I had amenorrhea for a couple years because my body fat was too low to function.

This is when my mindset about food started to shift. I decided to ditch the scale and to go by how my clothes fit instead. As the years go by, I find myself getting stronger and more confident in who I am.

In 2009, I started up my own business and started being good to my body again. I appreciate my body (most of the time, I’m not perfect though) and what it does for me each day.

I would restrict my intake too low, over-exercise, and engage in binge eating.

As a result, my weight – and mood – went up and down over the years.

Everyone told me I looked great, but they had no idea how I truly felt.

The summer of 2008 was when I first dabbled with running.

One thing I do know for sure is that I’m at a much better place than I used to be.

From the age of 11 or 12, I struggled with an eating disorder until my mid-twenties.

If you saw me, you probably wouldn’t have thought that I was suffering as much as I was.