the woman i've become

When i started this post I really did not intend it to be this long. I did not think that I had all that much to tell.  I have realized that getting this story out has been the way that I can show people the way to achieving a happiness through health. Having experienced the highs and lows of womanhood, I can help women around me that are hurting and lost.  I was once there too, and I want to grab your hand and help you up.

So, my husband delivered the news that we were moving overseas, to a land far, far away. Germany! After the initial shock had wore off, I quickly texted Heidi and informed her that she would need to have her passport ready.  There was noooooo way that I could survive without her telling me exactly what I needed to do to stay happy and healthy. 

I quickly realized that I was being put in a position, in a foreign country, to figure it out for myself. Honestly, I was terrified that I would backslide and do it all over again. I had worked so hard, and come so far, to just turn back around and fall would be a tragedy! I had no idea what was ahead of me, but I was going to do my best to exactly duplicate everything my coach had taught me, and if that didn't work, I would drown myself in delicious beer. 

Starting again in Germany was the best thing that could have every happened to me and my family. I ended up staying on track, keeping the weight off, and exploring (on my own-eeeeek!) how to be healthy and happy. We got to travel, experience different cultures, languages, cuisines, and also new freedoms.  We would take the kids on nature walks, hikes, explore parks and festivals and make lasting friendships. 

I started really enjoying cooking, baking, and tasting all kinds of foods. I made my own recipes with ingredients I had never heard of before. I was truly happy. I stayed in shape, I went running for fun, went out with friends, slept wonderfully- and I had a wonderful family to share all my new happiest with.  Then...... another bun showed up in my oven!  What the heck was I going to do????????????

After a slight panic attack, I realized, "I got this one." I loved my third pregnancy the most of all three. I was in control of my body. I didn't gain excessive weight, I ate smartly and really took care of myself. I exercised, got fresh air, met with friends, and still got to travel. I cherish those 3 years we got in Germany for myriad reasons, but the top one, would definitely be because I figured out I could fulfill my own happiest living my healthiest self.

After moving back to the states, I quickly realized.... I NEED TO SHARE THIS WITH EVERY SINGLE PERSON I KNOW! I was so intrigued by nutrition and the effects it had on the body. How sleep and hydration could radically change your mood and impact your relationships.  How fitness doesn't have to be painful or a punishment for your body, but a wonderful gift that you can give to yourself.

I got certified in Nutrition and Wellness, Group Fitness, Personal Training and then enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I have become a Health Coach because it's what I've been training for my entire life!! I am thrilled to be able to show other women the path of wellness.  

I have been through the ups and downs of yo-yo dieting, the depression and self-image pressures after having babies, the anxiety of having to do everything all the time, without making time for myself.  Being a full time stay at home mom of 3, solo parenting (a lot of the time), part-time fitness instructor, part-time student, I have quite a few balls in the air at any given time.  Health coaching has renewed my sense of self.  I am in a great place to show others the way to true happiness through nutrition and wellness.

I want to help those women out there that have tried every weight-loss trend, and still have seen little or no sustainable results.  I am here to tell you that there is a better way! No magic pill or potion is going to make you happy. Your true healthiest self is the best way to get you where you want to be.  

You are the best investment you will ever make.

I have designed coaching packages that are specific and personal to YOU. I can show you the impactful ways that will give you the confidence and inspiration to keep your head up and embrace the goodness in life again.  Weight loss and positive energy will bring you a new, powerful and confident life.

If you are interested in talking to me about your struggles and how a healthier lifestyle will lead to weight loss, high energy, and fulfillment from within, please contact me at fitduelley@gmail.com or follow me on facebook "holistic health from the military spouse" go to the 'lets chat' tab at the top of this page to schedule your FREE discovery session with me. I am an online coach, so I can meet with you anytime from anywhere.