But everyone calls me Del. Yup, just like the computer (figured I’d get this overdone joke out of the way first thing), except human. An eclectic, adventurous, and resourceful one at that who likes to eat, move, and lounge like a champ. It hasn’t been easy navigating the health world on my own to recognize these parts of myself, but having come through my fair share of struggles, I’ve learned to balance a lot of the things that trip us up, and I’m here to help you do the same.
Welcome to Code to Wellness. You’ve come to the right place to harness the tools that will make you feel like a bad-ass in your own skin.
If that’s the kind of trash that’s been floating around in your head and cramping your style hardcore, I’m sending you a virtual hug. I’ve been there and it’s rough. What I’m here to help you discover is that it doesn’t have to be this way. You’re right where you need to be to make the kinds of positive, powerful, lasting changes that will help you overcome these kinds of stresses and mold your CTW. And when you do, it will look, feel, and sound really different than all of that, and a lot more like this:
The truth? I graduated from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Literature and Musicology, which I had no idea what to do with; I gained a bunch of weight by eating way too much Panda Express; I needed out of the nine-to-five grind at my lame real-estate marketing job; and I wanted a flexible schedule so that I could start a rock band.
The Panda Express-induced issue (actually, Taco Bell and Wendy’s also played a part) finally came to a head as I realized that I just wasn’t comfortable in my own skin. I didn’t want to feel that way anymore, so I did something about it. In 2010 I became an ACE certified Personal Trainer and built up my business, EnForma Fit, where I had great success in helping clients shed pounds and reach their goals while also having a blast.
For a while I was living the dream. Heck, teaching the art of exercising, cooking and eating real food was my job description and I loved it!
But after a few years, I began to feel like I was falling apart. At rock bottom, I ended up with some nasty digestive issues and painful muscular dysfunction at my hips and shoulders. I felt like such a fraud. How was it possible that I, a Personal Trainer, the ultimate symbol of health and fitness in our culture, was this unhealthy? What was I doing wrong/missing?
Thankfully, a hell of a lot of research and bio-hacking later, I’ve come through. My digestion is back on track and my hips and shoulders are doing much better.
I don't pretend to have all the answers, but if I'm holding up my end of the bargain you will have the tools to feel like a bad-ass in your own skin.
I’m the front lady of a 2-piece, acoustic pop & classic rock cover band.
Brightly colored toe nail polish automatically makes me wiggle my toes every time I look at them.
I can whistle Journey’s “Separate Ways” from beginning to end (including the guitar solo!).
At the age of ten I wanted to be the next Mia Hamm.
Eating anything with chopsticks makes me ridiculously happy.
I’m a sucker for any fantasy show/movie with dragons, hobbits, and magical realms.