I am a new wife (just got married summer of 2016!) and the mom of a crazy, awesome, creative, hilarious, shy, adorable 11 year old boy. I was a single mom from the time my was 2 until this past summer, of course (my hubby has 3 boys as well, who are older than my munchkin). It was the hardest and most wonderful thing I’ve done, raising my little guy solo. I am very thankful to have a partner in crime now!
I hold masters degree in Health Psychology and am a certified Health Coach through ACE Fitness. In addition I am a fitness instructor. My goal is to help other people design their lives in such away that they are healthy, balanced and happy as well.
Important things to me in life are my faith, my family, exercise, chocolate, wine, my animals, my friends, good books, hammocks, camp fires, LAUGHTER!, music, coffee, mountains, snow…and the list goes on. I am excited to share with you all the ways in which I have come to learn to invite balance into my own life.
So, “just what is a health coach?”, you might be asking. Here it is in a nutshell:
As a health coach it is my goal to help you reach your goals. I will never claim to have THE answer. That’s because it doesn’t exist in regards to your health and well-being. You are unique. Your needs are unique. Your body is unique. Your lifestyle is unique; even your struggles are unique. There is no magic pill (really…that’s the truth my friends). There is no cute, packaged little plan that is going to change your life overnight. What this whole thing is about is deciding what you want your life to look like (or what you want to look like in your jeans) and making a plan that will work…for YOU. If you stick with me you will most likely get pretty sick of hearing me say “balance”. But, I LOVE that word. I live by that word. I preach that word. I value that word. I do not believe in legalistic ways of living. I will not be asking you to cut entire food types out of your diet. If you have a particular health issue that means you need to do so…go for it. I will support that 100%. However, I am not a nutritionist or a doctor. If I feel you have needs that extend beyond my scope of expertise, I will be pointing you in the direction of one such professional. In fact, I might even suggest a therapist. Sometimes our physical struggles have more to do with our heart and head then our body.
I meet with clients for a recommended 3 months minimum (this is really up to you, your goals, budget, etc.). I will “interview” you to assess your current habits, health issues, goals, struggles, etc. From there I will develop a specific nutrition and exercise plan that will fit your lifestyle and needs.
Your job: Depending upon your goals, you will weigh yourself and take measurements at the beginning of this journey. After that you will weigh at least once per week (if weight loss is your goal) and take measurements once per month.
You will also check in with me weekly to report how you did with your nutrition/exercise plan. This is HUGE as it is accountability!
DETAILS ARE ON THE “LET ME COACH YOU” PAGE!!
More info: As a health coach I am here to help you establish healthy habits, teach you about health and nutrition and guide you along your journey. Once again…please know that, although I hold a masters degree in Health Psychology, I am not a counselor. I am also not a nutritionist. I am trained to aid you in identifying areas in your life where you are out of balance, not connected, not living in wellness. If I feel that you are presenting certain issues that require help that are out of my realm of expertise, I will direct you to such a professional. This is only meant to inform you that I will never try to work with you in such a way that I have not been trained for!
I look forward to helping you reach your goals and becoming a healthier, happier YOU!!
Remember: YOU are entirely up to YOU!!!