Owner of Livit247
Certified Personal Trainer and Life Coach
"I only have one life and I want to live it the best way I can."
At a young age I had a life saving surgery. It felt like I'd been given a second a chance. I only have one life and I want to live it the best way I can, which means "Physical Freedom" for as long as possible.
"I didn't understand why I couldn't commit to the things I said were so important to me."
In my early 20's I struggled with depression and became the worst version of myself to the point where it cost me my relationship with the man I wanted to marry. My attitude was terrible and my behaviour was destructive, I didn't understand why I couldn't commit to the things I said were so important to me.
"I learned which thought patterns were yanking joy out of my life"
A therapist turned me to a book called "Feeling Good" by Dr. David Burns. Reading that book connected me to which thought patterns were yanking the joy out of my life, blocking me from following through on the things I said were important, and sending me into a hopeless downward spiral. I worked through the worksheets in the book and in 2 years, I ended an addictive relationship, got the love of my life back, found my passion and learned how life could really feel; good, filled with love, joy and possibilities. I was now setting goals and following through! happen when I used to feel exhausted and hopeless. I wanted to share this process with others but I didn't know how.
"Bringing in life coaching with personal training has made goals way more meaningful and achievable"
Thanks to mind shift I had, I left my cushy government job and do fitness full time in 2007. Teaching people how to workout was easy, but helping them reach weight loss goals was hard. Clients were consistently setting weekly goals for themselves and not following through. It was frustrating for me to watch them continue to let themselves down. I recalled everything I learned from "Feeling Good" and knew there was a connection, I just didn't know how to bring it into being a better Trainer, until I heard about life coaching. I jumped on the year long process of being a certified coach with CTI (Coaches Training Institute) in 2014.
Bringing in life coaching with personal training has made goals way more meaningful and achievable.
"After losing my first husband I binge ate, drank; had no idea what I wanted for my life or even how to go on."
There is far to much to say about the affects of losing a life partner, so I will tell you this, I knew it would be hard, but I had no idea how much I would lose touch with myself, what I wanted for my life and how to even begin to go on.
That loss took my emotional eating to a whole new level. I binge ate and drank, became the worst version of myself again, until I hit the point of "I can't do this anymore, I need to get my life back"
"I refused to give up my comfort foods and used Flexible Dieting as a way to get my health back"
I needed an overhaul, but I wasn't ready to let go of my comfort foods. After lots of research, I learned that the way to getting in the best shape you want to be in, is by allowing food in, not by cutting it out.
"I did my first fitness competition by combining Flexible and Reverse Dieting and I placed fourth!!
I put off doing a fitness competition for 20 years because I was afraid of "the diet". To realize I didn't need to cut anything out of my diet, was shocking. To see my full physical potential without feeling like I had to sacrifice, was mind blowing. Now, I want to inspire you to be in the best shape you want to be in, without feeling like you need to sacrifice.
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