I’ve always tried to live a healthy lifestyle: consistently mindful of my food choices and the incorporation of activity into my weekly routine. In my mind, cheating every now and again on my diet and exercise plan was acceptable because I believed my lifestyle was relatively consistent. I am sure many people can relate to this mindset.
Despite my efforts, the work I was putting into my diet and exercise plan weren’t consistent with my actual results—in fact, just the opposite was happening! When the scale was just shy of 200 pounds I recognized that I needed to make a life changing commitment to myself. I set clear goals and vowed I would do whatever it took to reach them. I also took ownership over my excuses and no longer allowed myself to use cravings, my PCOS diagnosis, genetics or high cholesterol as an excuse for my weight issues.
Through experimenting with a variety of wholesome foods, I was able to learn through experience how the foods with which we choose to fuel ourselves can truly affect our body and mindset. I learned that my body was unique; there was not one diet plan that would work for everyone.
This positive lifestyle change is what put me on this path to becoming a health coach. I wanted to use my personal experiences to help others make changes to live a healthier, happier life!
I have been blessed to find my passion in life as a health coach and personal trainer. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, a Master of Arts degree in Education, a health counseling certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a certified personal training certificate from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I am trained in over one hundred dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods. I am further trained to develop exercise programs based on scientific, evidence-based research, which push my clients beyond their limits to further improve their health. I work with my clients to assist them in creating a personalized plan that suits each unique body, lifestyle, preferences and goals.