Making money off your insecurities

Do you know how many billions of dollars are made every year off making you feel like you need to be better?

Try this cream to erase marks!

Wear this bra to make your chest look bigger!

Take this pill to make you skinny!

Drink this shake to boost your metabolism and increase fat loss!

Drink this tea!

Buy my program!

Sound familiar?

Listen to me… these companies don’t want to see you happy. They want to sell you something and make a buck. You are simply a channel to get money into their pockets.

So let’s say you buy a program and pop a pill and you shed a few pounds. Then what? Did you land that job? Get the promotion? Did it fix your relationship, or mend your broken heart?

Did it actually solve all your problems?

I bet the answer is no.

I had to take a step back from coaching. I went into it full tilt legit wanting to change people’s lives. I thought by helping them lose weight, that they would be happy. But were they truly happy? Hard nope. Some of them lost some weight, some lost a significant amount of weight – but none of them lasted long term. And life still kept throwing them curveballs, so they stopped working out and felt extreme shame and guilt.

So I changed my approach… what if we could teach people to simply live. Just be. No diets, no excessive cardio, no macros. Just living. Learning to be happy with themselves and their imperfections. Eating foods that make you feel good… maybe that’s egg whites and veggies all week, and pizza on a Friday? It’s balance and forgiving yourself. It’s also getting active because it makes you feel good; not because you have to.

I also wanted to expose the dishonesty of social media when it comes to trying to sell you something. Social Media is a snapshot of one single second in a person’s life. It shows a twisted, contorted, booty-popping, belly-sucking pose to make that person look better. Why are we trying to look like that all the time when that person can barely look like that for a single second? It doesn’t make sense. Our daughters are going to look to these people and aspire to be something that simply doesn’t exist. Photoshop, filters, poses, surgery… it’s not real life. It only adds to the shame and guilt we feel.

As a mother I am trying to portray something that is attainable: a real and healthy body, with extra skin and cellulite. I am a woman with a past. A woman with daily challenges and less-than-perfect moments. A woman who tries her best to encourage others to do the same.

I don’t have a product to sell you, or a quick fix program for you to buy. I want to teach people how to be a little more forgiving of themselves and make time for them – because they are their own priority. You cannot pour from an empty cup. Doesn’t that mean exercise and diet? Nope. It’s self care and taking mental breaks.

I only hope that more people will get on board with sharing more real moment instead of false expectations. It’s a better message to share for the next generation. We live in a world of filters, so take off the mask and just be you.

You are enough.

Ditch the diets

I started following my passion in 2017 to coach women (and men) to lose weight and get into the best shape of their lives. We all cut calories, hit the gym 5-6 days a week. People joined my 6-8 week challenges and went BALLS TO THE WALL to hit a goal weight.

Then what?

The challenge ended and people felt lost. They went back to old habits in order to “reward” their hard work. Rewards turned into binges, and days off turned into weeks off.

The cycle repeats itself…

You see, losing weight doesn’t solve problems. It doesnt create happiness. It doesn’t guarantee promotions or fix relationships, nor does it get rid of sadness in your heart.

When you go into a fitness program with the sole expection that it’s going to be hard now (short term) and get better later once the “diet” is over, and once you’re skinny all your dreams come true… then you’re setting yourself up for failure.

I decided I wanted to change my approach.

Instead of weightloss challenges, I opted for health challenges. They consisted of walking, lifting weights, HIIT workouts at home with no equipment, encouraging people to get outside more, self care, and yoga and/or meditation. I also wanted people to stop counting macros and calories, instead making mostly better choices.

Life should be about balance. Yes, you should live in a healthy way, but also in a way that is forgiving of yourself and your differences. Cellulite, stretch marks, loose skin, thick thighs… these are all parts of me that I have despite eating well and exercising 4-5 days a week.

I want people to start exercising and eating because it helps them sleep, helps control anxiety, clears your skin up, aids digestion, boots confidence and mood, and everything else in between.

You don’t need to cut calories and exercise for hours a day. You don’t need to stress over missing workouts. Life isn’t worth living if you can’t enjoy it.

So have the odd cupcake, take rest days, but make smarter choices. Slow and steady means lasting and sustainable.

Message me on my contact page if you’re looking for info on how to get started!