I sure as hell did.
Shortly after I lost 150 pounds I realized that ‘thin’ does not necessarily equal happy or healthy. You can imagine my disappointment when I realized, at a size 6, that I was just as miserable as I’d been at a size 26. But if being fat hadn’t been the problem, then what the hell was the problem?
Wellness is a whole-person, whole-life condition. It’s not arrived at when we reach a certain weight. It’s not determined by where we shop for groceries, how heavy we lift, or how often we (tell people we) meditate. To be well, we must treat ourselves and our bodies with respect, and learn to recommit when we falter. Shit happens, but it needn’t slow us down for long.
I have lots of experience making drastic, healthy changes. I’ve learned that focusing on one “flaw,” like weight and the desire to lose it, rarely, if ever, increases wellbeing. That, and it rarely, if ever, moves us toward our goals. Wellness happens when we shed, or live with a sincere intent to shed, unhealthy attitudes and behaviors. 1
Health improvements are typically brief and fleeting 2 unless a new set of healthier attitudes and behaviors are adopted. I’ve lived that process, and I want to help you live that process, too.
If you’re genuinely ready to make change, I want to help. I want to teach you how to get and stay motivated. I want to help you get comfortable with exercise and, by extension, more excited about and connected to your body. I want to help you create a healthy, pleasurable relationship to food. And I want to help you take it light when things get heavy, because keeping a sense of humor about this whole wellness thing is what separates the earnest doofs from the genuinely cool kids.
I want to give you my all. 3
I’m happy to add you to my wait list for in-person personal training or distance coaching. In the meantime, you can connect with me directly via my highly acclaimed, NO BS e-course or, for a more intimate approach, a Coffey Date.
Otherwise, hit the blog.
So, do you want to get
HAPPILY grounded in HEALTHIER habits?
If the answer is yes, you prolly wanna read about
Coffey’s Pleasure Principles E-Course
- In my case, that included accepting that I have addictions, deeply-rooted shame, and an absolutely pitiful fashion sense, and committing to address each of these issues – in the order that they were hurting me – with care. ↩
- And, in the case of attempted weight loss, often contraindicated. ↩
- Assuming, of course, that you want what I have, are interested in making healthy changes, and that you cotton to my ramblings. If not, we can still hang, but maybe you should get your info elsewhere. ↩