I headed out for a run today. This was my third run in the past week, prior to that, I hadn't run since November 2nd. At that time I was ten pounds lighter and running over a minute per mile faster at the same effort. Today was hard. It's one of those moments that I have every year, when I think back over the past couple months and think "Oh shit". But you know what? I didn't freak out. I don't regret a second of the fun that I have had over the past couple months. New friendships, good times, great travel. I wouldn't trade it for the world, and especially not for 10 lbs.
I have been in this place before. And I will be here again! I am an athlete. I also run a full time business, run a household on my own, have a second business, and try to fit in as much time with friends and family as I can. I have a full plate, just like you. It all comes down to desire and commitment. Do you WANT to be in shape? Do you WANT to lose weight? If you want something bad enough, no matter what it is, you will find a way to make it happen. Have you seen this video? Http://www.wimp.com/womangym/ Watch it, and then tell me "I can't". Go ahead. I dare you.
I am a health coach. I know how I should eat. I can tell you how to eat and work out so that you will drop weight and keep it off. It is easier to tell someone to do something and keep them on track than it is to do for yourself. I may be a coach, but i also HAVE a coach. Nothing comes easy in life. And if it does, it's probably not something you want to have. The good things are the things worth working for. I have met my coach before a workout before and he has gotten in my car and I have just cried. And he is there to pick up the pieces and put me back together. He is there to tell me, when I forget, that I will get back to where I was. He is there to keep me on track. It is all about accountability. Some days it would be easier to not run. Or bike. Or do anything. But when I know that someone else, besides me, is watching over my shoulder, it's a bit harder to make an excuse. I am like you. I have good days and bad days. I gain weight, lose weight, get discouraged. Sometimes I need a push to get me going. I'm not just here to preach to you, I'm here to help you through. Because I have been in the same place as you, and I know how to help you.
That's what a coach can do for you. We will keep you on track. We will help you along the way. We will hold you accountable. We will be there to pick up the pieces and help you to move forward. You may KNOW how to do it on your own, but that's what we are here for, so you don't have to.
I received my training as a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner (fancy title for "health coach") through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I am certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). I became an athlete around age 20 when I started running to get in shape. I loved it and started running marathons, and about three years ago started into the world of triathlons. I have since completed 4 Ironman races. Www.optimalwellnesshealthcoaching.com