So I’m taking a chance today by sharing my story! (No apologies to those who know it!) 3 years ago I was 50 plus pounds overweight, BMI chart would say OBESE! I had zero energy, my confidence and belief in myself was at an all time low (in part to my health the other was due to the people I surrounded myself with), and I was pretty miserable but still trying to keep my chin up. I had tried exercising the weight off, no success; I even tried becoming a vegetarian for a full year, no success.
I ran into my friends Katie and Dale while shopping in St Augustine and had to do a double take. They had lost a combined 177#s. THAT’S RIGHT one seventy seven! I was in disbelief. I waited two full months before I reached out to them to find out how they did it. Katie explained that once she began to lose the weight she became a certified health coach and could help me reach and maintain my health goals. I was skeptical but also desperate to not be that person, so I started their program.
They coached me to make good choices, celebrated with me, provided a community of support, education on developing healthy habits and a structured nutrition plan. Lo and behold…IT WORKED! 6 months later I was 53#s lighter, feeling great about myself, my attitude was positive and I began to recognize myself inside & out again.
I share all of this to say that it took me 2 1/2 years to decide that I wanted to pay it forward and help others too, but I did! It is one of the most rewarding decisions I’ve made and chances I’ve ever taken! I love it that I can help people along side of everything else I’m involved in. I love talking with my clients and walking along side of them to reach their goals! I love celebrating their success!
So today, I’m celebrating taking a chance!