When it came to my health, I used to think that “good enough” was well, good enough. My health was not a huge priority. Why should it be? I rarely got sick, I wasn’t overweight and I felt pretty good most of the time. I ate what I thought was a sensible diet and exercised regularly.
Like most girls I knew, I wouldn’t have minded losing a few pounds, but instead I preferred to be the easy-going girl that wasn’t picky at restaurants and could enjoy cocktails without guilt. I told myself I’d rather feel satisfied after meals and carry around an extra handful of pounds than be hungry, miserable and slightly skinnier. It wasn’t worth it to me.
It wasn’t until I started experiencing debilitating digestive issues in my early-twenties that I realized it was time to start caring more about my health and seriously evaluate how I was treating my body.
I started focusing on eating real food made with whole and delicious ingredients.
I started feeling better. My puffy face vanished. My skin cleared up. I didn’t have to rely on caffeine for energy anymore. I slept better at night. It was awesome. I even lost weight – and more than just the handful I always wished would disappear without forced starvation.
I left my career in the corporate world. I became a certified health coach. I went back to school to earn a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition.
Today I am grateful to work with people that don’t want to settle for “good enough”.