Who is this for? This service is ideal for anyone who wants to invest in their health and achieve longterm goals, from weight loss to personal training.
The perks? This service is entirely customized to you - your lifestyle, goals, needs and wants. I consider all the factors that go into creating a plant that works for you, including travel, family, work schedule, meal planning, budget, food intolerances or allergies, etc.
The difference? This is more of a concierge service I offer to a limited number of people who are looking for optimal support in all ares of their lifestyle to get the results they want. The goal of this program is to make lasting changes, ongoing, centered around coaching and progress.
Can you include a partner? Yes, this is allowed at no extra cost, but the meal plans and workouts will be duplicated for both people. All coaching calls or video chats need to include all parties, and will not be individualized. All biometrics and food journaling will be separate. That said, working with with a partner can be hugely motivating, and an easy way to save some money, too.
When do we start? After you sign up, I'll be in touch to schedule our first video or phone consultation, and provide you with all the information you need to make our coaching time effective and rewarding for you!
When I was 26, never in a million years did I think I'd be fitter and healthier as a 46-year-old mom with three kids than I was then.
I really thought I was doing everything right, but it turns out I was doing a lot of things wrong. My mistakes cost me my health. I had a stroke by the time I was 28. A few months after having a stroke, I contracted a disease called necrotizing fasciitis (aka the flesh eating bacteria). I got it through a paper cut of all things!
My body was literally saying - "that's enough!"
After multiple surgeries, weeks in the hospital and a new perspective on life, I decided to listen to my body.
I needed to change the habitual habits I thought were healthy...
I avoided fat almost entirely.
I distinctly remember driving to Starbuck's most mornings before work to order a venti Skinny Latte with some sort of sugar free syrup. This was breakfast! I'm not saying a super sugary latte would have been any better, but this is how I elected to start my morning...with zero fat and artificial sweeteners. Ha!
The rest of the day looked a lot like that. If it said "diet" or "no fat" I was all over it.
I counted calories like it was my job.
Fewer calories were better, I used to think. If I could keep my caloric count around 1000 a day (essentially what my five-year-old eats today), I was 100% happy. It didn't matter too much where the calories came from as long as they were counted.
Oh, and the calories couldn't come from fat, remember? Needless to say, ingredients in what I was eating didn't matter. Yikes!
I binged on food.
I'm not proud to say it, but knowing what I know now about nutrition it's not a surprise. All the crap I was eating was throwing my body onto a blood sugar roller coaster. I had INSANE cravings that I was able to resist most of the time, but when I succumbed to them, the flood gates opened. Some nights it was a sleeve of cookies. I'd tell myself no more, then I'd do it again the following week polishing off a nearly a half gallon of ice cream. I was often bloated and depressed. Not shocking.
I weighed myself too often. Every time I went to the gym, I jumped on the scale. Of course, it was before I drank water with as few articles of clothes on as possible. I felt defeated if the scale went up at all. My gut reaction was to cut more calories.
I was a cardio queen! I used to throw on a pair of headphones and stride away on an elliptical for at least an hour, six days a week. I was surprised and saddened that the scale never seemed to move. I mean, I was burning all those calories, right?
The list doesn't really end there, but you get the point. Diet matters. I was 15 to 20 pounds more than I am today.
Today I eat what I want, when I want. Of course, I'm eating all the right foods. I still love working out, but those workouts are 100% purposeful.
If you recognize any of these habits in yourself, be patient, but be aware. But more importantly, do something about it.