My healthy lifestyle was a long time coming. I was a sedentary, chubby child with exercise induced asthma so adverse to activity, I failed PE in high school. Really hard to do. At the age of 17 my father died in his sleep from hypertension related heart disease and a few years later, I was diagnosed with a heart abnormality. It was clear my lifestyle had to change, how to make this happen was murky.
The next 17+ years were spent trying to figure that out. Many many diets and exercise plans were enthusiastically started and abandoned. In 2000, after personal success with their program, I left a career in technology and began work for the nation’s leading commercial weight loss company. For the next decade, I observed literally thousands of people on their path to change. Also watched were the fitness, health and wellness efforts of family, friends, acquaintances…and myself.
I had babies, worked a lot, worked out a lot, stressed a lot, so I ate a lot.
Life was out of balance. My body was out of shape and despite strong faith, good knowledge, and amazing resources, I struggled in the area of wellness. I know I was not alone. Those years bore witness to many successes and many more struggles, and it appeared that success or struggle centered largely around an individual’s ability to:
- Understand what works for them and
- Maintain the motivation to do it.
In 2010, I left work to be home with our small children. Without the structure and resources relied upon, I simply surrendered to God – devoting my eating, exercise and health efforts to Him.
Balance came and steps taken to nurture my body moved from a struggle to a privilege.
We are fearfully and wonderfully made! God gave me a passion and calling to help others along the path improved stewardship. Not a fan of blind-leading-the-blind, I began in-depth education and training on topics including nutrition, exercise physiology and psychology, special population support, running fundamentals, program design and behavior modification.
Today I’m the fit, balanced and well. Love of the Lord fuels my mission to help others towards fit, healthy and balanced living.
Do you need a change? Are ready to change? Let’s talk.
Schedule a 30-minute discovery call below to see if our services are a fit. I’d love to pray for and possibly work with you.
Take care, God bless and be well.
Where there is no counsel, purposes are disappointed; But in the multitude of counsellors they are established. Proverbs 15:22 ASV