To look at me now you wouldn’t think that I used to be overweight. I have been a healthy size 10 for 17 years, I’m in proportion, and I have plenty of energy to keep up with my kids and run my thriving Get Gorgeous nutritional coaching business.
But it wasn’t always this way… I didn’t start out in the fitness industry.
I was a busy career girl in an office. I was skinny because I didn’t have time to eat and I was starving all the time and tired. Then I had my first child, Ben. I couldn’t keep up the full-time work schedule whilst juggling daycare and look after Ben. My weight exploded.
As a busy working mum responsible for my son and my family, looking after myself fell to the bottom of the list. It was hard and food offered an instant burst of happiness.
It was a treat… an energy boost to help me carry on with everything. But when the ‘sugar bomb’ hit I’d feel really crappy and moody. I’d even find myself shouting at my husband – who would think that!!!
I wasn’t eating the right foods and I was exhausted. I was long-term tired.
I even remember wishing for a wee spell in a comfy hospital bed for a few nights just so I could catch up. What a dreadful thought – but it shows you how low I got.
I noticed that as my weight increased my confidence plummeted. Eventually, I tried Weight Watchers and I did lose weight, but all the time it niggled that I all I was paying money for someone to weigh me and hold me accountable!
For me, there was a lack of personal connection and the advice was counter-intuitive.
Instinctively, I felt there must be more to help women love their shape – and now I am healthy and very happy. I found my answer in education and exercise.
I researched as much as I could about nutrition, exercise and coaching. I changed my career, discovered Pilates, and began to understand my body and its needs.
The food education changed my mindset and relationship with food – for good. For example, I now understand sugar and its demon effect on my weight & levels of tiredness for me. I now find that I am no longer addicted to chocolate. You may find this hard to believe, but I could easily munch my way through two or three bars a day.
But not anymore – I simply don’t want it. And this isn’t a trick. Instead, I’ve learned how to eat for my body so that I feel full, satiated, and full of energy. I created Get Gorgeous because I know the pain that comes when weight loss is your forever problem. In my Pilates classes, I’ve met countless women who want to regain their body confidence, fit into their favourite jeans, keep up with their kids, or cut their chances of getting the lifestyle disease that killed their parents.
You have your motivations for wanting the be slimmer and shapelier – and I would love to know what it is.
Having taught exercise and nutrition for over 20 years, I’ve gained an invaluable insight into how ladies are motivated to work and slim. You need a comfortable, secure environment to relax in. Somewhere you can calm our thoughts and physical tension to help you get the clarity you need to move forward.
What’s more, if you understand the why of something you will then fully embrace a new habit.
“I honestly believe that once the female mind is focused and directed we are indomitable.”
And I wanted to apply that principle to sustainable weight loss. These are the principles upon which Get Gorgeous is built on:
- Step by step weight loss where new habits are explained to help you understand the WHY.
- New habits that work with your busy schedule so you have the freedom and flexibility to be you – not what the latest fad plan instructs
It’s all about getting you sorted first and empowering you to feel better about yourself and in yourself. Then you can go back to your female ‘caring’ role and be a master worker, a jujitsu ’carer’ plus your other daytime workload.
You will feel better and then, like the aircraft crash scenario (note to self: probably not appropriate Adele, a little bit scary) put on your own oxygen mask before the kids! I’m confident that once you commit to the Get Gorgeous principles and blueprint, you will change your relationship with food and achieve your weight loss goal. I have a lot of knowledge and experience.
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I’ve followed, read, and been taught by Patrick Holford from the Institute of Optimum Nutrition. I’ve qualified with Precision Nutrition, Dr Berardi from Canada.
Get Gorgeous is a journey together – yours and mine.
I will continue on my road of discovery and I’d love for you to join me so you can benefit from my knowledge, insight, and experience.
Eight Good Reasons to Invest In Yourself and Get Gorgeous
- Feel empowered. Focus on all that you CAN do to feel less stressed more energised.
- Inspiration and motivation to change your life.
- No restrictions in your diet just education and a better understanding of the food you eat.
- Working with others in a private and confidential way and only share what you need or want.
- Learn at your own pace. The 12 modules will be delivered weekly, but you’ll be able to access the content afterwards, so you can take things slowly if you wish, and re-visit information as you want to.
- Change the way you deal with food and deal with your food patterns. Rid yourself of your negative thoughts that sabotage and limit your self-belief for good.
- Go deeper than just food look at your lifestyle and relationship issue and get clear on what you really want to achieve.
- Help your whole family eat, move, and feel better.
Schedule a call with me to discover if this is the right programme for your needs. You and I can talk through your health blocks, understand what is pulling you away from your health goals. By the end of the call, you’ll know exactly what you need to do get your health goals in place. Once you are clear on that, we can discuss ways that I can help you to get your plan your health strategy in easy steps. We may decide to work together to help you reach your weight loss goals successfully – and if so great – if not then that’s okay too. You’ll still have a clear plan to move your life forward.
I am looking forward to speaking with you.