“Taking the first step is the first step! We must continue taking steps in order to see success!"
FOOD & WELLNESS COACHING
Eat the Healthy Foods You Enjoy
With all the "diets" available, there's no wonder staying healthy is so confusing. We will discuss your food and wellness goals from a thought-based approach and determine what will help you get into better shape mentally and physically.
Learn to eat healthy while being satisfied. When you choose to make a life change, it should be fun and enjoyable and also deliver positive results.
Also, you must "like" it or, you will never stick with it!
I was overweight as a kid and weighed 184 in the 4th grade! I weighed 270 in the 8th grade! I wore a size 46 waist and the store carried up to size 48 waist. I remember my mom saying. “If you get any BIGGER, you won’t be able to shop here for long.” I was terrified. I thought, where will I get clothes? I did lose some weight by eating better. At around 220lbs and a 38 waist, I graduated from high school. As I started to want to date and began meeting people, I realized that I still wanted to be in better shape. I started working out daily for 3-4 hours and lost and additional 50lbs. I was down to 170lbs and wearing a size 27waist. I had extra skin and not much muscle tone.
I slowly gained weight over the years until I was at 218lbs and I knew where I was headed. I got back on track and lost about 13lbs and stayed at 205lbs for numerous years. Wearing a 36waist was fine compared to where I had been. In 2017 after spending many years in the gym alone, I thought, “It doesn’t seem like I will be able to reach my goals alone.” I was feeling better and looking better but, I wanted to be at my best. I decided to get a personal trainer. I thought, people get training for work, athletes have coaches, singers and actors have coaches, why am I trying to do this alone? I got a trainer and lost the additional 25lbs and have remained at 180lbs. I have good muscle tone and most of that extra skin from losing, gaining over 90lbs has diminished.
The point of MY STORY is, sometimes it’s difficult to admit we need or want help. We would prefer to say we did it on our own although, we never quite do – do it on our own in many cases. I decided this was really important to ME. If it was important to me, I wanted to do whatever I could to achieve it and not wait years and years just to see if I was successful. Life is short, reaching goals is sometimes long. That timeframe can be shortened with help from a trainer, coach etc.
As a certified Coaching Professional in Cogitative Behavior Therapy, I have a well-balanced approach for clients. Certifications in Personal Training, Eating Disorders and Nutrition along with my own mental journey of weight loss, allow me to provide a full view approach to illicit greater results. I understand how it “FELS” to want to be in good shape and also how it “FEELS” to feel like you are either giving up food or giving up freedom or giving up things you enjoy to live a life of food that is not fun and tiny portions. It’s all about a balanced approach and we will walk through eating all the foods you enjoy and working out doing things you enjoy at the times you enjoy doing them!
I specialize in helping people identify and achieve their fitness goals by managing the issues that may be holding them back from successfully achieving those goals.
Mindset is a major factor in most life goals: Weight loss, fitness, relationships, stress and overall well-being.
I will help you understand what the foundation and mindset needs to be for getting into optimal health; emotionally and physically and managing to stay that way for years to come.
I look forward to helping you see that same lifetime success with regards to better overall fitness!