Before there was Health, Wellness and Chocolate
Before there was the e-book "How To Eat Like Your Skinny Friends"
There was just me, overweight, exhausted and frustrated about my failure to lose weight. I would see the moms at the playground back in their cute clothing, running around with their kids and I would wonder, what in the world am I doing wrong? Why can't I lose weight? What am I missing?
I was especially frustrated because I am a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Certified Health Education Specialist with a Masters Degree in Community Health Education. I know health- I love health- but I was a total failure in getting the extra baby weight off.
I would start a diet with high hopes, (AND I tried them ALL- hoping for that miracle diet) I would eat what I was told, when I was told, exercise like crazy, drink water, shakes, or take pills depending on the current diet plan I was on.
I would lose some weight but then after about a month, something would happen, the flood gates would open and the weight would come back on, and I would just eat everything I had deprived myself of.
I didn't know how to keep the weight off and still be healthy.
I would wake up each morning and say "This is the day I finally win at this" and by bedtime, I would collapse into bed, feeling defeated and like a failure. And feel plagued by guilt.
I didn't want to lose the weight to look hot (I knew the teen model ship had sailed)- I wanted to lose weight to be healthy.
I wanted to enter my 40's in shape and be a good role model for my 8 kids and one day my grand kids. I wanted to have enough energy to keep up with them all day long without my knees hurting or feeling exhausted by bedtime. I wanted to feel vibrant and sexy for my husband.
Most of all, I really just wanted to feel comfortable in my own skin.
I gave myself a year off (diets weren't working anyway). I put my Masters Degree to good use and researched my heart out to figure this mystery out once and for all. And this is what I learned:
And that's when I knew- I needed to help as many moms as I could who are fighting this fight. And give them the truth and teach them what they need to know to be successful in their weight loss efforts.
So if you are:
Are you at the place of done?
Are you ready for real traction with your health and weight loss efforts?
Start by Downloading the free mini course
Want to dive deeper? Grab the Ebook "How To Eat Like Your Skinny Friends"
I am a mom of 8 Kiddos, and a wife to my BFF, Chris.
I love to cook but I hate to food shop. Luckily, my husband loves to run errands, so he takes care of that for me!
I can't get enough of The Gilmore Girls on Netflix
My happy place is putting on a podcast and walking around outside while I try to wear out my five little boys. (I also have 3 teenage daughters!) Life is crazy, but I LOVE it!
I am on my own health and wellness journey and finally figured out how to have a healthy relationship with food by rejecting the diet mentality.