WHAT I DO / why I do it.
I used to have a very damaged and unhealthy relationship with food and my body image.
For years I was stuck in a vicious cycle of obsessing over food, overeating, nonstop criticism of my body, followed by a restrictive diet and a promise that I'd "have more control next time". This constant battle with my body and the belief that my self-worth was based on my physical appearance, impacted almost every area of my life.
What I wanted more than anything was to find the "magical health formula" so that I could end dieting forever, reach my ideal weight,
stop thinking about food all of the time, end the constant disapproval of my body and, finally, live my life!
I figured that if I could do these things, I would not only be much happier, but I would finally become the person I knew I was meant to be.
I just didn't understand why it was so hard. If it was what I desired most, why couldn't I figure out how to make it happen?
So, after years of trial and error and endless research, I eventually healed myself.
My quality of life has improved dramatically. I have reached my ideal weight. I have heaps of energy. I value and respect myself. I am completely in tune with my body. I no longer diet and have a very healthy relationship with food.
But most importantly, I feel like I've found my true, authentic self and purpose.
This is now my normal and the cycle has ended.
Along my journey, I realized it’s not all about the healthy eating and consistent exercise routine. In fact, with those elements alone, you will never find true health and happiness. It’s about self-worth and discovering the truth behind why you’re was unable to reach your health goals. It takes repairing the internal in order for the external body to heal.
I decided to become a Health Coach to share this wisdom but also because when I was going through this journey, I was completely alone. I was embarrassed to talk about it because I believed my struggles with food weren't worthy of help or understanding. I was ashamed of myself and thought I needed to just figure it out on my own. I eventually did. But I know that if I had had guidance along the way, someone to push me to look inward and to motivate me when I was struggling, I would have healed much quicker.
I want you to know that you are not alone and your struggles are worthy.