June 2 Newsletter – Success, Free to Be, How I got Healthy


Family - Sunset

One thing I remind myself of is, “Health is a journey, not a destination.” No matter how your journey looks, it is just that, “your journey”. Always remember, I am here to walk beside you.

I love what I do and there is no greater joy in my career, then to see people, like you transform their life, no matter if they started out with optimal health or not.

Do you have a passion for helping people? If so, that is what it takes to do what I do. I would love to talk to you about Health Coaching and see if it would be a good match for you.

Here is a link to my story of how I got healthy and Why I do why I love Being a Health Coach:
How I got Healthy

Keep pressing forward to your dreams! Whatever they may be!

Thriving in Life,

Don’t Blame The Carbs

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard people say that it’s those awful, terrible carbohydrate foods they tend to crave. When I ask them what “carb” foods they are talking about, they usually name:

Potato chips
French fries
Rich ice cream
Chocolate chip cookies
Macaroni and cheese

Here’s the thing: When you crave these foods, you’re not just craving carbs, you’re craving fat, too! According to one study done: Cravings that are spurred by emotions are typically for foods containing fat, sugar, or both.

My friend put together a list about cravings and what your body is really needing when you get that specific craving.


Free To Wear A Swimsuit & Ride a Motorcycle


This is a fellow Health Coach, Heather. She is now living “Free To Be and Do Many New Things”. For Heather, wearing a swimsuit with confidence, riding on a motorcycle and a few other things, seemed impossible this time, last year.

Her story is powerful and instead of me telling you it, I think she explains her journey beautifully.

March 2014 –
Two weeks ago, I hit a 100 pound weight loss! It’s so hard to process that,

ONE HUNDRED POUNDS GONE! that’s 100 pounds I am no longer carrying around on my body. To say I feel “lighter” both physically, mentally and emotionally would be an understatement!

I hear so often, when I share a before photo, but you are pretty in that picture. Friends let me tell you: styling my hair and knowing how to wear makeup and finding a few articles of fairly cute clothing, to cover up my obesity, might give the impression that I had somehow managed to feel and look well, in-spite of the extra 130 pounds I was carrying on my frame.

This was a lie.

I was miserable. I was hurting, inside and out. I moved slow, I was exhausted and depressed. I was a mess! I just covered it up well.

And here’s the reality my friend, I still have days where I’m tired and sad, and worried and discouraged BUT I also have the energy, drive and determination to know, now, that those are feelings that come and go and that FOOD is NOT the fix for these feelings.


I want to say something to all of you who might feel no hope and think there’s no way you could do what I’ve done.

Let me just tell you, you CAN!!

It’s not easy, nothing this life changing ever is. DECIDE you love yourself more than the food you crave, the couch you sit on and the comfort zone you live in. There are tools that can help you achieve your goals, but ultimately YOU must decide you want this more than you want the things that got you where you are. It’s tough love…with yourself!
Back in June, I told a few things to those closest to me, that I wanted to be able to do, once I was healthy. Never believing, truly, they could happen. Things as simple as tucking my jeans in boots…Now, DONE. Wearing a swimsuit and feeling okay in it…Now, DONE, next week when we go to Florida! And, one I didn’t share…riding on the back of a motorcycle with my husband after 18 years of avoiding it. Honestly, I was mortified to be on the back of the motorcycle and honestly I don’t think my husband could have held the bike up with both of us on it….but now I get to ride with him and enjoy this fun activity together!”

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