Why I Am a Health Coach
We all want to live a long, healthy, happy life. But in reality what I’m seeing is that we are living longer lives, but not necessarily happier and healthier ones. Unfortunately, it is common to see people in their “golden years,” dependent upon others for day-to-day basic activities. The question is what are we missing in our approach and understanding to give us a long, healthy and happy life.
Some of us are not our optimum self even in our youth or in middle age! Can you relate to experiencing daily fatigue, brain fog, troubled sleep, difficulty with weight loss, dependency on sugar or caffeine, high cholesterol, or even pre-diabetic symptoms? This was exactly my story on a day to day level. Not only was I tired, but tired of it! It was so frustrating…
It was during one of those phases that I happened to read Dan Buettner’s book “The Blue Zones Solution”. It was an enlightening experience. He described how I would want to age – with the physical ability to do all the things I love, living an active lifestyle, and being able to have fun while doing it! Eating healthy was where I needed to begin 🙂
In 2014 when I started this blog, I had no idea that it would lead me into an entirely new career path. I have been passionate about healthy cooking for as long as I can remember, and through this blog I hoped to help people “healthify” the foods we eat every day, without compromising taste. Being a foodie can make eating well an immense challenge sometimes, especially when it involves eliminating some key ingredients or swapping others.
As I continued on this journey, I found that even with the tool of healthy cooking, my readers and I continued to struggle. With all the knowledge that we have access to, I found myself wanting to know more about what motivated people to choose whether to incorporate this information into their life, or not. We all know we should be eating more fruits and veggies, working out regularly, sleeping more, reducing our sugar intake, and reducing our screen time, but clearly all of this is easier said than done.
I came to the conclusion that having knowledge is not the only driver for change. No two human beings have the same story. We all have varied strengths, weaknesses, and environments that shape us, meaning that creating sustainable change requires a more individualized approach to achieving a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
With this in mind, last year I started the process to become a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, and here I am! My hope is not only to help myself and my family lead a healthy, balanced life, but also to take my readers along on this journey – one person at a time!
Most of us know and have a basic understanding of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, but the question is how can we use our awareness to improve our daily habits and routines? This is where I can help. We all have the answers within ourselves – sometimes, all you need is a little bit of guidance, support, and most importantly, accountability. Contact me for a complementary 1 hour session, and give your health and wellness a priority it deserves!
But above all a mother and a wife 🙂
Disclaimer: This blog is strictly for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice. Please consult your physician or registered dietitian for recommendations tailored to your specific needs.