In October 2017 I was 27 and at my biggest. It was the tail end of a really emotionally rough year and I had ballooned to almost 180 lbs. For 5’2 it was really pushing it. I was miserable. Like many Iv struggled my whole life with my weight. It was made clear at an early age that my size was important, food was the enemy, and if I wanted to be liked for loved I had to be skinny. By 11 I developed a fierce eating disorder, and for 16 years I was a vicious binge eater and crash dieter. My whole life happiness was based on my size and I constantly felt bad for eating food, loving food, being fat, and for not being a size 6. A few years ago I found a gym I loved and committed to going as much as I could, and although it was a great space of support and consistent routine the weight never seemed to come off. Working with Katrina was the missing element. She helped me FINALLY address my relationship with food and my relationship with my body. I’ve learned so much about taking care of myself, not just physically but mentally, about how to properly feed my body, how not to dwell on what the scale says, cut out the bullshit and excuses, to forgive me when things don’t go perfectly, and that changing all these things after years of habit is a marathon, not a sprint. I eat almost triple what I was eating when we started working together, I physically look great, mentally feel amazing, and wake up each day happy, thankful, and ready to keep going. She has been a great pillar of support and kindness but also has provided so much knowledge, insight, and guidance. I couldn’t have asked for a better result. Working with Katerina has changed my life in a way that I never thought was possible.