My Transformation Journey
I have spent most of my life being active and health conscious. I ran track, played sports and worked within the fitness industry for many years on and off. There was no doubt that health and fitness were a part of my life. However, as a mother of three teenagers, wife, entrepreneur and caretaker for my mother, I had realized that I became less active and devoted less attention to my health. In fact, my health became high risk after gaining 40 pounds during a stressful time in my life. I began experiencing several health complications which ultimately lead me to a diagnosis of Breast Cancer. During my intense treatments, I put on and an additional 40 pounds (totaling 80 lbs), and by the time I was done I no longer recognized myself. I knew exactly what I needed to do to physically regain my strength and health back and did my very best to research and develop various holistic remedies to cure myself. However, the more intense my treatments were the more depressed I became and the less motivation I had. At this point I desperately needed some help transforming my life and creating new health and fitness goals.
I met my Holistic Health Coach on one of my walking paths shorty after my last radiation treatment and the timing could not have been more perfect. I knew that it wasn't going to be easy as I had to battle through many obstacles. He took his time, observed and studied my case very carefully. He pushed me and stood firm on not allowing me to make excuses. He prescribed me an effective program that included exercise, detoxing, and a long-term daily diet plan that would also include anti-cancer/disease fighting nutrition.
One year later I was down in 80 pounds. I am more than just a cancer survivor. I am health warrior and advocate with a balanced life and I am on new mission to help others do the same.
Presently I am a re-certified Fitness and Nutrition Coach completely inspired by my HighHealthLLC.com Transformation, and the development of my Survivor Strong Training Program. I am educated, certified, and experienced as a fitness and nutrition coach. My practice and specializations are based on complete Health Transformation. My goal as a professional and as an athlete is to advocate Wellness by effectively developing a long-term program for individuals who struggle to achieve optimal fitness and health and to encourage a vision of longevity.
Hiking de Santis Mountain
in the Appenzell Alps
July 28, 2017