Living Health with Jenn
What is a health coach?
A health coach is a tool to help guide you in becoming your happiest and healthiest self. A health coach assists you in creating balance in your lifestyle, holds you accountable while motiving, gives you the tools to get you to the next level. A health coach is ideal for anyone who has the mindset of bettering themselves and willing to take action.
My story of why I became a health coach
I was raised on frozen TV dinners and character cutout, Mac and cheese. Growing up in the 90’s dunk-a-Roo’s and gusher’s were my everyday snacks. My knowledge and only intake of veggies was microwaveable broccoli covered with cheese sauce and five-minute mashed potatoes. I suffered from childhood obesity which then lead to problems with menstruation in early adulthood.
At the age of twenty and an irregular period (4 periods a year), I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Disease. This disease affects your insulin hormone in your body. This was the first time I realized my body was being affected by the choices I was making around food. The food I was choosing was causing severe damage to my body. The food wasn’t just causing me to be fat but extremely unhealthy. I was at risk for many more diseases.I knew I’d have to make a lifestyle change. Leaving the gynecologist scared that one day this disease could affect the life I had dreamed of. I started educating myself on healing my body. I learned how to heal through my food. I took the action steps and I saw the results. Not only did the obesity cause physical issues in my body, I had also suffered from depression. Healing my body also led me to healing my mind.
After seeing my results of how I was healing myself, people with the same struggles began to ask for help. There was nothing I enjoyed more than helping people change their lives by transforming into healthier lifestyles.
I found the key to turn my knowledge into wisdom. The key was action. I had used what I learned about nutrition to make a difference in my own life. I felt like it was time I gave back. I desired to inspire other to make similar lifestyle changes. The only problem was I has no idea how to start.
Finding The Institute of Integrative Nutrition
For years I wanted to be a life coach. Never having met a life coach, I had no idea how to become one. I searched online but couldn’t find a recordable school. Through this journey I was diving deep into self help books and podcast. I listened to many coaches and came across IIN through a podcast. This school was the largest nutrition school in the world. Many successful coaches I had been following attended the program. I inquired about the school and received a phone call the next day. The women who called me asked me why I wanted to attend. She wanted to hear my story. At this time I still wasn’t comfortable sharing and still carried a lot of shame. This conversation allowed me to heal just by opening up to her. That’s when I knew I had to do this and why I was doing this.
Studying at IIN has been not just a educational experience and a spiritual transformation as well.
Common issues health coaches can resolve
- Struggling to lose weight
- Struggling to maintain weight lose
- Trouble sleep and fatigue
- Body aches and pains
- Brain fog
- Lack of motivation
- Digestive problems
- Depression and anxiety
- I offer my clients a safe space for expression
- Help clients discover their highest selves
- An expert in lifestyle transforms assists you in creating your own transformation
- Everlasting results
- Mindset shifts
- Offer accountability and support
I spend 6 months with clients help create balance in their lives. I teach my clients how to implement healthy habits while providing motivation and support. Together I help you build a strong foundation, which can handle anything life throws at you. Habits are implement slowly over time, for everlasting results.