Growing up, I was always involved with sports. If there was a sport I could participate in, I did. Keep in mind, I grew up in a small town in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, there was not always a lot to do! Sports is what kept me busy. When I look back now, I realize that back then, I was being true to myself. I needed to move!
After high school, that changed. Yes, I was active during my college years, but not nearly as much as I was in the past. That was about the time that fast food and convenience foods became the norm for me. Don’t get me wrong, I was happy, but I wasn’t leading the healthiest life.
Then came the “career years”. It was all about building a career and using the degree that I worked so hard to earn.
Over the last few years, I realized that there was something missing. I had a good job, with a great company and some pretty cool co-workers but I just felt that there was more out there for me. At the time, I had no clue what it was. This was about the same time that I just didn’t feel good. I was dealing with migraines, was always tired and started struggling through the activities that I loved. I tried different diets, changing up activities and so much more. In reality, I was sick and tired of being sick and tired!
At the recommendation of a friend, I visited a new Dr. One who really took the time to ask the important questions and didn’t just give me a prescription and tell me to come back in a month. She helped me find the real reason for why I was feeling the way that I was! Over the next several months, with several gradual changes, it was a new world for me. Within a few weeks, I had energy again, the migraines were disappearing and for the first time in years, I really felt good! It’s wasn’t just about what I was eating. It was finding the balance in everything!
It was at this point that I realized there was more out there for me. More I needed to do to help others who were traveling down the same path that I was! It’s wasn’t just about weight loss anymore. It was about finding that overall optimal wellness. I took a leap of faith and went back to school.
Which brings us to where we are today. I am back to being active. I have found that I love running, hiking and finding new places to explore! Oh yeah, and I just started teaching cycling classes! 15 years ago, if someone told me that I would be running half marathons, finished a full marathon and even completed a 50k, I would have said they were crazy. That is where this crazy health and wellness adventure has taken me! I am active, working on the healthiest version of myself and have new goals that I am continuing to work towards!
Now I want to help you achieve your health and wellness goals! Together we can make a difference.