Hey babes! I was born in Irkutsk, Russia. At the age of nine my parents and I moved to Toronto, Canada where I still reside.
AT THE AGE OF 17, I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH HYPOTHYROIDISM
After many tests and numerous visits to the doctor I was put on a pill which my body rejected. My Endocrinologist suggested to do a radioactive iodine treatment which lowers the thyroid hormone level to its regular production. Unfortunately, that destroyed my thyroid gland, production of the thyroid hormone and turned it into hypothyroidism. At that point I was prescribed Synthroid which is a drug that has strong side effects and must be taken for life.
MY PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION
After years of struggle, major weight gain, and weighing 183lbs at my heaviest at the age of 29, I decided to take control of my life by setting a goal to compete with the WBFF in the transformation division in July 2018 in NYC.
That decision changed my life. I placed 1st in Transformation and 3rd in Bikini. Fast forward to 2019 I competed in the WBFF Orlando show and placed 4th out of 10. Now I have set a new goal to get my WBFF Pro Card.
HOW KAT INTERNATIONAL FITNESS BEGAN
I had no idea what I was doing all those years without the gym. The way it has made me feel mentally and emotionally is indescribable. It has instilled discipline in me, it has pushed me to my limits and beyond. It has brought out both physical and mental strength I did not know I had but above all it has allowed me to take back control of my life from hypothyroidism.
The most important way it has changed my life is how it’s affecting those around me. The amount of people that have reached out asking for help and guidance with hypothyroidism, weight loss, goals to step on stage or to simply get their confidence back has been overwhelming and so inspiring. That became my calling card for the launch of KAT International Fitness.
None of these things will make you physically or mentally happy.
This is a journey, a process full of hard work, dedication, consistency, ups and downs & discipline when motivation is no longer there.
IT’S A MINDSET, IT’S A JOURNEY, IT’S A LIFESTYLE! JOIN ME ON THIS FITNESS JOURNEY AND GET READY TO UNVEIL YOUR METAMORPHOSIS!