It was 6:30am and I dragged my body out of bed. My joints creaked, I was cranky from not enough sleep, and I was feeling more than a little sorry about last night’s takeaway still burning a hole in my stomach. I thought to myself “geez, what am I going to be like when I’m 80?”. That used to be me. I tried a bunch of diets, none of which worked. I’d join a gym for a month or two, then quit because I wasn’t making progress fast enough. Then I’d sit at home and snarf pretzels and chocolate brownies.
It’s been a long journey but today I’m in a whole different place: Well, mostly…I’m still a little cranky in the mornings because I’m an owl, not a lark. But hey, we all have our burdens to bear! I will never be a size 2 again (that was just crazy), but I’m energetic, lighter, more focused, and enjoying life a lot more. More importantly I’m going to be in perfect shape to achieve my (very) long-term goal – to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro on my 80th birthday.
What it all boils down to is resilience. The ability to get back up after failures and the shit that life throws at you. To be able to sit with discomfort – pain, embarrassment, loneliness, anger – and not feel the need to take refuge in food, electronica, or any one of the many other ways we find to derail ourselves. To know that taking care of your physical, mental and spiritual health (whatever that means for you) is the greatest gift you can give yourself. But most of all, to know in your heart of hearts that a bad day does not a bad life make.
Some people are born with more resilience than others, but it's definitely something that you can build starting any time in your life. These are the things that will help you develop the ability to bounce back:
If you want to give yourself the very best chance of living your wellest (I know that’s not a real word but I can’t find a better one) life now and you want to prepare yourself to sail into your later years, whether that’s being in good enough shape to travel to exotic beaches, play football with your grandchildren, walk the dogs for 5 miles, or just get yourself around the supermarket, you’ve come to the right place.
I’m a nutritionist, meditation teacher, organic micro-farmer and health coach for people who want to enjoy better health and sail into their later years as healthy as they can be. Now is the time to start building the habits that will help you get there – whether you’re 30 or 70.
I take a common sense approach to nutrition and health and I’ll work with you to achieve sustainable results. You'll have fund while we work with your priorities and find a sensible, no-nonsense way of helping you achieve your goals.
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