My journey towards becoming a health coach began about ten years ago when I took up running. Before that I was not sporty at all. I was a bit of a couch-potato actually! Like many people, I had struggled with my weight all my life and was a fully paid up member of the yo-yo diet club. I had every size of clothes in my wardrobe because my weight went up and down so often.
All through my twenties and thirties I hated my body and felt as though I was fighting a constant battle with it. I knew there had to be a better way – I just didn’t know what it was. It wasn’t until I was in my mid forties that I began to find out.
I was invited to go jogging with a new friend and I shocked myself by actually enjoying it. I started to run regularly and began to benefit from the fresh air and exercise. As you would expect, I lost weight, but I also quickly realised that I still couldn’t just eat anything and everything, and in fact, I realised that the better I ate, the better I ran. That’s when I became interested in nutrition. I read everything I could get my hands on and finally became so engrossed in the subject that I decided to change my career and help other people with their health and fitness. I trained as a Level 3 Personal Trainer and Nutrition Advisor and subsequently qualified as a Health Coach.