When I first became a health coach, I wasn't sure how I was going to help people. I mean, I knew what I'd been taught and I'd worked with other health coach students, but I truly didn't know what to expect.
I was nervous starting out, as we all are when starting something new. And truthfully, I'm still nervous when I meet with a new client, but I've absolutely loved every minute of it. I've loved helping people reach their goals a whole heck of a lot faster than I did!
Most people don't know that health coaches exist. I certainly didn't. When I was having my hormonal issues, fatigued out the yin yang, and had zero energy, I did everything under the sun to figure it all out. I went to doctor after doctor trying to find an answer to why I was feeling the way I was feeling.
Most of them said I was perfectly healthy. Others wanted to put me on medication. Like, extreme medication. Um, no thank you.
So I went on the journey to get healthy all on my own. It took me far longer than I ever thought to figure it all out. I went vegetarian for almost 4 years. Then went vegan for one year. At one point, I thought if I took anything else out of my diet that I would be eating dirt!
I was miserable! And I didn't know what was going on. But thankfully I am a google junkie and I was bound and determined to figure it all out! A sugar detox kick started my health journey. And it led me to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. And I'm so very thankful it did!
I knew all of the principles, but being able to put them in play and help myself, as well as my family and friends and then clients, was amazing. There are so many realms of wellness, not just the physical part. And when even one part of that wellness spectrum is out of whack, your whole system is out of whack.
I knew that feeling really well, I just didn't know how to put it into words or how to fix it. Until I became a health coach!
So, you may be asking, why do people hire a health coach?
People hire a health coach because they have goals they want to reach, but they don't know where to start. They don't know what they need to do to get there, and they've been struggling to figure it out on their own. They've tried everything under the sun to get to where they want to be, but nothing they're trying is working.
Believe me when I say I've been there. 100%. It's frustrating. And can be so demoralizing. It feels like you take one step forward, then something happens and you fall two steps back. And when you're doing it all on your own, it makes it that much harder to stay focused and on track and accountable to yourself.
Not only do health coaches help you pin point your goals, but they provide guidance and help you see what areas of your life have been out of whack. It often takes an outside party to help you see exactly what's going on...or isn't in some cases. And most important, health coaches provide accountability. Someone to help you stay on track and keep moving forward to reach your goals. To get your wellness spectrum back on track!
I've loved watching the journeys of all my clients. It saddens me when they "graduate" and no longer need my assistance, but their growth and health and wellness make it all 100% worth it! My clients learn so much during their time working with me and watching them put it into play in their lives, even after we're done working together, is amazing.
Don't get me wrong though. A health coach doesn't do the work for you. YOU do the work. A health coach provides the guidance, helps you see where you want to go. But if you don't commit and do the work, no changes will be made. Remember, nothing changes if nothing changes.
So if you're ready to make changes, I'm here to help! I love my job and am dedicated to all of my clients 100%. I'd love to chat with you and see if we're a good fit to work together! Our first meeting is always FREE :)
I hope y'all have an amazing week! Stay safe!
With love and wellness,