At the time, I had been listening to your podcasts for probably about 4-6weeks, and during that time I was amazed at how much I could relate to the very experiences that you were sharing within your podcasts. So many of the stories that you shared hit home for me, as I felt like I had been in those very same shoes, and so I decided to request the 30 minute consultation to learn a little more about your program. Another reason I reached out, was because I was struggling with weight gain.
Right from the start, there was something about our first initial 30 minute conversation that resonated with me. I have to admit there was a part of me that was a little hesitant to commit because I have tried so many other meal plans, fitness programs, and “30 day challenges”, none of which seemed to help me. Following our first initial 30 minute conversation, I think I even told you that I needed a little more time to think about it, as I couldn’t understand how “this program” could be any different from any other one that I had tried before. You had agreed to follow up in about a months’ time, and I am so grateful that you did. I remember during our follow up conversation feeling so overwhelmed with emotion because deep down I knew I needed a change. I just had no idea what that change was.
The support has been amazing in so many different ways.
I had no idea how horrible of a relationship I had with food, but I also had no idea how horrible of a relationship I had with myself.
About 4 years ago I entered a fitness competition. I was in the best shape of my life… Or so I thought. I looked amazing, however inside I had developed extreme criticism of myself as well as a show mentality that affected me, my hormones, and my food choices each and every single day thereafter. As anyone who has competed before knows, that image does not last long as your body is put to extreme tests and cannot usually stay in that condition for long. Eventually you start to put weight back on. PostComp, the weight started to pile on, and my frustrations grew. I became a binge eater. I was in this vicious diet/binge eating cycle consisting of supplement consumption, and food restrictions. Not only that, but I had created this hateful, hurtful, disrespectful relationship with myself. The worst part, was that I had no idea that I was living my life in this neglectful, hurtful, show mentality way. I was not living my life to the fullest, I was merely existing. I truly had lost myself, and was a very unhappy person. Not only that, but I found myself constantly comparing myself to other people.
Fast forward to now, with your guidance I have developed this amazing relationship with myself that allows me to enjoy food without restriction. My digestion is amazing. Bloating is now minimal. I understand and know what foods my body loves, and what foods it does not prefer. I now enjoy a lot of the foods that I was restricted to eating while on a competition diet, and had completely cut out from my diet.
Working with you has been amazing! I feel like this burden has been lifted off my shoulders, because I am no longer thinking all day long about what I should and shouldn’t be eating.
Your support has been truly amazing. I had no idea how much my “show” mentality was affecting me every single day. Not only was it affecting my physical appearance, but it was wreaking havoc on both my emotional and digestive system as well. And to make matters worse, I became so critical, judgmental, hateful towards myself. I was stuck in this rut of feeling unworthy, and had become so disconnected with myself and the “little girl” inside that I was not living my life. I was merely existing.
The support has impacted me in so many different aspects of my life, not only with my relationship with food, but with my relationship with friends, family, and fiancé. There is this huge feeling of freedom that has been created because I have broken down the barriers that I had set for myself. It is so empowering to finally honor myself, and stand in my truth.
I have made so many changes. The biggest of all would be making time for myself. Through your coaching I have experienced how incredibly important self-care is and how much it benefits and influences every aspect of our day to day lives.
Not only am I eating better, but I am so much happier. I feel more compelled to reach for a healthy snack out of impulse, rather than out of restriction. I have cut out certain foods that I know seem to agitate my body. At first it seemed uncomfortable because it meant I needed to find replacements for those items. One item that I have cut out from my diet is dairy. Ice Cream used to be my weakness, and now I no longer crave it.
One of the biggest take homes I have received through your support is the appreciation of myself, my body, and everything that I am capable of.
Amber, You are such an inspiration to women of all ages.
I would encourage anyone feeling “stuck” in any aspect of their life, to reach out to Amber and have that initial conversation, because I truly believe you will benefit in more ways than you ever could think possible. And to those fellow entrepreneurs, who work endless hours, this program is so worth the time! Self-Care is so important! And after all, the best investment you can make is in yourself. –Melissa