If you read my blog, you may already know lots about me. I want to just take a moment and tell you some things that maybe you don’t know.
1. I’ve been coaching/training/weight loss since I was 16 years old. That is 34 years! I’ve always been passionate about fitness!
2. I am not thin and always struggle with my weight, physique.
3. In the 80’s I was treated for eating disorders. That is now under control but I, like many of my clients struggle with Binge eating disorder. Mostly restrict binge! 😦 I hope you can tell from my blog that I work very hard to focus on health and keep that under control.
IIFYM is the best thing that has happened to me! I have peace! I have grown so much!
I accept that this is part of my journey! I’m not perfect. I just strive to be consistent! It has made a difference!
At age 40, I was dealing with a torn quad. I gave up on the gym!
Rob and I owned a web development business that kept us chained to our desks 18 hours a day. We worked so much we started having our groceries delivered. We had all food delivered. We never left the house. I was in my jammies for days.
My kids asked me if I was ever going to get dressed again! I was depressed and miserable.
I was 40 pounds over weight!
It’s so frustrating to KNOW what you need to do, but not be able to begin. I had no joy in my life. I was on high doses of anti depressants that left me really unable to care. I felt dead inside. Mood swings were horrific. I was a mess. I’m so sad for my family that they had to deal with this. I was sick constantly. I had a terrible cold for a full year! I was on so many medications.. sigh. I just gave up. One day, our smoke alarm was going off and I just laid in bed. I never even thought to get up and get out of the house.
One day we were set to go vote and wanted to walk to the poling place. I couldn’t make it. Walking around the mall was impossible. I felt like I couldn’t even breath!
I said NO MORE.
I started by eliminating sugary stuff from my diet and made small changes at a time.
I began walking our puppy then started training hard at home. I got off my medication, and went to more holistic/supplements. I began immersing in ways to improve my health as well as my physique!
I was happy to get back to training/coaching and we reset our priorities. Rob and I had lost 100 pounds between us.
Moving forward to success:
Fast forward: I moved on to competitive body building and am so happy! My studio has over 100 clients in lifestyle training.I have amazing online clients and I have a figure/bikini team of like minded, strong women who believe that you can be healthy and compete!
I will never judge someone for their journey. I believe we all can eat well, train hard and be healthy!
I am 50 years old and my doctor told me my tests results were amazing. She said “I’m freakishly healthy”. I actively strive to be healthy, strong and yes.. have a competitive physique.
I want you to know that my coaching comes from the heart. I care but I’m tough. I want my team to succeed because I believe in them! We all have work to do! We can be examples for those around us! Keep pushing hard! We never give up, right!?
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