Posts Tagged ‘thyroid’

  1. Don’t Give Up!

    July 16, 2016 by Heather

    fitwithfibro.com

    I received a message this morning from a client that was so excited she lost 15 pounds, even after being on vacation! This was huge for this particular client because she has been having difficulty losing weight due to the inflammation in her body.  I know her internal struggle.  I’ve been there for the tears.  This made my morning. When we are very inflamed, weight loss, will be the last thing to go as a result of addressing the inflammation.  I know sometimes this is hard to hear. 

    It occurred to me after receiving that message that often, as practitioners, our clients journeys closely mirror our own.  There are no accidents.  This message today started me thinking about my own journey and how it mirrors hers since moving to New Mexico.  If you read my last blog post you know the story of my stressed out existence prior to my big move here.  Soon after I moved, I started putting on weight and couldn’t figure out why.  Sometimes, as a health coach, it is hard to be objective with yourself.  It is not as easy to unravel your own puzzle than it is to unravel a clients.  Let’s look at the onion and peel its layers back.  I was in an abusive relationship, lived in another stressful situation when I left that abusive relationship, moved twice (one across the country), went of birth control pills, increased my thyroid meds and stopped my antibiotics for the Lyme.  My poor adrenals!  My confused body did not know what end was up. I know what I would say to client.  Not so easy to have that talk with yourself.  I’m patient with my clients.  I meet them where they are at.  So very hard to do when it is you.

    I can see how my clients can get frustrated.  I’ve been in this situation before myself.  Why work out and eat right when I continue to put on weight, or at least am not able to lose it?  This is the mentality that lurks in the back of my head.  And I’m sure it lurks in the back of my clients heads.  And for those of you that know my story, weight gain for a person with a history of eating disorders is equally devastating. 

    But I continued on, doing my daily workouts and eating clean, confident that I would unravel the mystery.  Thank goodness for my boyfriend that didn’t throw me out of the house!  😉  Sometimes, as practitioners, we need to step outside of our own demons to see the bigger picture.  Sometimes our clients that are going through similar things help us to do that.  At this point, I’m pretty confident I’m on the right track and have answers with the help of some recent labs.  This morning I went for a run and was faster and less tired than I was last week, validation that what I’m doing is working, maybe just not as fast as I’d like.  Hey I’m human! 

    I know sometimes it would be easier to throw in the towel, to sit on the couch with a bag of pretzels.  Trust me, it was tempting.  But if I hadn’t continued to move, if I hadn’t continued to eat clean then I would be worse off than I am.  It is so easy to keep going when you are seeing forward progress.  It can be so frustrating when you are working hard and not seeing the results you’d like.  But once your body catches up and once you address the issues that are causing your body to hang onto the weight and inches, you WILL see the results and all the efforts of clean eating and exercise will have paid off. 

    If you’d like help getting to the root causes of why you are stuck, I’d love to help.  I know my journey has been helpful to many of my clients but their journey’s have equally blessed me in helping my own self to heal. 

    I’d love to hear your story.  Feel free to send me a message or share in the comments below!

     

    Peace & Love!

    Heather


  2. Living the Dream!

    April 22, 2015 by Heather

      Living The Dream! (1)

    As some of you may know I’m a health and fitness coach. A few weeks ago I was listening to our national call while walking the dog. It was a call that really resonated with me because the person on the call was talking about how they were not the same person as they were when they started this journey. I started to cry as I was walking my dog and I’m pretty sure if anyone was watching me they thought I was wacky! Why was I crying? Because this person was speaking my truth! I am SO different today than I was in 2008 when I started this journey!

    You may have seen my most recent pics of Cancun. I just returned from there on a FREE trip! I am still in awe that this opportunity that I signed up for back in 2008, to get a discount, has turned into such a blessing for me! The FREE trips are awesome for sure! I am glad to be back home. Travel can be SO hard for us Fibro peeps! I do like making money at what I love. There is nothing wrong with that. But what I love the most is helping people every day just like me get fit and healthy and feel better! For those of you that don’t know my full story, back in 2008 I was on workmen’s comp (not yet diagnosed with fibro) and determined to be disabled to do my current job. I had previously signed up as a Coach to get a discount. When I was in a place of, “what the heck am I going to do with my life now,” I decided to give the opportunity a go. And what a blessing it has been to me! I honestly don’t know where I’d be without it. I get to work from home which is awesome because with some of my health challenges I’m not sure I would have been able to drag myself to a 9-5 job. My bunny was recently ill, requiring eye meds four times a day! If I was working a 9-5 job, how would that have worked!? I get to meet awesome people every day that I wouldn’t have otherwise met. And as previously mentioned, I get to help others just like myself every day!

    What’s the point of this post you ask? I’d love for YOU to join me if any of this resonates with you! Whether the FREE trips interest you, the extra money, the opportunity to help yourself while helping others, or all of it, if any of this speaks to you send me an email or message from this site. There is never any obligation but I’d love to share with you the information so that you can make an informed decision! If building a business doesn’t interest you, but getting fit and healthy does, I’d still love to chat with you about your goals and needs!
    Looking forward to connecting!!

    Peace & Blessings!
    Heather