The packet of biscuits stood no chance against the might of my need for a change of state. I was tired, miserable and felt utterly compelled, once I'd started, to finish the entire packed.
It had been a long day. Food was an instant hit of happiness for me, but it was always short lived. The hollow feeling of exhaustion and loneliness quickly kicked back in. Food was my comforting friend, but also my worst enemy. I knew that things weren't right, but I didn't know how to change. I didn't know where to begin.
Everything changed when I fell in love.
I had had enough of feeling sad, unworthy and miserable. I knew, KNEW that this was not how my life was meant to be. I decided that, step by step I would change.
I began by reading a book called the Six Pillars Of Self Esteem. I knew getting my mindset right was key to achieving lasting change. I started teaching my Pilates group again, which I had stopped when my first baby had come along. I began teaching my class all the things I was learning. I started reading, immersing myself in a new world of self-respect and self-love.
My new daily habits created even more curiosity and desire for leaning. I read avidly, books on Nutrition, Wellbeing, Digestion, Gut Health, Nutrition for Mental Wellbeing...I attended as many seminars and lectures as I could. The knowledge and love for nutrition I gained all those years ago would lead me to enrolling in a Masters in Nutrition and Public Health.
The path I was walking gave me strength, happiness and excitement. I was truly excited that I felt I knew how I could influence my mood, feelings and wellbeing in a positive way, without using food to manipulate my mindset, instead using food to nourish my body, resulting in peace of mind and a deeper sense of self-respect and self-worth.
I fell in love, I fell in love with taking care of myself. Now my passion and purpose is to help others do the same.
The journey continues
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