I was born + (slightly) raised in San Francisco, California on July 6, 1993, making me 20 years old. I will later reveal my home address so you can send presents when appropriate (KIDDING, totally kidding!). I moved to New Jersey with my dad, Nicholas, and my older sister, Domenica, at the age of 5 (hence the ‘slightly’). We hopped around and ended up in a teeny town called Hawthorne, about 20 minutes from New York City (only plus side of living in Jersey). It was nice while it lasted but I wanted something different. I had convinced my then, recently retired father, we needed to get the fuck outta here. And just two days after my seventeenth birthday, we were out. We ended up on a little tiny rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean better known as Maui, Hawaii. Aka paradise. Best.Decision.Ever. Here I graduated high school and met the love of my life, Jonathan, so cliché I know. It wasn’t until I moved to this gorgeous state that I realized, I really hadn’t been living at all. Maui changed me, for the better. I left my whole heart in Jersey; My huge, loud, loving Italian family + some really great close friends, but here, I found myself. I realized I could do and be so much more than I had ever pushed myself to be. Bikini season ALL YEAR ROUND with toned booties barely covered dancing all over the beach, it’s hard not to be a little self-conscious. And one day I thought to myself “I want to be one of those girls people look at and think ‘wow, she definitely works out.'” And I never looked back. What really kept me going, was thinking of the future. I could never be a fun, hot mom if I wasn’t active and in shape. And it would be a HELL of a lot harder to get in shape as the time goes on so start now. The sooner you change your LIFESTYLE, because that’s what it is — not a diet or a fad but a total commitment for life, the more natural it will come. I still struggle with it everyday, I’m human. But every time I make a healthy choice, I feel myself getting stronger, mentally and physically. Surrounding myself with encouraging + inspiring people has kept me afloat. The single biggest reason I started working out: my boyfriend. His love for outdoor fitness sports and being active in general is truly admirable and definitely what keeps me inspired. I have plenty of free time, so it’s sometimes hard to be productive. I’m currently in the LONG process of becoming a certified personal trainer (I am not a school type of person, unfortunately) and I also have big plans of opening up an affordable health conscious business on this teeny rock one day! I really believe more people would make healthier decisions if it were more readily available and not so damn costly. I’m here (on this blog) for you, so I want less of my blabbing and more incite from you! I want to hear everyone’s journey whether you’re just getting started or you’re far passed me, what you want to see more of, what you want to see less of; anything! I want to be that person you’re not afraid to talk to. Keep pushing for your goals lovers!
Ps. I would totally put a variety of different pictures but I retardedly reset my phone and lost EVERYTHING:(