I began my journey with hope but also a lack of confidence – as I think most women do. The thoughts that “its just too hard” or “I don’t have time” or “I’m just too tired” were prominent in my mind. The thought of exercising after a long day at work and running the kids was so unappealing compared to sitting on the couch (with ice cream perhaps?) I soon learned that, as with all good things in life, you need to want it. You must understand and accept that in order to improve your current state of well-being you need to change and not be indignant about it.
Once I started eating better, eliminating the unhealthy foods, and really understanding what I was putting into my body, I felt better. Once I started feeling better, I slept better. Once I slept better, well I’m not good at equations – but it’s pretty easy to determine – I had more energy. More energy allows for less couch time and room (and dare I say an appetite) for exercise. Suddenly the scale is not an enemy, but a challenge, one met with some excitement as you see results. You find shopping for new clothes is not with resignation, but with enthusiasm as you learn you can peruse a different rack with a size you only looked at before and did not believe you could even try one, let alone fit in to.
You cannot begin this path, unless and until you want it and are not angry about the work you need to put into it. Is it hard? Yes, but not impossible. We live in a grab n’ go / fast / drive-thru / instant – food society. Unfortunately, it’s more expensive to eat healthy than it is to eat fast – but healthy is the better investment. I am a mom, a daughter, an aunt, a friend, a coach, an employee, a volunteer and more. All of those descriptions of me lend to giving a piece of myself –gladly – but it’s a lot of Me to go around. When you come to the realization that you need to invest in yourself, it’s a defining moment. Another added benefit – when you embrace better nutrition and more exercise -and make it a habit and not a New Years Resolution – your family benefits as well as they too follow the example you are setting. Suddenly your household is reaping the rewards and everyone is seeing advantages. As I see another birthday come and go – it is with pride that I can say I feel better than I did a year younger; I am a few sizes smaller than I was five years past; and, I feel more energetic and proud of my body than I did a decade ago.
Kelly uses her education, personal knowledge and experiences to teach you to embrace and want something better for yourself. She shares her journey and creates a path for each of her clients individually – incorporating hard work, support, and an “own it” mentality. Kelly gives you the tools, the guidance, the encouragement you need to have pride in yourself – and more importantly, she leads by example and practices what she teaches – always sharing new ideas and innovative ways to not only reach your goals, but to maintain them. Kelly does not take you on a weight loss journey – as journeys end – she introduces you to a healthy lifestyle.