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About  Me

'For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.'    (Eph 2:10)

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My Mission

My mission is to encourage and empower women to take a stand for their own health.   I want women to feel powerful to be able to speak the truth they are feeling in their body their health, and their energy.

 

I want to support you, in trusting these truths, by holding up a vision for you of how optimal health feels like for you.  

I want every women to step out of playing small, by confidently moving forward, inspired to find her Fabulous.

 

Love,

Lori Ann  

 

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Yes.  I am a Holistic Health Coach today.  

 

That, however, wasn’t always the case...

... that was then...

I was no where near being in my Fabulous.   

 

My health was spiraling downward and my need for sugar spiraling upward.  Itt wasn’t just sugar, it was all those yummy comfort carbs, white rice, rice noodles, crackers.  I had a love-hate relationship with these ‘friends’ of mine. I just loved how they tasted and how they made me feel.  The problem was I just hated that I couldn’t say no to them.  The other problem was that I knew they were the reason for how uncomfortable I was in my body. I was controlled by how I thought my body looked, obsessing over food and ‘bodies’ at every turn.  I can remember not enjoying the moments I was in because I was fretting about how I looked.  EVERY.MOMENT.

 

For most of my teenage and adult life I struggled to have a healthy relationship with my body and with food. Women, close to me, were dieting ALL.THE.TIME. It was like a language I learned to speak - one that involved discussing flawed body parts, calories in, calories out, how much was too much?  Had she ‘cheated’?  How many minutes on the treadmill for this meal?  For this treat?

 

While I started  going to the gym and saw improvement, I still saw my body as elements of me that were always imperfect.  ALWAYS.  I never felt like the weight I was trying to lose ever really went away.  It was a vicious cycle of guilt, frustration, denial, negative self-talk.  


Instead of a beaming smile, radiant complexion, and creative spark that I used to feel, I was lackluster  Instead of having the energy for my children and for my husband, I looked exhausted and I was utterly exhausted.  I felt tired, moody and frankly I felt like crap most of the time.  How did this happen?  How did I get here? 

 

This was definitely NOT my best life ever.

 

On top of all that, I spent many years not having the energy to … well..  just not having the energy - any energy.  It was a constant game of feeling like I just needed that one really good night’s sleep.  

 

It never came.  Like NEVER.  Like years and years of NEVER.

 

I knew something had to change.  My husband (that dear man) knew it too.

 

He swooped in and took charge - cuz I just couldn’t and he’s awesome like that.  He helped me find the practitioners who were right for me to work with and I began to feel better.  The focus here was on the biggest issues - so supplements to improve sleep, brain fog, and sleep.

 

I did see the light at the end of the tunnel.  The thing is, eventually that light just stopped moving toward me and just stayed at the end of the tunnel.  So I was better.  Not great.

 

I made a commitment to start working on loving myself and doing more for myself, to get closer to that BEST self I so desired.  

 

I discovered methods and strategies, that at first I was skeptical about, I mean could they really work that well for me.  Remember that commitment I made to myself?  Well I meant it and so the only thing I could do was to follow through in a way I never had before.

 

My focus began to shift from losing weight, the  numbers on the scale and the numbers on my clothing to honouring me - and so my body.  I studied the real science behind cleansing and detoxing so as to shift my body into thriving mode. I began learning and implementing holistic health practices  I started making small changes around food choices, self-talk, mindset and movement.  These seemingly small actions, made me feel good, and day after day, week after week they started adding up. 

 

You know... small hinges swing big doors.

 

I felt more energized, the kind of energy I needed to be able to get out of bed in the morning.  I had way more clarity in my thinking, more than I had in years and I felt like I was getting my sexy back.  Most importantly, I began to love my body.  Yeah, I hadn’t done that in a very long time.  That voice that was nattering negative self-talk in my head all those years was left with with little to say.  I began to fill my mind with thoughts of how much better I was feeling.  No more missing out on all the fun times with family and friends.  

 

... this is now...

I am now the healthiest I have even been and I am more confident in my body than ever before.  I AM the version of my BEST health (so far).  I am perfectly imperfect.

 

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are your works;

my soul knows it very well.  (Ps 139:14)

 

 

 

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