After 20 years of dieting, frustration, self-confidence and body image issues, I found myself as a contestant in a transformation contest. I stepped on stage in a bikini and dark tan and won 5th place. Walked off stage, started eating, and gained 50 pounds in a year. I felt so defeated, lost, miserable, and out of control. At that time, I made two promises to myself. First, I promised I would never diet again until I figured out why I could not keep weight off. Second, I promised once I figured it out, I would help others do the same.
I was desperate to figure out why I could not keep weight off. As I searched for answers, health coach school kept popping up in things I was reading. I decided to take the leap and get certified. The next 6 months were dedicated to learning and finding answers. It took some time and some deep soul searching, but I fixed my sugar addiction, binge eating issues, and body image issues. As well as found a passion for coaching.
My journey did not stop there. I realized along the way, that my health and wellness struggle was not a problem with food. My problems stemmed from my own belief system and foundation in my head. The root of my problems had little to do with food and exercise and everything to do with the lies I have been telling myself.
This lead me on the path to become a life coach. I love that a life coach can help with any goal or struggle and not only health and wellness. I spent more time learning and practicing all the techniques I learned.
The next step in my transformation was the realization that I was trying to do this on my own, with my own power. I had faith in Jesus and I knew he was helping me. However, I still tried to control my life. This next step was to give my food issues, my control issues, and every bit of my life to our Creator that has ultimate control of everything! To have True Faith and Peace that He will help me.
Today, I am currently coaching and helping people reach their goals whether they are Health & Wellness, Career Related, Financial, Relationship or Spiritual Goals. I have been a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas since 2000. I continue to work in the financial world part time.
My free time is spent with my husband, 2 kids, and dog named Oscar. We enjoy being outdoors and following my kids in their sports activities. We love football, baseball, volleyball, tumbling, and cheer.
As my own journey continues, I am thankful for how far I’ve come and excited to see just where I’m going. With balance and baby steps, and a whole lot of Jesus, I work to continue to be a better person every day!
If you have goals you just can’t reach alone, let’s talk. I’d love to chat and see if I can help!