For the past 6 years I dreamed of becoming a full-time nutritionist, I now live this dream. The path to this however hasn’t been an easy one.
After years of feeling unconfident within myself and spending countless hours in the gym with no real results achieved, I decided to take the plunge and get myself a nutrition coach. This is when the spark was ignited in me that wanted me to turn this interest into a full-time career. Results started to happen and my understanding around the power that nutrition can have on us as individuals began to take hold.
Wanting to better my understanding even further, and to also obtain the qualification that was needed to become a nutritionist, I enrolled into the BTN Academy in 2016.
All this whilst balancing a demanding full-time corporate career was a challenge, but a worthwhile one for sure.
Fast forward to August 2018 and having worked with clients successfully for a year on a part time basis, I bit the bullet and left my corporate career to focus my energy on developing the business and nurturing our clients more.
My style of coaching is one that empowers clients to make their own decisions through delivering the knowledge that’s required, whilst also having high levels of empathy.
My story starts the day after my 34th birthday. I looked in horror at the pictures and literately couldn’t believe what I saw. How had I become ‘that person’?I’d hardly even noticed the weight going on but my bloated face next to my friends was the wakeup call I needed. I immediately decided I needed to do something. I didn’t know whatthat something was BUT something had to change. The next day I decided – as you do – that I was going to start running to lose weight and off I went. It was slow, painful and for me mostly unenjoyable. I had some minor success with it but not much as I’d barely changed my diet. I just didn’t understand how important that change was. I stuck with it though for quite a long time in the vain hope something might magically change (it never did).
Fast forward a few years and I was put on to Joe Wicks, and after debating for around 6 or 7 months I decided to take the plunge and signed up for his 90 day SSS. Initially it was pretty good, it taught me a little bit about being more organised around food and had me doing his HIIT style cardio at the gym BUT the prep was immense. It was taking me at least 3 hours every Sunday morning to prep for the week and by the time it was coming to the end of the 90 days I literally could not wait for it to finish. I had mild success with it but ultimately, I felt very disappointed at the end.
I’d put so much effort in to it I really hoped I’d look like one of those amazing transformations but it wasn’t to be. Gutted.
So, what next?
I carried on with the BodyCoach type training in the gym and the food prep, but was still treading water. Then a friend of mine recommended that I look up Ben Coomber on social media which I duly did and really found him to be engaging and I liked his enthusiasm for all things nutrition.After finding all his content immensely useful I dived in an enrolled onto the BTN Practical Academy, which proved to be an invaluable learning platform and gave me the industry credible certification so I can enrich the lives of others through nutrition whilst helping them
gain the physiques they’ve always wanted.