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Why, Hello There!

My name is Katie.

I am a a disciple of Jesus, a teacher, a coach, a life-long-learner, a guide, a chef, a philanthropist, a writer, an artist, a wife, a disciple,singer, a dancer, a fighter – for what a friend likes to say: awakening the potential in others.  I am happy with the life I’ve been given, and blessed with the people who are in it.   I have learned to see the up-side in the down, and the good in the bad.  But it has been a process in learning to see life this way.

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I used to be pretty unhealthy. I was 50+ pounds over weight. I never really thought of myself as sick, or obese. But I was never happy with who I was, or how I felt. Trapped. I wanted so much to be healthy, and skinnier. But all that I tried ended in failure. And because I felt like I failed, I ate my emotions away with a big box of Cheesitz, and a bag of Cheetos. I love cheese. (And still do!) The quote from Austin Power’s movie comes to mind – “I eat because I’m unhappy. And I am unhappy because I eat. It’s a vicious cycle.”

A few years ago, my husband and I were blessed with friends who were willing to share with us that health was possible. Timidly, we decided that we needed to make some changes in our lives to have life we really wanted. A life of freedom.

To be honest, the changes were hard, and then really they weren’t.  The physical changes were easy, but the mental changes were bigger hurdles to jump through.

Now I have the great honor of sharing this transformation with so many others. As a Certified Health Coach, I get to walk side-by-side people who are ready to have this change in their own lives. I get to see lives changed, goals achieved, bad habits broken and healthy habits created, self esteem is renewed and health is revealed. It is absolutely the one of the best jobs I could have.

My problem used to be that I liked food – too much. I still do. In fact, I love food. I love cooking. I enjoy sharing food and recipes with people. Food can be a link that bonds people together, create an experience, and capture memories.

20121230-130211.jpgBut I turned to food as a way to cope.  It turns out that this type of coping mechanism doesn’t allow my spirit to do the things it was called to do.

Balancing a love for food, with a desire to be healthy doesn’t have to be hard anymore. I want to use this blog to share some of my tricks, tips and recipes that can make things a little easier. And ultimately I want everyone to be healthy – so in order to do this, I have to share what I know. So that’s what I’m going to do!

Here goes nothin’

Enjoy!

If you or someone you know is looking to achieve health in their life, please email me to set up a free consultation.

mybetterbalance@gmail.com

http://www.betterbalance.tsfl.com/explore

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