Balanced meals to include healthy fats, F/V, smart carbs and protein.
I was one of those mothers who naturally stopped taking care of herself once her kids came along.
It took me a long time to realize that when I felt unhappy, it truly was because I was not healthy.
I started to wonder if my kids could even see me as a good role model ... no matter how unhealthy I became, no matter what age that I was. Somehow, I instinctively knew that if I didn’t start taking better care of myself, how could I be a good teacher "of eating well and living well"?
I started with exercise & a burning desire to learn lots about the human body. To my shock I was accepted as an adult student at The University of Western Ontario for a Kinesiology degree, the study of body mechanics. I also revamped my nutrition knowledge by taking courses, who steadily became that type of trainer who focused on the best & 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 it felt REAL good!
However, it puzzled me when my beliefs that "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 disbelief as my clients where doing ALL the work in the gym but yet required more results yet.
I've 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 & the mistake of believing in shortcuts.
I personally have gone through the exact same 1 year program that I now coach. It certainly taught me lots about nutrition and by keeping it 'slow & simple' to start with adding in 'a strategy' or a habit every other week.
By the end of the year I had learned (and more importantly practised) 24 skills regarding nutrition, exercised regularly enough to look healthier and understood my thoughts & emotions better from the reading 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 creating a healthier lifestyle change. (Thanks Coach Krista!)
Today I'm a Mom who knows she's the healthiest, the happiest and the most confident she’s ever been - thriving versus just surviving - alongside a husband & four now grown children (ages 19-26).
Over the last 16 years I’ve been unknowingly transitioning from the 'personal trainer' role to favouring my truest calling of being 'the best supportive wellness & nutrition coach' ready to guide you in transforming to 'live healthier, be happier and feeling wonderful'!
With love and inspired action,