In 2011 I had bloodwork done and knew from those results, I had to make some major lifestyle changes. As a Weight Watchers repeat offender, I tried ShiftSetGo, not knowing what to expect. I lost 75 pounds in just four and a half months and have never returned to that weight again.
I grew up in Eastern Washington. My husband and I moved to the Bellingham area in 2016 to be closer to our grown children and grandson. With my weight loss, I discovered a new love for hiking, and moving to Whatcom County has opened a whole new world of awesome trails and views. I am very excited to help you reach your goals on this journey to health and wellness!
Looking back, my journey to becoming a ShiftSetGo Health Coach was a work in progress for quite some time. Starting out as a CMA for a Gastroenterologist/Internal Medicine Doctor, I got to see the diagnosis and outcomes of what poor care of our digestive systems really does to our bodies. The most important piece I learned during this time was how we can control our health with the proper care and kindness to our digestive system.
I eventually transitioned to Leading and Screening Biometric Events all over the PNW and surrounding states. This new adventure taught me all about the “numbers”. Blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar (glucose/A1C), and body composition are real problems for so many.
Doing what I did for work was awesome and I loved my job, BUT I wanted to do more. I wanted to be able to come alongside people and help them reverse those numbers and to come off their medicines, have a full life, and feel better than they do when they walk in the door.
My story may be a little different than most as a coach. I am in my 50’s and grew up in a small rural area in Texas being very active in sports all of my life. I have never struggled with being overweight nor have I had to lose weight on a structured program, but not because I have great family genes. I simply learned at a young age when becoming a physical therapist in my 20’s and studying nutrition in college, the importance of taking care of the body with proper nutrition and exercise.
Those are key to living a quality life and a life of longevity. With 25+ years of practicing physical therapy and teaching others about proper nutrition, that is when my true passion came for helping others want to become the healthiest version of themselves to live the best life possible. I spent so much time working in hospitals and nursing homes to experience first-hand what obesity can do to a person’s mental and physical health and the day to day struggles it can bring to a person. Life does not have to be that way, and anyone can be healthy when they put their mind to it and do the work required. Let myself as your coach, and ShiftSetGo help you with the journey of becoming the healthiest and hopefully happiest version of yourself by reaching your goals.
I am not going to tell you it’s always going to be easy journey. If it were easy, nobody would be overweight and unhealthy. What I will tell you is I will be your biggest supporter as your coach, and it will be one of the best decisions you will ever make in your life.