I love to run—the longer and harder, the better. Running to me is like a metaphor for life. I rarely feel like doing it, but once I get started, everything seems to come into focus. My mind begins to relax and the thrill of overcoming this challenge leaves me feeling like I can accomplish anything.
I also enjoy the variety that each day brings working with clients in this industry. I especially love the excitement I feel from helping them reach their goals.
I realize that their success is what keeps me in check. Lord, knows I also need that accountability. Like my son, I also pray that junk food could be healthy, but that is one prayer that I hope God never answers. I’m also a self-proclaimed chocoholic which is what qualifies me to inspire others. I know how challenging it is to do what you don’t want to do . . . and it ain’t eating less and moving more!
Over the years, I’ve seen some of the most powerful and faith-filled people struggle with their health and their weight. How is it possible to exercise so much power and authority, and yet feel so powerless in the area of health and fitness? How is it that we have been given the power and authority to cast out demons, yet we can’t stop ourselves from eating a piece of chocolate? Why do we struggle with so many issues around our weight, such as, emotional eating, physical inactivity, self-control, guilt, and feelings of low self-esteem?
And over the years, even I—a rational, disciplined, faith-filled, personal trainer—struggled with my weight; with emotional eating; with self-doubt; and with low self-esteem.
I tried to change just about everything about myself for much of my life, so I know what it’s like to feel stuck. I now understand that every insecurity, challenge, and negative emotion that I experienced was equipping me to help other people who faced the same struggles—especially women.
I pray that I can help you to reach your health and wellness goals.
Let’s do this together!