Although I had worked out for years, it was not until the summer of 2009 when I trained for a figure fitness competition that I realized the benefits of healthier eating and exercising daily. My body transformed and I became tone in less than 3 months. Then, in 2013, I realized the importance of eating whole foods and healthy snacks when after 8 years or more of chronic stress in my personal life, my immune system deteriorated. I was sick more than I was healthy, and I had to resign from my job. I hit rock bottom emotionally, physically, and spiritually. It was time to make a change – in every area of my life. I needed a change in my thoughts and attitude, as well as, in my lifestyle.
I consulted a doctor who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. He put me on a diet of whole foods, increasing my amount of salad, vegetables (raw and cooked), fruit, beans, and whole grains, while decreasing my red meat and dairy. As a direct result, my allergies and migraines disappeared, and slowly, my immune system was being repaired. Unfortunately, although I got healthier, it was not a diet I could sustain. I do not enjoy eating salad, especially not as two of my main meals. In addition, I love my steak and burgers and to cut down from eating close to one pound per day to one quarter of a pound per week, does not work for me. No one diet works for everyone. My body requires protein at every meal. I am still in the process of having fun experimenting with different foods to find what healthy foods I enjoy and which foods satisfy my hunger. Each day, I am getting closer to finding a lifestyle of healthier eating that works for me.
I want a lifestyle of eating nutrient dense foods that I enjoy and reap the benefits of. I want to look and feel my best. I want to enjoy life to the fullest! I want a career that I love and one that is not stressful. I want to use my gifts and talents to do what I am created for.
The combination of changing my thoughts and creating a positive mindset with goals and action steps to achieve my goals, along with healthier eating, and exercising daily, has been life changing for me. I am now creating the life I desire. It is for this reason, that I developed and am so passionate about my “HEED” PLUS program. I know it changes lives – mine being the first! I want to share my success with You and have Your life changed too. I want You to be empowered! You will be forever changed!