Introducing Self-Care for Female Leaders!!

Over the last four years, I have learned so much. I went from trying to kill myself with exercise, to trying to manifest my way into feeling amazing, and then through every possible way of eating or not eating, all with the goal of feeling and looking fantastic. I turned myself into a massive science experiment and the good news is, now I feel fantastic.

I feel energized, strong, zero stress, and I’m still doing all the things! I know how many of you need this and I’m excited to share it with you.

We just launched Self-Care for Female Leaders.

A program born out of my massive experiment which allows you to prioritize self-care without sacrifice.

When I began this journey, I started with exercise and I was beating myself into the ground. I was doing everything I could and getting little progress in return. So, I figured I just needed to work harder.

I deep dove into different types of exercise and learned as much as I possibly could, to make myself feel better, feel strong, healthy, lean, and energetic.

  • I was working out close to 20 hours a week.
  • I was teaching 12 fitness classes weekly, plus doing my own workouts.
  • I was getting up at the crack of dawn and working out late too.

After that didn’t net the results I was seeking, I thought, “it’s got to be my mindset”. So, I hired a coach. She was amazing and with her help, I did all the mental things.

  • I started doing meditation and goal setting.
  • I read great books and listened to podcasts.

It was great for me; it changed my relationship with myself. It changed my relationship with others. It allowed me to recognize limiting beliefs that I had as well as negative thought patterns, and then shift them. It also helped me to be a much better coach and instructor. But I felt like I was still missing a piece to the puzzle.

I didn’t feel how I wanted to feel.

So, I went deeper into nutrition. I got another certification for that and then started learning more and more beyond that. I researched and studied trying to understand how our body processes different forms of fuel. How different activities require different fuels and I learned all about how our hormones, our age, and our metabolic makeup affect us.

When I was able to combine my knowledge of exercise, nutrition, and mindset, I finally found a balance and a lifestyle that worked for me.

It doesn’t feel like work.

It doesn’t feel like restriction.

It just feels good.

I wake up with energy. I do all the things, but I don’t feel stressed out. I eat foods I enjoy, and that makes me feel good. I don’t obsess about too much of this or not enough of that. I eat meals with my family instead of out of plastic boxes, which, if you followed me for any amount of time, you know, that’s a major thing for me. I refuse to eat out of plastic boxes because plastic is not good for you and mostly because that’s silly.

To be able to do all these things,

  • I streamlined my schedule — I stopped teaching three classes a day and getting up before dawn.
  • I got clear on my goals and my priorities — I put my happiness at the very top of the list.
  • I learned how to fuel my body for the lifestyle that I want to live — I eat foods that I enjoy foods that make me feel good. I go to parties, and I have dinner with my family and eat out at restaurants.

This all led up to the creation of Self-Care for Female Leaders. A program that helps female leaders prioritize self-care without sacrifice. The important part is without sacrifice. You don’t have to give up things you love to feel good.

You don’t have to give up restaurants, parties, or time with your family. You don’t have to give up sleep to do all the things.

I take busy, driven, high-achieving women from being stressed out and exhausted to feeling energized, healthy, and in control of their time and bodies.

If you see yourself in my story or in one that’s similar, let’s talk! Let’s schedule a chance to talk to one another and let’s get you feeling awesome. You’re in charge of how you feel and how you want to feel. You deserve to feel great and I’d love to help you do it. Click this link right now to schedule a discovery call.

It’s time for you to choose you!

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As an author, speaker, and coach, I help fierce women free up time to lose fat and gain energy through personal training, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching.

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As an author, speaker, and coach, I help fierce women free up time to lose fat and gain energy through personal training, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching.

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