It seems like I struggled forever with exercise, food, fat, and hating my body. So much of my life I hated to exercise, I overate or binged regularly, hated how I looked, and tried everything to lose weight and win the war against my body.
It didn’t work.
I was raised with Science of Mind; psychology and new thought were pervasive in my household. So I knew there was more to this ongoing battle than my personal aversion to sports or my love of peanut butter and cookies. I knew my war was coming from within, and I knew the only route to peace would come from the same place, within. I decided I would find a way to do this, to find peace mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. It took me a decade, but I found it! I took nutrition courses in college and got my B.A. in Psychology (UNLV, 1997). I was trained in personal training, group exercise, Yoga and Tai Chi (SSC, 1999) and certified (ACE, 1999) as a personal trainer. I went on to learn coaching (International Coach Training, Thomas Leonard 2002/Core Dynamics Coaching, Tom Stone 2011).
Over the years, working with clients as a personal trainer, I witnessed repeatedly what I teach today: true fitness and lasting health are not maintained by external physical perimeters, rather with the whole self, guided by spirit and united with mind. Today, I continue my spiritual practice (love Jacob Glass) and my biggest impetus for growth are my relationships: my children and husband help me to practice and learn each day. I am so grateful. I enjoy laughing, fun friends, sci-fi movies, my parents, dogs, tropical sunsets, wintertime, and also dark chocolate, tea, and wine (all colors)! I’m blessed to offer this fitness flow I’ve found to the world.