In 2000 I was diagnosed with cancer while I was pregnant. In 2007, as a result of the previous cancer treatments I developed heart, liver and lung failure and needed life saving open-heart and open lung surgeries. More about my story here. It took years to recover and for the next several years I quietly mended my health.
After returning to California, Darin and I savored every minute together with the beautiful knowledge that we had made it through the Valley of Death and had emerged back to life, together. But here's the shocker...we had gotten old. Hah! And by old, I mean fat. Well, sort of.
I had the good fortune to inherit a naturally thin shape. However, with age and wisdom comes belly fat. Since returning to California and nearing 50 years old, I had gained an extra ten pounds that I could not seem to lose even with dedicated exercise and decent eating. Darin had gained over 20 lbs and we both wanted to make a change. Not just for our body image, but for our health. Carrying mid-life weight can set up adults in their prime for multiple health concerns like diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. We decided to pursue health with a bit more intention so we called a friend who was a health coach, Vicki Tiede.
We signed up for her program, Optavia, and lost our extra weight in just a few months. But wait...there's more. Once I completed the Program I began to notice that the monthly migraines I had grown used to were gone. These crippling headaches would hold me in their grip every few weeks and debilitate my day. And even more than migraines, I had struggled with a lifetime of anemia and wildly fluctuating energy due to blood sugar changes. Both of these disappearted as well. Holy heck, not only had the clean eating helped me get back in shape, lose weight and improve my energy but it had ousted some longstanding minor health problems that I thought could never be changed.
Later that year, Vicki called me to see how I was doing and asked me to become a Health Coach on her team. At first I said I was "too busy," but after some thought I said "YES." I love helping people and what better way to help than to walk with my friends and family as they improve their health?? I was in.
Once I began I found the work so satisfying that I have decided to keep going and help those who are looking for better health find their way. As a guide, I find tremendous joy in helping my Tribe take back their health and re-claim their lives.
Want to journey with me to better health and maybe, just maybe solve some of your own longstanding daily problems like pain, disease, lethargy and the pitfalls of ageing? Let's go! Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org and let's transform your life with me as your health coach and optavia as our road map.
Life's a Gift, Let's Roll,