It took me a long time to realize that when I was unhappy, it was actually because I was not healthy.
I even began to wonder if my kids would see me as a good mom ... no matter how heavy I became. Somehow I instinctively knew that if I didn’t start taking better care of myself, how could I be a good role model for my kids when I told them "but it's healthy for you to eat" coaxing?
I started with going to the gym and getting into weight training with my 2 youngest in tow. Shortly after I had a burning desire to learn lots about the human body. To my shock, I found myself applying AND being accepted as an adult student at The University of Western Ontario for a degree in movement science, aka Kinesiology! I also took general interest nutrition courses and became a personal trainer who focused only on THE best and safest exercises for my clients. It was my goal to empower many women to feel confident (and strong) in the gym ... and when that happened to them it felt REAL good for me!
However, it puzzled me when my own beliefs about "out-training a bad diet” where proven wrong as my client's results would come to a complete halt. Surprisingly, I was not alone in this belief. My clients were doing ALL the work in the gym but yet they still required better body composition results. Hmmm, but how could this be?
I've now come to realize that in today's hyper-connected world, it feels like we are bombarded with seemingly overnight success stories. I too can recall overwhelming feelings of NOT knowing where to start with nutrition and the mistake of believing in shortcuts.
I personally have gone through the EXACT same 1-year program that I now coach my clients through. It certainly taught me lots about nutrition and by keeping it 'slow & simple'. Start with just one strategy or 'habit' and then every other week add in 1 more. That made it all do-able AND successful results finally started to show.
By the end of the year I had learned (and more importantly practiced) 24 skills regarding nutrition, exercised regularly enough to look healthier and was able to better understand my thoughts/feelings by reading the daily lessons. All of this would not have been possible without the support of my coach throughout the ups and the downs that come with carving out a healthier lifestyle change. (Thanks Coach Krista!!)
Today I know that in order to be healthy it must be built from the inside out ... meaning food first and exercise next. In a nutshell, the quality of both of those things must be high and must be consistent enough in order for change to occur. Therefore today, I'm a Mom who knows she's the healthiest, the happiest and the most confident I've ever been - 'thriving versus just surviving' - alongside a husband & four grownup kids (ages 19-26).
Over the last 16 years, I’ve been slowly (& unknowingly) transitioning from just being a personal fitness trainer to a role favouring my truest calling ... being THE BEST supportive wellness coach who's ready to guide you in transforming to 'live healthier, be happier and feeling wonderful'!
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With love and empowering you to live a 'NEW YOU' life!
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