But they don’t - we’re all just doing the best we can.
I'm passionate about supporting women to make the positive health and lifestyle choices we all deserve so that we can be and feel our best. Health and wellbeing isn't about the numbers on a scale. It’s not about “good” and “bad” foods. It's about the other things that nourish us too - like finding time in our busy lives for ourselves, getting fresh air, enjoying real food. It’s about nourishing our bodies, minds and spirits so we can feel our best and live our lives fully.
I'm a certified Health Coach through IIN (Institute of Integrative Nutrition) where I have studied over 100 nutritional theories and I’m a qualified Kinesiology practitioner.
I’ve always been into health and wellbeing. But I haven’t always had the right mindset about it. Does my story sound familiar to you?
I had a work-hard, play-hard, exercise-harder mentality in my early 20s. I restricted what I ate and exercised a lot. I would cycle to work through crazy London traffic and take a yoga class or go for a run after I got home. When the weekends came round, I spent late nights out with friends, and hours the next day in the gym. What I didn’t realize then was that I was using food and exercise as self-punishment.
Throughout my 20s, I was essentially chasing perfection. It’s a trap that so many of us women know too well. I tried detoxes, going raw, cutting out food groups—you name it—all in an attempt to get ‘healthy’ and reach some magic number on the scale. But the truth of it was that I felt awful most of the time. I was exhausted, cold, had digestive issues and a rash on my face. My body was desperately trying to tell me something. In attempting to be healthy, I was becoming unhealthy.
It took me a while to listen to my body, but I’m happy to say that I finally did. I went to a Kinesiologist to reset my exercise and eating habits, and learned a lot about myself in the process. Namely, that being in a place of balance is the best place to be—both physically and spiritually. This was a turning point for me, and I’ve never looked back.
Another turning point was getting pregnant with our daughters, which had been a struggle. As many mums know, when you get pregnant and give birth, your relationship with your body changes. You finally see all that’s right with it, instead of all that’s wrong with it. This shift was incredibly liberating for me. Women are more amazing than we give ourselves credit for being.
Today, I’m a busy working mum working in the corporate world raising two wonderful girls with my husband. We moved out of London a few years ago and have settled in a village outside the beautiful city of York.
My life is a juggling act of balancing family, career and life. Stress and self-doubt are always lurking. But I now know how to live a more balanced life in mind, body and spirit.
I hope my story resonates with you and that you find some calmness and inspiration here. I'd love to hear from you to chat about how we can work together. Click here to contact me and book in a completely free, no commitment discovery call with me today.