I have been asked many times recently, why I have decided to take a total change of direction in my career. What made me study to be a Nutritionist and Weight Loss Coach? What makes me so passionate about woman’s health and weight? I have a comfortable life with a wonderful son, lovely man and seemingly want for nothing. However as with everyone else, what you see is only the smallest part of me.
Let me explain, I am a 52 year old single mother who suffered devastating post-natal depression for years after the birth of my glorious son, to the point where I was hospitalized twice. I have struggled most of my life with both drug and alcohol addictions, which thankfully, so thankfully I have completely overcome without any of the formal interventions such as AA or NA, rehabilitation or even under the care of my doctor. I did try them all, but none worked for me. I was desperate for years, an intelligent woman who had so much, as to why I just couldn’t make the changes to save myself. I was so sure that my addictions were going to kill me and leave my son without any parents – and believe me, he is the beat of my heart. But I didn’t, I made the changes and honestly, after accepting the physical withdrawals and knowing that they were going to pass, with a new MINDSET it was EASY! Unbelievable but true, so true. I have since experienced two heart breaking losses and the more usual family struggles and never once has the thought of alcohol or drugs come into the sphere of my possible coping mechanisms. I can have alcohol in the house without even really seeing it and have no desire whatsoever, no matter how stressful the day, to touch anything stronger than a herbal tea. And drugs? I hate even to take a paracetamol!
My experiences have left me so grateful and relieved to be where I am now and so proud of myself. They have also left me with a strong desire to help other woman. I am not a medical expert, I don’t want to be, but I know I am so well placed to support and empower because I truly understand how difficult CHANGE can be. I also know, that once the mental shift has been made, everything is possible.
A slim body and excellent health really is ALL about the MINDSET. We can have all the relevant information laid out in front of us but until we change the way we THINK about what we do, there is no long lasting change, just a struggle with our limited willpower resources and a sense of impending failure and hopelessness because we just can’t get to where we want to be, and if we do get there, we worry that we won’t be able to sustain our results. Sounding familiar?
Excess weight is the biggest obstacle to good health and a healthy body is naturally SLIM. We all know what we should be doing to support our health, but knowing is often just not enough – if it was, there would be so much less illness and obesity. If it was as easy as eating less and exercising more, we would all do it. But it is not. All our behaviours are driven by the way we THINK. Let me help you change the way you think, about your relationship with food (after all it is just food) and watch how as that relationship improves, your health, weight and your relationship with yourself and everyone you interact with improves too.
What you truly believe you can do, you WILL DO. And I am here to show you how.