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On Health Coaching

It’s been a long while since I’ve talked about health coaching.  I feel like for some they may think this is coming right out of left field and the truth is that I’ve been a health coach for several years.

This blog originally started out as a place to share recipes and discuss my journey (and also my husband’s) towards better health and nutrition. Because I fully believe that we can heal ourselves with the foods that we choose to eat, I pursued schooling to become a health coach.  I took on clients and I helped people get back in the kitchen.

A lot happened in 2012, this was a big year for us and I was feeling all out of sorts.  I was struggling with running, struggling with a new dog that has a lot of baggage (Oh Avery, he’s a special guy.), and struggling finding my place.

I feel off the wagon.  It happens.  I have a feeling that almost everyone goes through something like that at some point in their lives.  Because I was struggling, I felt like I could not be in a position to help others so my coaching dropped off.

I went from being a super active and fit half-marathoner to not.  I was in a state where I was just existing and not really living life.

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December of 2014 was a wake up call for me.  I was tired of not sleeping well, tired of feeling like shit, and tired of making excuses to not workout.

I got my ass in gear.  Just like that.

Now I exercise almost daily, I eat well, and I feel 100 times better and more confident that I did.

I couldn’t have done this without support though.  Support is key.  This made me realize that I’m sure there are others going through the same thing and who are looking for support.  Change is hard and we can’t always do it alone.

So here I am back on track and back to doing what I feel is important. Back to doing what I’m meant to be doing, helping to support and build others up.

Being a health coach isn’t just something I’m all of the sudden tossing out there.  It’s about me getting back to me and therefore helping others be the best they can be.

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