I started my fitness journey just like anyone else. I worked out and I was making decent progress on my own. I was doing pretty well and even won a few swimsuit and beauty pageants. I always loved health and fitness, which drew me to a career in nursing, but while I was working as a nurse I heard Flex Magazine was holding a bikini model search and I decided to take a shot at pursuing my passion for fitness professionally. However, I knew I had to step my game up if I was going to be able to make such a big career shift.