It feels like we have met already.
Maybe because I already know you, I know how you feel, because not that long ago I was you.
I was exhausted. I was scrambling to keep my head above water, trying to be everything to everyone, trying to do everything ‘right’, searching for the approval of my parents, my friends, my boss, trying to please everyone but myself. Life threw some shit my way and whilst on the outside I looked ‘brave’, ‘in control’, ‘focused’, ‘strong’, on the inside I was drowning, I was lost, I was burning out. I had no idea what it meant to be Fiona anymore. Everything felt out of my control and no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t come up for air. I scrambled to look after my health, but I was anxious, stressed, exhausted and I felt powerless to help myself. My worries physically manifested themselves; I gained weight, I got injured, I even lost my period because of the stress. My body was literally screaming at me to stop.
So I did. I quit my corporate job and I focused on me. I read and listened and explored and realised that the only thing that was standing in my way was me; the only person who can affect my happiness, my health, my growth is me.
So I took charge.
I stopped trying to please everyone else and I got selfish. I started to say NO more, I started to do things on my terms. I started to live my life for me and not for anyone else. I started to respect myself. I listened to my body and my mind and I found my soul again.
If I can get back up so can you.
Health is often pigeon holed by what you eat and how much exercise you do, but it is so much more than that. Food and exercise didn’t caused my problems - stress, pressure, anxiety, worry, the fear of letting others down, the constant fear of what others think, that’s what caused my problems.
So I stripped everything back, I got real and I looked broader. What does healthy mean to me? What is important to me? Why am I stopping myself from being happy?
When I put myself first and started to invest in myself, everything changed. I deconstructed my own limiting beliefs, overcame my doubts and started to grow, and as I did I saw my own self worth and potential. I qualified as a Health Coach with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and as a Level 3 Personal Trainer because I want to stop anyone else feeling the way I did.
I am now happier, stronger, healthier, filled with energy, hope and optimism.
I feel limitless.
I still have days when I feel a little off, we all do, but I now have the tools to pick myself up, to listen to what my body needs, to find balance and to move forward.
I now put myself first.
I now know what it means to be Fiona again.
So just as I rose up, now it’s your turn.
Ready? Lets talk….