to get started. 

Today I am the healthiest I've ever been and tomorrow, I will be healthier than I am today!

That's why I do what I do today. Because I believe that if I could make all these changes in my life and in how I feel about myself, so can you! My passion is to help YOU to transform and reconnect with your best self!

If I can do it, you most certainly can do it to.

Now, lets get started on your journey? Coach Deb

“A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.”

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