How I Lost Weight and Gained Energy
If someone told me I’d have more energy and more vibrant health in my late 40’s and early 50’s than in my 20’s, I would have laughed in disbelief. I need less sleep now and I still keep up with my demanding days. I’m a busy mom of an active ten year old, so it’s important to stay healthy and energetic.
I always carried a few extra pounds more than I wanted, but when I got pregnant with my son, my weight absolutely ballooned. After I gave birth, I found it impossible to lose the baby weight. Getting out of bed each day was a struggle. Making the transition from career girl on-the-move to stay-at-home mom was overwhelming. Yet, I knew I had to get it together to be the best mom possible for my child.
I started learning about nutrition by accident. I began listening to a series of health and wellness podcasts. They whet my appetite to learn more and more. It became a passion. Soon, weight was falling off, and, I wasn’t even on a diet. I made a few lifestyle changes that greatly impacted my health. I’d love to share those ideas and strategies with you. Colds and flu are something I can’t afford time for as a busy mom. They became a thing of the past. Strange, because since I was in my 20’s, I’d get sick if someone sneezed on TV.
I Started Exercising Smarter, Not Harder. You Can, Too!
I always knew I feel better after exercising. The promise of what it would do for me was the thing that shoved me out the door on the days when I actually exercised. The details of a good exercise program were still quite a mystery. Plus, I was discouraged because I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. Eventually, I decided to become a Certified Personal Trainer just to demystify the whole workout thing. I discovered my new-found passion for healthy nutrition was a great fit with finally truly understanding productive exercise.
My limited window of exercise time is very efficient now. I’m creating the physique I want, at the same time I’m improving my health. I’m really good at what I do, and, I love helping other women take the mystery out of working out.
Would You Believe, I Made Friends with My Kitchen?
When I was first married, the joke in our household was that the best thing I could make in the kitchen was “reservations.” I could boil water and reheat food in the microwave, but that was the extent of my culinary talents and ambitions.
When we first changed our eating habits, it was a bit daunting figuring it all out. I realized I could make healthier meals in my own kitchen than I could ever order in from neighborhood restaurants. I took some cooking lessons, and then I just played in my kitchen. Once I got over my kitchen fear, it was actually fun. Now, I find myself helping other women get started creating magic in their kitchens, too.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of Pennsylvania – which means I’m not a therapist but I understand behavior and why we do the things we do. My other credentials include:
- Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition through the T. Colin Campbell Foundation and eCornell University
- Dr. McDougall’s Starch Solution Certificate
- Dr. Sears Wellness Institute L.E.A.N. Start, L.E.A.N Essentials, and Prime-Time Health Coach
- Certified Personal Trainer – NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine)
- Certified Personal Trainer – ACE (American Council on Exercise
- Certified Pre- & Postnatal Coach – Girls Gone Strong, Coaching & Training Women Academy
- Certified Heart Zones Trainer, Level 2
- TRX Suspension Training
- NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
- Cardiorespiratory Training for Fitness – (NASM)
- NASM Weight Loss Specialist
- The NASM Solution to Weight Management
- The NASM Optimum Performance Training for the Prenatal Client
- NASM Golf Fitness Specialist
Now, I’m so excited about my business, Quick Wellness. I love sharing the secrets of productive exercise that works specifically for women as well as healthy, delicious cooking techniques. I even offer healthy nutrition classes. If you’d like to discover more about how I can help you, connect with me today.