Living in stressful times, people are drowning in problems such as riding out an economic upheaval, struggling with political instability, and coping with a pandemic. In the face of these monumental challenges, one might ask how relevant it is to deal with the more trivial matters of day-to-day life.
Ironically, Andrea Montoya discovered that upstaging the smaller issues may be more important in difficult and trying times. She believes that the fewer control people have over their external environment, the more significant it is to take control of their internal battles.
Highly acclaimed as a nutritionist, personal trainer and health coach, Andrea has become a vessel of self-love and positive body image. However, self-acceptance was not something that came to her naturally. Embracing every inch of her body with every fiber of her being was a life lesson she had to learn the hard way.
Throughout her high school and college years, Andrea was just like some of the other girls. And just like those other girls, she came to the point where her eating-habits already interfered with her life.
Gorging and stuffing herself compulsively, she discovered that she was suffering from bulimia and binge eating. She would then find herself going back and forth with overeating and purging because of emotional cues. And in hopes of ending what seemed like a perpetual cycle of yo-yo dieting and binge eating, she manipulated her food intake and did a lot of exercises.
However, Andrea would soon find out that willpower alone could no longer get her back on track. At the time, it dawned on her that she needed help and therapy. But before anything else, she first had to forgive herself and understand that although it would take a lot of effort, it was not too late to turn things around.
After more than six years of going through her personal development journey, Andrea realized that in order to heal, one must do the necessary internal work. Focusing on her thoughts and being mindful of her emotions, she was able to change her life completely.
And upon achieving the freedom she had long been yearning for, Andrea took it upon herself to help those who are in the same situation she used to be in. Earning her self-love coaching certification, she is now working with Tony Robbins’ personal trainer, Billy Beck III, who has enlightened her with the science behind exercise and the psychology of nutrition. With everything that she has learned, she is able to coach women and help them transform their lives on a deeper level.
As she teaches people to take more control of their lives, Andrea shows how powerful it can be to master the art of handling stress with skill and confidence. With her success story in overcoming stress-induced hurdles, she sends the potent reminder that it is only by silencing the internal clamor that one can have the resilience to take down the external forces. To know more about Andrea Montoya, you may visit her website or check her out on Instagram and Facebook.