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Hi! I’m Mary,

It’s my mission to change the notion of health, fitness, and beauty into one that inspires you to love yourself first.

Hi! I’m Mary,

It’s my mission to change the notion of health, fitness, and beauty into one that inspires you to love yourself first.

I’m your guiding force on this self-love journey.

It’s my goal to change the notion of health, fitness, and beauty into one that inspires you to love yourself first. I am a former bikini fitness competitor turned body confidence coach.

I used to spend endless time, energy, and money on diet plans and exercise programs that encouraged restriction and forbid freedom.

At the time, I thought it was worth it because I was one of 96% of women in the world who was unhappy with my appearance.

After overcoming health complications and multiple eating disorders, I founded my online platform Mary’s Cup of Tea to promote unconditional self-love and unshakeable confidence.

I’m a former bikini fitness model and competitor turned self-love and confidence coach. I used to spend endless time, energy, and money on diet and exercise programs that encouraged restriction and forbid freedom.

The more weight I lost, the more my mental health suffered, but I thought it was worth it because I was one of 96% of women in the world who was desperately unhappy with my appearance.

I realized that no matter what I looked like, the feeling of “I’m not good enough” would remain so long as I was chasing society’s unrealistic beauty ideals.

WHO I AM

WHO I AM

I’m a former bikini fitness model and competitor turned self-love and confidence coach. I used to spend endless time, energy, and money on diet and exercise programs that encouraged restriction and forbid freedom.

The more weight I lost, the more my mental health suffered, but I thought it was worth it because I was one of 96% of women in the world who was desperately unhappy with my appearance.

I realized that no matter what I looked like, the feeling of “I’m not good enough” would remain so long as I was chasing society’s unrealistic beauty ideals.

MY BACKGROUND

I’m a former bikini fitness competitor turned self-love and confidence coach. I used to spend endless time, energy, and money on diet and exercise programs that encouraged restriction and forbid freedom.

The more weight I lost, the more my mental health suffered, but I thought it was worth it because I was one of 96% of women in the world who was desperately unhappy with my appearance.

I realized that no matter what I looked like, the feeling of “I’m not good enough” would remain so long as I was chasing society’s unrealistic beauty ideals.

After overcoming my eating disorder, soul searchin’ and healing, I started my online platform, Mary’s Cup of Tea, to inspire women to create confidence in their lives and love themselves unconditionally. Now, I travel to beautiful places and eat yummy foods while sharing my heart with you through my writings, videos, and coaching programs.

MY BACKGROUND

I’m a former bikini fitness model and competitor turned body-image mentor. I used to spend endless time, energy, and money on diet and exercise programs that encouraged restriction and forbid freedom.

The more weight I lost, the more my mental health suffered, but I thought it was worth it because I was one of 96% of women in the world who was desperately unhappy with my appearance.

I realized that no matter what I looked like, the feeling of “I’m not good enough” would remain so long as I was chasing society’s unrealistic beauty ideals.

After overcoming my eating disorder, soul searchin’ and healing, I started my online platform, Mary’s Cup of Tea, to inspire women to find inner peace and unconditional self-love. Now, I travel to beautiful places and eat yummy foods while sharing my heart with you through my writings, videos, and online courses.

THE AH-HA

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been doing everything I could to manipulate my body to fit society’s beauty ideals. For nearly a decade my life has revolved around eating less and exercising more because I thought being thin would make me happy. Until I realized that no matter who told me I had the “perfect body,” I was still miserable and still lacking the confidence I so desperately wanted.

THE AH-HA

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been doing everything I could to manipulate my body to fit society’s beauty ideals. For nearly a decade my life has revolved around eating less and exercising more because I thought being thin would make me happy. Until I realized that no matter who told me I had the “perfect body,” I was still miserable and still lacking the confidence I so desperately wanted.

“Stop doing this to yourself”

So naturally, I became a fitness model, won trophies at bikini competitions, and disguised my destructive behaviors and poor body-image as “fitness.”

And guess what?

I found myself at my lowest weight ever sitting on my kitchen floor binge eating sugar-free ice cream and extra chunky peanut butter while bawling my eyes out and feeling more miserable than ever.

The next day, I spent 5 hours at the gym running on the treadmill while wearing saran wrap hoping to negate everything I ate the night before.
The binge/purge/restrict cycle was a constant in my life until it escalated to a point where I had multiple kidney infections, depression, anxiety, hormonal imbalance, and bulimia/binge eating disorder. I couldn’t silence the voice in my head screaming STOP DOING THIS TO YOURSELF any longer.

I couldn’t silence the voice in my head screaming STOP DOING THIS TO YOURSELF any longer.

So naturally, I became a fitness model, won trophies at bikini competitions, and disguised my destructive behaviors and poor body-image as “fitness.”

And guess what?

I found myself at my lowest weight ever sitting on my kitchen floor binge eating sugar-free ice cream and extra chunky peanut butter while bawling my eyes out and feeling more miserable than ever.

The next day, I spent 5 hours at the gym running on the treadmill while wearing saran wrap hoping to negate everything I ate the night before.
The binge/purge/restrict cycle was a constant in my life until it escalated to a point where I had multiple kidney infections, depression, anxiety, hormonal imbalance, and bulimia/binge eating disorder. I couldn’t silence the voice in my head screaming STOP DOING THIS TO YOURSELF any longer.

I couldn’t silence the voice in my head screaming STOP DOING THIS TO YOURSELF any longer.

 I spent the next 2 years soul searchin’ to find peace, love, and acceptance with myself.

 I spent the next 2 years soul searchin’ to find peace, love, and acceptance with myself.

I spent the next 2 years soul searchin’ to find peace, love, and acceptance within myself.

I began my healing process and focused on one day at a time. It’s been quite the journey of many ups and downs but one main thing I learned is that self-love is stronger than any diet or exercise plan.

In learning to love ourselves, we find freedom; the kind of freedom that will never be found through restriction, deprivation, and trying to manipulate your body into changing its size, shape, and weight (*cough* diets *cough*).

Although I learned this the hard way, I’m grateful for my experience because now I can guide YOU to self-love and confidence too!

I spent the next 2 years soul searchin’ to find peace, love, and acceptance within myself.

I moved out of the country and began the healing process and focused on one day at a time.

It’s been quite the journey of many ups and downs but one main thing I learned is that self-love is stronger than any diet or exercise plan.

In learning to love ourselves, we find freedom; the kind of freedom that will never be found through restriction, deprivation, and trying to manipulate your body into changing its size, shape, and weight (*cough* diets *cough*).

Although I learned this the hard way, I’m grateful for my experience because now I can guide YOU to self-love and confidence too!

MY WISH FOR YOU

I don’t want you to go through the dreadful rollercoaster I did to realize how worthy and beautiful you are so I made it my personal mission to change the notion of health, fitness, and beauty into one that inspires you to love yourself FIRST.

MY WISH FOR YOU

I don’t want you to go through the dreadful rollercoaster I did to realize how worthy and beautiful you are so I made it my personal mission to change the notion of health, fitness, and beauty into one that inspires you to love yourself FIRST.

What if you devoted this year to loving yourself more?

A FEW FUN FACTS ABOUT ME:

1. My little sister, Ilana, is my pride and joy, my inspiration, and my purpose. I share my eating disorder so openly so that my sister and other young girls never feel along or ashamed of their struggles.

2. I loooove reading. When I was little I used to stay up reading with under my covers with a flash light so my mom wouldn’t know I was up past my bedtime! It started with Junie B. Jones (she’s still my fav!), then Harry Potter and The Series of Unfortunate Events. I’m still an avid reader and my current favorite is Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (it’s a book I think every human should read).

3. My bachelor’s is in Economics but I also love writing, coaching, traveling, and public speaking. I’ve never done things the conventional way so instead of putting myself in a box, I pursue anything that interests me. Right now, my main career is life coaching because holding the space for others to transform their life lights my soul on fire!
1. My little sister, Ilana, is my pride and joy, my inspiration, and my purpose. I share my eating disorder so openly so that my sister and other young girls never feel along or ashamed of their struggles.

2. I loooove reading. When I was little I used to stay up reading with under my covers with a flash light so my mom wouldn’t know I was up past my bedtime! It started with Junie B. Jones (she’s still my fav!), then Harry Potter and The Series of Unfortunate Events. I’m still an avid reader and my current favorite is Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind (it’s a book I think every human should read).

3. My bachelor’s is in Economics but I also love writing, coaching, traveling, and public speaking. I’ve never done things the conventional way so instead of putting myself in a box, I pursue anything that interests me. Right now, my main career is life coaching because holding the space for others to transform their life lights my soul on fire!

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