About Josie

Hello everyone, thank you for visiting my site! My name is Josie and Welcome to my Life 🙂

I was born and raised in Virginia, graduated with a major in Intelligence Analysis and minored in Computer Information Systems. I have a fitness and health Instagram account (@josievmai) and YouTube channel (youtube.com/josievmai). I’m 23 years old. I love traveling. I love food. I love fitness. I currently live in the DC/Virginia area and I have my Personal Trainer certification with NESTA (National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association).

I’m all about the #ModerationNotDeprivation lifestyle, and constantly working on that #FightForBalance. If you’ve followed me on my other social media outlets, you probably know my past with eating disorders, the unhealthy relationship I had with food and my body, and how I got out of it. I’ve been through the ups, downs and to the extremes with every diet: low carb, low fat, high protein, keto, IIFYM, calorie counting, etc. And you know what they all taught me? That DIETS DO NOT WORK for me in the long term. Every time I tried to restrict, it backfired on me and I would end up raiding the kitchen, and eating all the food in sight. I gained back all the weight that I had lost, plus more, and put myself in a terrible position, with a fear of food and self hate for my body. Since then, I have been working on building self love, creating a healthier relationship with food and my body, and overall just finding that Balance in all aspects of life; with work, relationships, and fitness.

My goal is to help others find that balance in their lives by sharing motivation throughout my social media accounts, through YouTube videos, Instagram posts, recipes and tips, and more. I’ve decided to create this blog as another way not only to help others, but to help myself as well where I can share my feelings, my day to day life, and just an outlet for my thoughts. I hope you enjoy what you read here on this blog. Welcome to my (sometimes [un])balanced lifestyle.

Read my transformation story here.