Now, I know that true wellness is accessible to everyone.
But I didn’t always believe this. I spent many years ignoring what my body was telling me and dialing down my own needs by prioritising other people’s. For many reasons, I just didn’t get round to taking care of myself. And the price I paid for this neglect and lack of self compassion was that I didn’t feel the least bit amazing. In fact I felt really terrible most of the time.
There is no need to feel powerless
Back then, I was overweight, over-stressed and under-fulfilled. Nothing I tried seemed to make a difference. I felt unwell most of the time – I had achy joints, sleepless nights and zero energy. I was constantly getting headaches, colds and allergic reactions. I was exhausted, and dragged myself around feeling hopeless, and useless.
The more I tried to take back control of the situation, the more miserable I became. The same few pounds came and went over and over again, and the other symptoms of ill-health slowly got worse. I was confused by all the conflicting information around nutrition, and although I was constantly depriving myself of this, or that, I never seemed to make any progress. I was beginning to feel powerless, and I was scared that maybe this was it. I was scared that my life was just going to slowly unravel into old age.
There had to be a better way. Slowly at first, I began to invest time into working out what would really make me feel better, not only in my body but in spirit too. Eventually, almost imperceptibly, the penny began to drop and the weight and illness started to melt away. No more aches and pains, no more exhaustion, no more depression, no more need for baggy tops. To say I felt transformed is an understatement!
Nobody deserves to feel unhappy in their own body.
As I stepped back into my own power, it stopped just being about my journey to health, and more about what I could do for others.
In order to be able to fully understand and share the truths that had transformed my life, I spent years studying Nutrition and Functional Medicine at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the School of Applied Functional Medicine. I also studied to become a Quantum Life Coach because, for most of us, half the battle is re-writing our own internal narrative to overcome resistance, limiting beliefs and self-sabotage.
It’s not just about WHAT we should do, it’s about HOW we can do it.