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This was around the time I started to properly diet. I thought would never get into the Ambulance Service at this size plus I knew I would have to get on a scale in front of someone for my health assessment and that thought was too much.
I was not looking after myself in this photo. I was drinking most days. Eating lots of fast food, only ever exercised to burn calories and generally hated my body.
I had lost a huge amount of weight before I joined the Ambulance service. My head space was still very much entrenched in Diet Culture which is how I 'maintained' my weighed, or at least tried to. I remember feeling pride if I could go all day in between my night shifts without eating anything. The number on the scales determined if I was going to have a good day or a bad day.
This photo was taken a few hours after I had my Beautiful baby girl in 2013. I felt so ashamed of the way I looked in this photo and it was actually the tipping point for me to finally do something about my messed up body image. I knew it wasn't cool to have these thoughts about myself but had no idea how to start fixing them.
36 weeks pregnant with Mollie Moo in Broome, Western Australia. I had been told through both my pregnancies that I had gained 'too much weight' at every appointment. I would leave in tears every single time. I remember my OBGYN at my 12 week appointment saying "Now you are overweight at the very start of this preganancy so you should aim to put on virtually no weight for the remainder."
Mollie was 5 months old here and I hated my post baby body. It had changed so much and I hardly recognised it. I used to use this photo, this gorgeous happy photo as fuel to stop me snacking. Needless to say, that didn't work.
Me dressed up for the Madonna concert in 2015. I had organically started eating intuitively at this stage, before I had heard of 'Intuitive Eating'. My head was still entrenched in Diet Culture though. I was certainly over exercising at this point.
One of my health goals with my own Health Coach was to compete in a Spartan Race. I was so caught up in what people would think of me if I couldn't do an obstacle I didn't enter for 3 months. Working through this roadblock was just one of the many light-bulb moments I had that inspired me to give to others what my health coach gave me..... my life back.
Early days of Wonder Woman Method, 2016. At this stage even though I had embraced some areas of Intuitive Eating and was teaching Body Positivity, I was still selling weight loss to my clients. We all start the HAES journey in differnt places and it's one of thisngs that once you learn about HAES and understand it, you can't unlearn it.