I wasn't always someone who was healthy and into healthy things.
Prior to starting my own health journey, I was a carb addict, junk food junkie, workaholic, stress-filled, nut case who never took time to relax and care for myself unless I was engaged in training for triathlons and endurance races.
It wasn't until August of 2007, just under two months before my wedding, that I collapsed during a 100 mile bike race, only 10 miles into the course.
This led to several doctors' visits over the next month with several tests that never gave me the answer I was looking for: why was this happening to me?
I was extremely fatigued, so much that all the energy I had was to go from my bed to the couch. I was constantly feeling anxious. I had no appetite and lost 12 pounds in 8 days. I had severe digestive issues and just couldn't concentrate on anything.
I had to have my wedding dress altered 5 days before my wedding because I lost so much weight. We still had our wedding but cancelled the incredible honeymoon we had planned because I just didn't have the energy for it.
After the wedding, when things started to finally calm down, I went back to work and started feeling better. Soon, I was back into my old routine: not paying attention to what I ate; allowing stress and a mismanaged lifestyle control me; and doing exercise that was way too extreme for my body type.
Exactly two years later the same thing happened again!
I began having severe anxiety and one day, I passed out in my shower. This lead to more doctor's visits and more tests, all the while still never understanding why this was happening to me.
That is when I decided enough was enough. I couldn't allow myself to become completely debilitated again so I took my health into my own hands.
I enrolled in a holistic health program at the Institute For Integrative Nutrition. It was through my study and reflection in that program that I discovered what foods I should be eating for my body to make it feel it's best. I learned about life management and how to practice self-care. I learned that instead of helping my body by doing triathlons and 100 mile bike races, I was actually hurting it because this type of exercise for me produced stress.
I have learned how to listen to my body and give it what it needs to be healthy. When you are kind to your body, your body is kind to you.
I am now a Certified Holistic Health Coach and work with individuals who struggle with health issues that they wish to overcome with a holistic approach.
These health issues include:
My approach involves:
My clients have better their lives because they are stepping up and taking control of their health. They have more energy. Their sleep is better. Their stress is reduced.
Do you want any of those things?
You can get started here.
For more information see: My Approach.