I am proud to have lost almost 27 lbs and 16 inches this last year – but I’m much prouder of what I’ve GAINED on this year long journey with Shauna.
I used my busy life as a newly single mom as an excuse to allow more convenient (and less healthy) choices for myself. In working with Shauna, I’ve gained a wealth of knowledge of nutrition, portion sizes, reignited my love of cooking, and I have gotten so much better at listening to my body and intuitive eating. I feel a so accomplished when I’m able to crush my meal-prepping and have provided BOTH my son and I nutritious and delicious meals and snacks. I have less food waste and my life runs so much smoother with these changes. Her app also has some great recipes when you feel stuck.
I have always struggled with confidence and body image. I realized a year ago that I had stopped looking in the mirror and taking pictures of myself as I didn’t recognize who was looking back at me. Recently, I went to Thermea and wore a bikini in public for the first time in over 25 years and felt awesome. I’m wearing clothes that haven’t fit me in over a decade, and buying new ones I wouldn’t have had the confidence to wear before.
I’m tall, and naturally carry a lot of muscle, but I never appreciated my strength or stature. I felt unfeminine and awkward in my body – Shauna helped me see that strong is beautiful and showed me my body could lift heavier and move in ways I didn’t think were possible.
Shauna encouraged me to look at my health in a holistic manner – not just food and activity, but also stress, sleep, hormones, etc. I gained self-assurance to trust my own gut, and with her guidance to the right Naturopath, I finally understood my body and what I needed to do to keep it healthy.
This year was the kick-start I needed for this next chapter of my life, and I know I have the tools to continue to succeed and reach my goals.
I will miss our weekly sessions tremendously. She is one the kindest, most encouraging, most inspirational women I have met and I’m truly on my way to being the best version of myself thanks to her.