Gymnast turned health advocate, Jessica Boscarini had one big dream throughout her youth – to become a mom.
However, this goal was put at risk when a doctor told her that unless she overcame her severe eating disorder she may never be able to have the family she so desired.
Using this motivation to power her resilience, the Texan drew upon her inner strength to beat the illness and emerge a stronger person, on a mission to get everyone she met eating right.
We found out how she did it.
Name: Jessica Boscarini
Location: Dallas, TX
What’s your story?
Growing up as a gymnast, I’ve always been into staying active and eating in a way that will help my body perform at its best.
However, this looked a lot different 20 years ago when I thought that eating everything fat-free was the best way to do this! After struggling with an eating disorder in my teens, I began to study nutrition and realized that food was made to fuel our bodies and that what we ate can affect everything from our mood to our sleep, and is why I have become such a health advocate as an adult!
Having received my Master’s in Holistic Nutrition and then going on to become a Certified Nutritional Chef, Personal Trainer and Pilates + Barre Instructor, I truly have put my mind and body where my mouth is and focus my day-to-day on living my best life possible to be an example to all of those around me.
My greatest accomplishment to date? My 3 kids, hands-down! I always wanted to be a mom and now cater to others who are in the same boat, helping to teach them that just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you can’t take care of yourself. Because our kids need us to be at our best so we can perform at our best for them!
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What is the toughest adversity you’ve faced on your journey to living your best life, and how did you overcome this?
As previously mentioned, my rock bottom moment was during the height of my eating disorder when I was told if I didn’t turn things around asap, then I wouldn’t be able to have kids when I got older.
This was definitely a shock to my entire system since I always wanted to be a mom, and knowing that I was potentially preventing this from happening scared me back into reality!
I’m not going to say that I was miraculously healed or that turning my life around came without its hardships, but this was by far my lowest moment.
Taking it one day and a time and educating myself on what health and nutrition truly was gave me a whole new perspective and life and has led me to where I am today.
What’s your goal for the next chapter?
My goal for the next chapter of life is to grow my community in a way where I can truly make a different in as many lives as possible!
We all have our own stories of adversity, but when you hear of other’s struggles and how they overcame them, it helps you to see past your own and reminds you that we are all in this journey together! I want to continue to educate and inspire all of those around me that being healthy and happy truly starts on the inside and that the best way to help others is to first help yourself!