I was very unfit and overweight as a kid. By the time I was 13 years old, I weighed 15 stone (210lbs) and couldn't run a mile. When I began realising that wasn't seen as "normal", that's when I started my path on numerous fad diets - Weight Watchers, Unislim, low fat, high protein, low carb, weight training, HIIT. None of them lasted long-term and usually ended with an injury or sickness. I found that the harder I worked to lose the weight and be "healthy", the more I suffered. Low confidence. Numerous injuries. Constant colds and sinus problems. I wasn't any happier.
In my early 20's, I was training, both strength and cardio, over 5 days a week and eating more chicken salads and rice cakes then I care to remember. Shaming myself over eating a piece of chocolate. I was also stressed out with my marketing career, working from 8am in the morning, until sometimes 9 or 10pm at night. I thought I was doing everything I was meant to be doing. Even at my goal weight, I didn't like what I saw in the mirror and knew deep down I couldn't keep going on like this forever. That's when I decided to change my story.
So I became the ultimate health nerd. I researched. I read. I expanded my community. I experimented. I asked questions. I took action.
Fast forward 7+ years in online marketing and lots of experimenting later, I came to the realisation during a meditation - A happy, non-stressed body doesn't need extra weight. While I know a healthy body is beautiful no matter what size or shape it is, I realised how much I (and my body) was suffering from my lifestyle. I didn't need all the external ideas and products everyone was trying to sell to me. I didn't need the nasty self-talk. I didn't need to look like anyone else for true happiness. From then on, I choose to love my body like my best friend. I was going to heal myself from the inside out and this grew into an all-consuming passion. I now love my life, my body, my health like never before. This is what drove me to overhaul my whole life and to start my own business. I become a certified health coach, life coach and a yoga instructor and have never looked back.
This passion has now spread into my mission to help others become their own health and wellness experts. This is the service I wish I had available to me from a young age. My dream is to help clients to start befriending their own bodies and really feel the long-term benefits.
If this sounds interesting to you, I invite you to get in touch.
"Wellness is the experience of living life with high levels of awareness, conscious choice, self-acceptance, interconnectedness, love, meaning and purpose.” - Dr. Michael Arloski
By suffering with psoriasis and my own weight issues from a young age, my journey to finding a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle has given me insight into the numerous challenges many of us encounter. This enables me to bring a high level of empathy, respect, and understanding to my Health Coaching practise.
I provide accountability and support throughout our time together. My client success stories reflect my ability to, time after time, help clients improve their health and achieve a higher level of life satisfaction.
My ongoing education and training completes my health and life coaching arsenal – allowing me to provide you, the client, with the tools and methods you need to achieve your goals and offer you one of the best health coaching programs.
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