I grew up on a dairy farm in Alberta, Canada and in my early teens became invested in my health and wellness.
Negative self thoughts lead me to believe I was over weight at a very early age. Headed into my teens I struggled with my weight and working out became a priority early in my life.
I truly believed I was FAT when realistically I was just slightly overweight! I tried about every diet out there including low carb. After completely screwing up my hormones on the Atkins diet I decided to throw in the “diet” towel and started exercising more to keep the weight off.
My transition to a lot of days traveling in my early 30’s as an editor for our family dairy cow publication, Cowsmopolitan provided it’s challenges with too much fast food and unhealthy food choices and the gaining of weight. The introduction of more bread and pastas into my diet during this time lead me to quickly learn I had some serious food allergies especially to wheat.
Through the advice of naturopathic doctors, food sensitivity tests and the help of my Nutrition coach, I was able to identify some of the best ways to eat clean and healthy and manage my macro-nutrients, lose weight while putting my allergies at bay. For a year I ran a meal preparation business that taught me a lot about what recipes were a good balance when it came to macronutrients.
Over the last 15 years I have learned to adapt to these challenges and love being able to share my knowledge with other people. My time as a Crossfit Level I Trainer and past competitor allows me to provide challenging workouts to my clients. Currently I work for the Canadian Angus Association as the Member Services team lead while coaching nutrition on the side.
Now wrapping up my Level 1 Nutrition Certification and Gut Health course through the Nutritional Coaching Institute I bring you support through my page Time for Health – Fat Loss Simplified on health, wellness and fitness tips and nutrition coaching. My goal is to educate you so you can lose weight and keep it off for good without complicated or fad diets or insane workouts.
To learn more about nutrition, my 21 Day Free Fat Loss Challenges or my one-on-one coaching or just would like some added support for your journey please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The first part of my story may sound like I am bragging, in the way that I never had to worry about my weight. I was always very active and had a good metabolism, until …..!
This all changed in my mid 30’s when I injured myself at work. I was unable to continue to exercise and live an active lifestyle for a few years, due to a couple of compressed discs in my lower back. It was during this time that I came to understand the “struggle” and it didn’t happen overnight but I began to pack on the pounds. Tying my shoes became an event and playing with my daughter a task! After seeing a photo of my daughter and I, I realized how far down the rabbit hole I was going! Now at 230 lbs and 27% bodyfat I knew it was time to do something!
We all have to start somewhere and that was the beginning for me! I started physical therapy and learned how to deal with my injuries while getting control of my diet all while juggling the responsibilities of being a single father and working in construction. Through a lot of hard work and watching my diet I was able to get my life back.
Fast forward to when Lexi became a big part of mine and my daughter’s life. Together our interests in health and nutrition has grown and developed. As part of Lexi’s Nutrition Coaching Certification I became one of her test subjects. Through this process I was able to pull off those last stubborn pounds and decrease 4% in body fat while maintaining muscle mass!