Christine is truly a blessing. I came to her in hopes that she would say the magic words that would prompt me to lose a ton of weight. Luckily, Christine was there to help me see that being healthy was much more than what a number on a scale says. While being completely professional, she was my personal cheerleader in the times that I needed some encouragement. On the other hand, she was tough in the moments when I needed a good kick in the butt towards the right direction.
She showed me a metaphoric mirror that helped me see the goodness in my small steps towards healthier choices. More importantly, she did not hesitate to use that same metaphoric mirror to help me see the changes I needed to make to live a healthier life. Through Christine's coachig, I can honestly say that I am a much healthier person than I was before I took on her services. I am heaIthier in aspects that go far beyond my realationshp with food. She taught me that my stress can strongly affect my health success and encouraged me to deal with stress in healthy ways. She also helped me realize how my spirituality played a large role in my health goals and lead me to bring my health goals into my spiritual life. She helped me prepare for the success that I was capable of, success that worked according to my personality and my past experiences. She met me where I was in real life (not where I thought I should have been).
She always lead me with kindness and reminded me that she would not give up on me even when I wanted to give up on myself. Though weight loss is a battle I'm still working on, she has prepared and equipped me to win the war. I am truly grateful for all of her great coaching. Christine is undoubtedly gifted in the art of Health Coaching! She truly cares about my health, so I care more about health too. I hope that others will benefit from her coaching the way I did!
Working with Christine has been not only enjoyable, but extremely educational as well. I have been overweight since about third grade and I have tried just about every diet out there. It was not till I started working with Christine that I realized that it was not going to be about how to lose the weight fast, but how to manage what I eat and slowly become healthier which in turn would lead to weight loss and weight maintenance. She is great at making sure it is me who is setting the goals for myself and then she comes in to tell me how to reach them.
The hardest part about being healthy to me is the struggles of spur of the moment restaurant choices or dinners with friends. Christine has made herself available to me to let me text her and ask her for suggestions, which has really contributed to my health goals. She also has taught me what nutritional info to look at and watch out for so that when she is not there I can still make educated choices. I have been working with her for the past year and it has truly been life changing. Usually in crazy seasons of my life I have gained at least 20 pounds. This past year has been the craziest yet and with her help I have steadily been losing and maintaining my weight! I am so thankful for her help and guidance and would highly recommend her to everyone.
Working with Christine through a Nourished! program was a great experience. The program was so well organized and proved to match my needs and introduce me to new ideas the traditional diet plans don't talk about. Talking about my whole health was really what I needed. It really helped me to realize the larger problems in keeping myself from meeting my goals, which also helped to enrich my relationship with my fiancé (now husband), as we got ready for our wedding last October.
"Planning, prepping, honoring, fuel"...these are words that I was not well acquainted with until I began my coaching sessions with Christine.
After years of yo-yo dieting along with a gastric bypass procedure, I finally "get it". Thanks to Christine, who listened intently and patiently to my weekly trials and accomplishments, I am now on the path to choosing good fuel for my body versus processed, empty calories that I had been using to "comfort" my stress. With Christine's help, I've slowly rid myself of life long bad habits and taken on a whole new way of looking at my food choices and what they mean for my overall health (side benefits like mystery aches and pains are almost a thing of the past). Along with aiding me to develop an exercise plan that I can live with, I've restocked my pantry and taken time each week to prep and plan my food so that I am always ready, especially during those times when stress seems to overtake me.
Speaking of stress, Christine has even coached me through my overall outlook and caused me to understand that I need to conquer this stress. I have power over how I want to handle life in general. Thank you Christine, from someone who thought she had a handle on things she did not! Your encouragement and direction have helped me so much and I feel empowered and super nourished now!
My health journey, like most, has consisted of stages. When I was a child, I was as round as I was tall and received much teasing from family and friends. When I blossomed into a young woman, I became tall and thin, and remained so through my sophomore year of college. I was married immediately after that school year and gained a whopping total of 45 lbs. within the first year of marriage. In the three years since, I have struggled with self-esteem and have had many issues with self-image. Not only was I disgusted in seeing myself in the mirror, but I also felt miserable. The extra weight on my joints caused continuous aches and pains. I was in a downward spiral in which I ate anything and everything I wanted at all times, and had completely given up exercising. I realize now looking back that I spent so much time in ignorance.
Working with Christine has been such a blessing! I felt deeply cared for as I shared all of these details with her. She is such a good listener! Most people would try to start prescribing things for me before I even finished what I was saying, but she didn’t. She is very knowledgeable in her field and incredibly good at teaching her knowledge to others. She has brought me out of the ignorant state that I was in. Christine is also a great encourager. She holds me accountable to my guidelines, but not in a way that feels invasive or condemning. I actually look forward to meeting up with Christine when it is time for my “check-up,” which is something that I have never been able to say about anything health-related. I am also encouraged that Christine is concerned with my whole being, and not just the amount of pounds that I have dropped or gained. It is easy to see that her heart is truly to help people become healthy.