Whether you found my page as a nursing mama wanting to get fit or an individual recovering from an eating disorder? or just someone looking for a little encouragement and maybe a few easy recipes, I am so glad you are here. And I’d love to tell you a little bit more about what it is that I really do as a wellness coach and ambassador for change!
When I first started coaching, I felt like I had all of the resources I needed to set my challengers up for success. While that was true then, it is EVEN more true now!!! I am pretty excited to share that Beachbody is giving a pretty big gift this season – a revolution in fitness – but more on that later!
As a coach, I get to support people in their health and fitness journeys by running virtual challenge groups. And in January Beachbody has invited me to run a group that allows participants to get paid for getting fit! But now they’re taking it one step further!!!
Today, December 27, 2016, the company is launching what I consider a revolution in fitness through the All-Access On Demand Challenge Pack. Why is this so revolutionary? Well, the Annual All-Access Beachbody On Demand membership provides TOTAL access to EVERY PROGRAM available on Beachbody On Demand, plus future releases! Continue reading
I get this question ALL the time from people I’m talking to – either those considering doing what I’m doing or those wanting the benefits of my support. So, I thought I’d take a little time today to share exactly what it is that a wellness coach is because I mean, really, how would you know if you want to be one or be with one if you don’t know exactly what it is. 😉
While I’ll get to the nitty gritty of what it is that I do as a wellness coach, I find that it’s often easier to “define” this job by describing what I’m not. So, for those of you who might be skeptical, I’ll come out and tell you, I’m not…
I am one of those people who have been a number of different shapes and sizes. As a very young child, I would describe myself as somewhat average, but it wasn’t long before that all changed…
In my primary years, I didn’t have a very good understanding of food, nutrition, or exercise. When we’d sit down to the table as a family, I remember always being encouraged to finish my plate, but what I really loved was the “treat” that came after that plate was cleared. I have always enjoyed sweets – cake, ice cream, ICING…I loved it all and never really developed that concept of moderation for food and definitely not for sweets.
As you can imagine, my lack of restraint pretty quickly caught up with me, and I began gaining weight. Through all of my childhood years, I was heavy, not just heavy, I was overweight. While I never experienced any bullying or direct mistreatment because of my size, I always felt different. I knew my weight was an issue, and I knew I was bigger than all of the other kids my age. But, I didn’t know what I could do about it.
Once I hit middle school and entered that phase of adolescent transition, it sparked in me the idea that I needed to do something. I had to do something about my weight. This was also around the same time that I began dancing – a passion that I had always wanted to pursue. But, like any other dance studio, mine was filled with thin girls who had been dancing since before they could even walk. Still feeling like I just really didn’t “fit in,” I began making changes to my eating and exercise habits. I drastically reduced the amount I ate each day, and I first began walking and then running each day. Continue reading