I’m a Christian wife and mom. I’m a runner and cyclist. Just call me a cardio junkie. I have over 50 half marathon finishes recorded and over a dozen full marathons. I have put thousands of miles on my bike including more than half dozen centuries. I have a Master’s Degree in Counseling. I’m a certified group instructor with Fitour. I’ve let the noise of society drown out what I know to be true about my weight and my body image, and that’s that I am “fearfully and wonderfully made”. I now want to help women find their fit and be free from the noise. How to keep my eyes on my own paper and not buy into all the lies and gimmicks.
Some of my backstory:
I’ve struggled with weight and body image since I was a young girl. I remember following the Weight Watchers diet plan when I was in elementary, eating lettuce with salt on it and cans of tuna. I’ve cried WAY too many tears over a number on a scale. And looking back, there has never been a time in my life when I was overweight. Sure, there’s always a few pounds to lose or places to tighten up, but I’ve never been obese or considered “heavy” by anyone’s standards. It was just a complex that began way too early and I’ve struggled with forever. In college I toyed with binging and purging both with exercise and with laxatives. I’ve done all kinds of diets, pills, etc.
Having been a Christ follower most of my life (I accepted Him and was baptized when I was 9), I have given Him this struggle, taken it back, given to Him, taken it back, and so on! It’s the one thing that I know draws me to Him on a daily basis, because I can’t do this alone. The struggle has always been more in my head than in my physical body. I’ve always been an avid exerciser, (over 50 half marathons anyone??), I eat most of the right things, but it never seems good enough.
When I turned 40, I read “Made to Crave”, and in it the story of the Israelites is highlighted, and God told Moses “you have circled this mountain long enough, now turn north.” So at 40 I turned north! This is not about a big transformation in my waistline but more importantly in my mind to be free to fully live the life Christ has for me.
Now I’m sharing what I’ve learned (and continue to learn) by coaching other women to a fit and healthy lifestyle, both physically and spiritually. I’m learning to appreciate the unique ME and the unique needs of MY body. I believe I can help other women learn what makes them unique and how they respond to exercise and nutrition and find the right plan for them.
It’s about finding YOUR “fit” and being “free” to live it!
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org