If there is anything more rewarding in life, it is in being able to achieve one’s goals after overcoming several obstacles. Indeed, challenges have a way of making people’s lives a bit unbearable. They could present themselves in the form of losing a job, a mother, or even a friend. But regardless of their nature, gravity, and duration, success depends on the strength of a person’s will and determination to go through it all.
And with a zeal of resilience, Andrea Montoya persists to be an inspiring figure for successfully overcoming trials before reaching the pinnacles of triumph.
Regarded as the Emotional Eating coach, Andrea has had several challenges within herself before getting to where she is now. During her meager years, Andrea suffered a cycle of endless and self-inflicted torture. The past was particularly painful for her to overcome, and it took her several detours to find her center. But when she eventually found tranquility amidst the turmoil, it led her to live a life where Andrea could have only dreamt of doing.
As young and carefree as she was, Andrea only had one simple wish – to be loved and accepted. However, as she plummeted more into the complexities of life, insecurities started to creep in and eventually overpowered her. Andrea then started to believe that the love and support that she was experiencing is highly dependent on the way her body looked.
Enmeshed with this idea, Andrea began to monitor herself even more. From the way Andrea fixed her hair, down to the number of calories she took, everything was under her radar. But this routine took a wrong turn and made her circumstances worse. As she continued to stress over her features, she ate even more. This became Andrea’s habitual response every time she felt sad and distraught. But what seemed to be a simple routine turned to a vicious cycle of purging and binge-eating. That was the time when Andrea had to do something.
Determined to make matters better, Andrea worked tirelessly on herself to achieve the ideal body weight she wanted. So she joined different bikini competitions, became a personal trainer, and worked as a health coach. Passionate as she was, she also became a nutritionist – to help her understand the science behind food and meal diets. But as she continued to traverse towards this path to weight loss, she realized how her body still responded to stress with a bag full of chips and a tub of elbow-deep ice cream.
After countless consultations with various psychologists and psychiatrists, Andrea found that her problems in weight and emotional eating is more of an innate dilemma. So she began to focus on accepting her circumstances and attaining self-love. When Andrea was finally released from the shackles of her self-doubts, she decided to share chunks of her inspiring journey through a platform dedicated to empowering struggling women – Ditch the Scale Academy.
With a degree in holistic nutrition and a certificate in self-love coaching, Andrea’s program is designed to approach the problem of weight loss more holistically. It helps women to transform their lives on a more meaningful level by letting go of their history and past beliefs while unleashing their full potential.
Andrea’s tale of trials and triumphs has shown people the value of resilience and determination amidst grueling challenges. Without them, Andrea would have been stuck to where she was – a woman filled with self-doubts and personal frustrations. She hopes that by telling her stories and educating women about self-fulfillment through her platform, she can encourage women to step out from the shadows and fight for a better life.