I am so happy to have you here and I am honored to introduce myself and share my mission and my story with you.
My Mission is Twofold:
1. To have you know and believe that……
YOU ARE FABULOUS!
2. To redefine what true “Nutrition” means and how it will support you in
So, what is my definition of Nutrition?
It is the process of nourishing and being nurtured.
Yes, my Fabulous sisters – we need to Nourish and Nurture ourselves: Our Bodies, Our Minds, Our Spirits… and have FUN while we are doing it! (massages, nails, hair and vacations to exotic places included) 😊
So why this mission? Because I spent too many years not feeling fabulous or nourishing myself in any way and I don’t want that to happen (or continue) to you.
So, my first message is: DON’T GIVE UP – NO MATTER HOW MANY YEARS YOU’VE STRUGGLED – IF I CAN FEEL FABULOUS AND NOURISH MYSELF (after 40++ years) – SO CAN YOU!
Now my story:
Like many women, I started my journey of being overweight and unhappy with my body in childhood. A pivotal moment came in 8th grade when I weighed in at 124 lbs. and became “officially” fat. Many tears were shed, over clothes that didn’t fit, food choices that were scrutinized, and comments that were made about my body and weight. I started developing unhealthy eating habits, such as eating in secret, calorie counting, overeating and binge eating. My Mom also struggled with her weight and we became partners in the world of endless dieting, weight loss and exercise programs. I hoped to find the magic diet, that would end the torture. All of them, ended in either temporary wins or total failure. So much time, energy, and life were wasted on the “problem”.
Unfortunately, years flew by; 20’s, 30’s 40’s with very few “wins”. Now the second half of life was upon me and the situation seemed even harder and almost hopeless.
I knew I needed to have a shift in my mindset as well as my body. My goal was to become healthy (vs. skinny) – so I could live a long life at a perfect and fabulous weight for my body!
About 10 years ago, I became passionate about finding an integrated mind/body approach to weight loss and health. I received my certifications as a Transformational Nutrition Coach through the Institute for Transformational Nutrition (ITN) as well as a Mind/Body Nutrition Coach through the Institute of Psychology of Eating (IPE).
The combination of mind/body strategies opened a new world for me. I have released feelings of guilt, shame and embarrassment over my body and my weight. I came to understand that being nourished included much more than the food that I put in my body. I learned how to relax, release, and replenish my mind and body in order to have a healthy, fulfilling life. It is never too late to have a vibrant, healthy body!
I am excited to share with you the nuggets of wisdom that I have learned during my own journey. You can find freedom from struggles with your weight and body. We all deserve to FEEL FABULOUS!
Work with Me!