Speaking at my High School’s Youth Awareness Day!

I am so honored to have had the opportunity to speak at my high school’s Youth Awareness Day today! I remember when I was in school and attended the various workshops and panels, and I’m so grateful to say that this is my third time presenting in my former school system. This time, I added a fun twist: I made smoothies with the kids!

I told them all about my weight loss journey and my TV/print features. I discussed how healthy foods can help improve focus and mood, how eating healthy should be fun (and does not have to be salad), and the importance of loving yourself no matter what, among other topics. All of the kids in my sessions were so respectful, kind, and some even came up to me afterward to tell me that they enjoyed my presentation. This is what I do it all for!!

Helping others to live healthier lifestyles is my passion and the fact that I’m able to help inspire young people and educate them on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world. I’m so grateful for this opportunity and I’m so excited to come back and speak again! Also, it was great to see so many of my former teachers. The town I grew up in is super small so there were so many familiar faces. I’m so happy that I am able to make a difference in other people’s lives. That means everything to me. I hope you’re all having an amazing day and that you have an awesome weekend too!

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