My names Max and I’m just a woman living her life with a no BS approach.
I’m a wife, stepmom, certified personal trainer, fit foodie meets fat kid at heart, travel junkie, and a family over everything kinda woman. Some might say I have an Ice Cream addiction but that’s still up for discussion. Others might say I’m passionate, the complete opposite of shy, and a bit sarcastic….those people would be right.
I created the “That Girl Max’ brand because if I can help at least one person by sharing my love for fitness, family, hard word, and food then I will be happy. It took me a very long time to find something I could believe in and truly feel happy about and in 2015 that happened for me.
Don’t get me wrong I had a fantastic childhood and chased my dreams to the fullest. I was able to travel all over the United States and compete at a national level showing horses. I even managed to rack up a few National Titles and a World Championship. This isn’t another sob story about growing up being bullied or whatever the case may be. To be honest I never really cared enough about what other people thought, unless I was being judged in the show ring.
In 2010 I went to college at Oklahoma State University on an Equestrian Scholarship. The four years I spent at OSU were some of the greatest and hardest times of my entire life. I made lifelong friends and learned some tough life lessons.
But, to understand my love for healthy foods and tough workouts you have to understand that I didn’t always feel that way. I would have never considered myself fat…but I definitely always had a little extra junk in the trunk. So, when I arrived at OSU and they told me I was going to be doing 6am conditioning 3x a week I was terrified. I had competed in a sport all my life and never once had to workout to be competitive. Long story short it was a very frustrating obstacle year for.
I was lucky enough to have a strength and conditioning coach that didn’t get frustrated with me and took the time to teach me the basics. After four years I began to be able to use fitness as a stress outlet and began my career as a personal trainer.
You can read more about my journey in the life and fitness section, but just have it known it hasn’t been and isn’t always sunshine and roses and that’s ok.
In the last year and a half I have made some major life changes…physically (lost 35+ pounds), personally (married the love of my life), and to many emotional changes to count….but hey who hasn’t right?
I hope that you will follow my ever continuing journey. I’m not afraid to share the good, bad, bitter, and better truths that come with life.
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