I'm a Tim Tam eating, Spartan Racing, Bubbly Drinking Health Coach, and Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor. I'm hoping to help you stop feeling out of control around food, reconnect with your body, and love what you see when you look in the mirror!
If I'm not in the Ambulance (as a Paramedic don't worry) or chasing my 4 & 6 year olds around, I'm probably getting sweaty somewhere or helping my clients smash their own health goals. Most likely these days, I will have my head in a chemistry book studying to become a Dietitian in sunny Newcastle, Australia.
I spent the best part of 20 years, living in a body that I despised. 20 glorious years bullying myself multiple times per day, about the way I looked.
I battled my weight for as long I can remember. I had tried every diet known to man and there really wasn't anything I didn't know about weight loss. But I just couldn't seem to sustain those loses long term. I lost and gained weight as quickly as I lost and gained my car keys, but it wasn't until I started working with my own Health Coach that I stopped the battle with food and my weight.
The severe restriction that is dieting is just not sustainable long term either for your physical or mental health. Which is exactly why I could never maintain those results. My body was trying to keep me alive.
I learnt that the food is not the problem, the relationship with food was where my troubles lay. I learnt that body love and respect have a huge role to play in this puzzle and you really can't hate yourself thin.
My body image was seriously messed up. I most definitely had body dismorphia which I am sure is in part because of the massive changes my body had been through over the years. My brain never had time to catch up to my body.
But it wasn't until a few days after my baby girl was born when I couldn't bare to look at my refection in the mirror that I held her and made a promise to the universe that I would do what I could to stop her battling the way I did with my weight and with he way I thought about myself. I had no idea how I was going to do that but I was willing to try anything.
Most women across the globe hate their body and that makes me sad and angry.
Sad for my my daughter and nieces and sisters and friends that will be taught to hate their bodies by society.
Angry that the diet industry has its claws in everything and a sneaky and seductive way of keeping people unhappy with themselves and on the never ending pursuit looking for the key to get their dream bod. There is now significant evidence to suggest that diets in fact are likely to increase BMI and decrease health outcomes long term. Check out my resources page for more information on this.
I'm so excited to be able to share that I love the body I'm living in today and am so proud and grateful for everything it's been through.
I shake my head thinking about all that wasted time and energy in that vortex of self loathing. I can tell you for sure and certain if I spoke to my loved ones the way I spoke to myself a few years ago, I would be a pretty lonely lady.
I want to change the way women see themselves so my baby girl and all the amazing women that I can reach aren't haunted like I was. I want to hear strong, brave, beautiful, unstoppable and love-able when women are asked to describe their body in one word. Not frumpy, disgusting, unfit or grose.
My Health Coach led me to a place where I could just eat, and live, and not be consumed with the thought of food and weight and punishment. I have been here for 4 years now and it is glorious!
I don't diet or deprive. In fact I eat more than ever. I have never felt more alive. I have never been so happy with my mental and physical body. I have never felt more comfortable in my own skin.
My journey inspired me so much I decided I need to do this for other people. I need to teach other Women what I have learnt about how to live a diet free, body loving life and not be held back by food and weight.
I'd love to offer you a free coaching session to help you get really clear on your health goals and see if we would be a good fit for each other to work together. Feel free to book in here if you are interested.