I know how frustrating it can be to not look or feel the way you want. I also know all too well the emotions and feelings you deal with everyday because of it. I know how it feels to look in the mirror only to point out every flaw you have, how it feels to go through outfit after outfit trying to find one you feel confident and comfortable in, and what it’s like to deal with all the negative things you think and say about yourself. Add being a busy working mom with lack of time, motivation, energy and even money can make it seem impossible to have the kind of body you dream of that will make you feel comfortable in your own skin and boost your confidence. I know this all too well because I’ve been there.
Not being happy with yourself doesn’t just effect you, it effects everyone around you and everything you do. But the good thing is no matter where you are in your life right now, no matter what your daily schedule looks like, no matter how much money you make… you CAN look and feel amazing!
Change is possible…being happy with how you look and feel is possible... transformation is possible! Personally, I’ve made eating healthy and fitness a part of my life for years now! I’ve made it work through 2 pregnancies, working full time with a side job, when my husband couldn’t walk for months (while I was pregnant and we had a toddler!), then when he got laid off, and even when our income got cut literally in less than half when I quit my job to stay at home with the kids and we had to move across the state for my husband to get a new job. No lack of money or time and in any stressful situation did I not make my healthy lifestyle work! If anything it helped keep me sane!
During all the craziness of life, I’ve even lost all the baby weight within 6 months after both my pregnancies and got into the best shape of my life within a year after having my 2nd child! I look and feel my best all year round 24/7 without dieting, long cardio sessions, depriving myself of the foods I enjoy, having to cook separate meals that my family will eat or without feeling guilty about taking time to take care of myself. Most importantly I love the way I look and feel!
The truth is health and fitness is more than just how you look it’s about the empowerment you get from feeling in control of your life! It’s about feeling sexy, confident and living life to the fullest! It’s about being happy and in love with yourself!
For years I use to think that being fit just meant working out and dieting. I always saw it as being something I added to my life, not something that I make a part of my life. On top of that I believed all the BS that the weight loss industry told me about what it took to get fit. Myths like fat makes you fat, you can’t eat carbs and have abs, do more cardio, eat less, and the reason why you can’t get results is because you don’t have enough motivation, self-discipline or will-power. Sound familiar?! For years I kept trying and trying to add fitness and eating healthy into my life and followed what I thought were the steps it took to get that sexy toned body I dreamed of. But it never happened.
When I started actually started doing the opposite of what I thought was true, focused on my mindset, learned about real nutrition, realized what it truly meant to live a healthy lifestyle and most importantly took full responsibility for where I was and where I wanted to go... EVERYTHING in my life changed! Not just my body but my thoughts, my actions and even how I viewed myself. For the first time in my life I actually loved myself inside and out! I had finally made a REAL transformation! Since then I have never looked back!
THIS IS MY STORY
Growing up I was never athletic, popular or really confident in myself. The extent of my athletic career was me joining track in 7th grade, running the 2 mile run, getting dead last and quitting after 2 weeks. In high school I was a nerd and tried to outcast myself by dressing gothic and punk. I struggled with depression, eating disorders, bad body-image issues and self destructive behaviors. I remember thinking to myself on a daily basis… “What is wrong with me? Why can’t I be, act or feel normal.”
Fast forward to college. I continued to struggle with the same issues. I used my eating disorders to lose weight around summer time because I didn’t know how to workout or eat healthy. I couldn’t look in the mirror without pointing out ever flaw I saw on my body. I couldn’t go most days without crying and my whole world was one big mess. Nothing seemed to go right and I kept looking for someone to come save me from myself. This lead to a series of bad relationships, trying to self-medicate with alcohol and endless accounts of self-sabotage. At one point I found myself thinking about how I would end my life and being devastated over it. But through out everything this small voice deep in me kept telling me there had to be more. There had to be a reason. That I was mean’t for more. That there was more to life!
My life really started to change when I did one thing. I stopped playing the victim and I started taking responsibility for my life. I stopped letting life happen to me and started making my life happen FOR me. I decided to go on the ultimate journey of self-discover, recovery and health. I had enough of living life as the victim and I was going to create my own damn ending to my own damn story!
My journey first started as a quest for ultimate health and a new chance at life but it didn't take long for me to fall in love with nutrition and fitness. It became my therapy and the cornerstone of my recovery.
Now I would love to say I transformed over night but my journey has been years in the making. It’s been a series of small wins and setbacks. It’s been a series of one step forward two steps back and three steps forward. It took a lot of trial and error to get to where I am now because I did it alone. I never hired a nutrition or fitness coach. Looking back I can see how that could of saved me YEARS of struggle but in the end it’s made me a better nutrition and fitness coach because I’ve been through it all! I’ve learned first hand what works, what’s BS and everything in between.
I still remember stepping foot inside a gym for the first time in college, being intimidated by all the weights and machines, and just running on the treadmill for months. I remember thinking I had to do a lot of cardio to get toned like the fitness models on magazines. Then I went through a phase of lifting light weights thinking that would get me toned. I also remember thinking that restrictive dieting was how you get abs. Then thinking that all fat and carbs were bad. I use to think that lifting heavy weights would make me bulk up and look manly. I’ve tired so many different diets and ways of exercising over the past years. WOW how I’ve come such a long way! I made such a big commitment to figuring out this healthy eating and fitness thing that I became a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and a Certified Personal Trainer. Even though what I learned alot through my certifications, nothing compares to actually living it.
Health and fitness saved my life and gave me the beautiful and fulfilling life I have now. Sure I look and feel amazing but nothing compares to the self-confidence and love I now have for myself.
I know if you are reading this you can relate, you may see yourself in my story or maybe you are struggling to lose the last 20 pounds of baby weight and want to feel confident about yourself. Bottom line is you probably are not getting the results you want, you are not feeling comfort in your own skin or in love with your lifestyle. It's probably obvious to you now that what you are doing isn’t working!
I am going to share with you one of my favorite quotes, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.”
So, let’s stop the insanity together and get you on the right track to looking and feeling your best... not when it’s the perfect time because there will never be a perfect time. The time is now and the answer is yes you are worth it, yes it will be worth it and yes it will work regardless of how busy crazy your life is right now!
GET STARTED NOW!