When I fist met Linda I was a hot mess, losing weight has always been a struggle for me, especially since injuring myself at work. I was gaining more weight from inactivity, and my energy level was even worse than before. I felt sluggish and fatigued and that bothered me more than anything. I always felt like I needed a nap.
I knew I had to do something for real now more than ever. I didn’t need another diet- I needed a lifestyle change. And finally coming to terms with that within myself and working with Linda has been a game changer for me.
After meeting with Linda the first time, she suggested a new way of eating as a first step to my journey. This was a big change for me since I ate a lot of processed food and take-out, hence the no energy and sluggishness. It meant no sugar, eating healthy fats, and small amounts of protein. Any carbohydrates had to come from green vegetables not the bagel I would eat before work everyday. I looked at her and said “are you crazy girl!” but I immediately started losing weight and continue to do so. By the second week my energy level soared and kept getting better and better. I am down 31lbs and have more to go, but I am doing it the right way and eating healthy and enjoying it. It is a lot easier than I thought it was going to be.
Linda’s style of coaching works for me because I know she is a text or phone call away in between our sessions. She is supportive, non-judgmental and always encouraging. If something isn’t working for me she finds another way to keep me on my journey. With her weekly check-ins I know I have the support to be successful – and I am!
I feel better than I have in a very long time – no more fatigue, sluggishness or naps. It feels good to eat healthy and have the energy to do things I want to do. For me it’s not a diet but a lifestyle change for the rest of my life, which hopefully will be longer now! Thank you Coach, I couldn’t have done this without you!