The journey to healthy living can be a process. My personal health journey started toward the end of college. I had gained 25 pounds at school, hadn’t stepped foot in a gym or touched my sneakers in two years, binged on late night Domino’s and drank regularly (generally vodka with sugar-laden Red Bull). Everything I purchased from the grocery store had “fat-free” or “light” labels on it, and I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t losing weight. I felt like crap and didn’t like how I looked. Coming from a family of athletes and having been a very active person most of my life, it was unsettling that I couldn’t even run across our relatively small campus to our gym without feeling like I was having a heart attack.
My dad passing was the event that changed all this. I began looking at life with a new perspective, that life is too short and there’s too much to experience while I still have my health. It wasn’t easy transforming my life, especially while in college. I began with gradual changes, mostly cutting back on alcohol and 2am pizza binges at first. My senior year I enrolled in both a gym class and a yoga class, which were fantastic and helped get me back in the groove of exercising.
Today, I am in the process of getting certified as a holistic health coach. My friends now come to me with their food questions and beauty advice. Exercise has become a regular part of my routine, because I found types of exercise that were fun for me. I have more energy than I have ever had, and I don’t rely on caffeine. I’ve also cleaned up my eating, and WOW, what a difference!
If you’re someone who is struggling with weight, skin problems, self-confidence, regular exercise, stress, or anything else, trust me, it gets better if you commit to change. There are people out there, like health coaches, who can offer support and hold you accountable so that you don’t feel so lost.
If you are interested in speaking with someone about your health and wellness goals, I invite you to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with me. I am the happiest I have ever been and this feeling is infectious. Everyone deserves happiness and the chance to spend some one-on-one time with someone dedicated to to helping you look and feel better. There’s no one right way to health and no diet or lifestyle that works well for everybody. I personalize my programs based on your individual needs.