After launching the Clean + Bright + Sexy training series, I’ve been receiving many emails filled with personal stories. I love reading them and find it humbling that people share their stories and desires with me.
So today I wanted to share my personal story with you.
When I first started working as a personal trainer I thought I was doing everything right. I would workout a lot and was über-strict with my diet. I was eating all the “right” foods, doing the newest and coolest workouts and taking supplements I would see published in magazines. Did it work for a while? Yes.
But eventually it stopped working. I started getting sick. I felt tired, crappy and bloated all the time. That’s when I discovered I was eating a lot of “healthy” foods that my body just didn’t like. When I stopped eating foods I was intolerant to, I started to feel great again. That made me decide to become a holistic nutritionist so I could help more people feel healthy and strong too.
Fast forward a few years, I was still eating foods that were healthy and made my body feel good, but something still wasn’t right. I didn’t have a healthy relationship with food. I would obsess over portion sizes and food labels, and categorized foods as either good or bad. And if I ate a “bad food”, I would stress over how much I needed to workout to burn it off.
I was never over weight. But many years living as a dancer and actor and working in the fitness industry, made me very conscious of my body. Crazy conscious! Conscious of how I looked, of the food I put in my mouth, and what dress size I would have to put on my resume. And for years I felt like I was in a constant love / hate relationship with my body. Some days I felt healthy and sexy. And others, totally uncomfortable in my own skin.
It wasn’t until a few years ago it started to click for me. It didn’t really matter what I was eating, or what I was doing to working out. I needed to work on loving my body.
So I stopped subscribing to a set a strict rules. I made having fun and sex a priority. And most importantly, I shifted my mindset from eating healthy and exercising to “correct something that was wrong with my body” to doing it because I love my body and this is the best gift I can give myself.
More passion and fun in my life. Staying healthy, fit and toned became way easier. And I started to feel confident in my own skin (with or without clothes on!)
I’ve helped many people get happier + healthier and love their bodies and I can help you do that, too!
I am really passionate about this program because I know it works.
If you’re still on the fence about joining us for Clean + Bright + Sexy, I want to give you a chance to talk with me directly so you can decide whether this program is right for you.
Click here to book your free 15 min session with me now.
Kayla Clarke says16 July, 2013 at 15:43
My name is Kayla Clarke, and I was just hoping to pick your brain for a little insight to your career.
I have just graduated with a Psych degree from SFU, and have recently been asking myself what I want to do with my life. I was originally thinking of going into medicine or naturopathy, but I realized I wanted to interact with people on a more personal level. I know my strengths are listening, empathy and helping people grow… Recently this has been reinforced as in the past few months I’ve found myself in deep, personal conversations with random strangers telling me things they said they’ve never told anyone! I volunteer at the crisis line as well as a leadership camp for youth, and really love them. I am also a big proponent of nutrition and fitness, and was thinking of doing the holistic nutritionist program. I would really love to do something that can combine these things, so I did a quick search for life coach with a focus on nutrition and health and your name popped up. Anyways, I was just wondering if you could tell me a little bit about what you do, and if there is a market for it. I would love to do something like this as a career but I’m just not sure it’s plausible. Any help would be great!