Hi there! I’m Christina and I’m so excited you were able to drop by and get to know me a little, happy reading!
I’m a Certified Holistic Health coach who loves to work with busy women, moms, and I’m even lucky to work with some awesome dads too! I love to move my body any way I can. I really enjoy running through the mud (almost spa like) on those crazy obstacle courses, surfing, reading, cooking, hiking, and trapeze classes (I’ve only done it once but it was so much fun) you have to try it!!!
About 15 years ago, I was working in the tech industry which consisted of working long hours, lots of eating out and late night dinners, and exercise was hard to come by. By the end of the day, I was exhausted, tired of caffeine and sugar crashes, and I was satisfied in my job but knew I wanted something more for myself.
On my day off, while I was sitting on the couch, I picked up a magazine from my gym and read an article that changed my whole life.
That article was about an all women’s triathlon. First of all I didn’t even know what a triathlon was little alone know how I was going to swim 1/2 mile, bike 13.1 miles, and run a 5K. At that time, I didn’t have a coach to help me put together a training plan. I had to do it myself since I had no idea what a triathlon was except this magazine article I read.
From that moment, I had to learn what goals to set, how to fuel my body for performance and recovery, and how to do this all around a highly stressed work environment.
The first thing I learned quickly is how important sleep and self-care was in my every day life. The more sleep I got, I didn’t need a latte to start my day because my adrenal glands weren’t drained anymore they were slowly recovering. After exercising I felt less foggy in my head, my body was relaxed, I was energized ready to tackle the harder projects at work without being so stressed out. Another benefit of exercise was I fell asleep quicker at night, not the usual 30 minutes of restless tossing and turning.
I started drinking more water and it was amazing to notice that I wasn’t craving pop, lattes, or late day snacks I was using to keep my body going through out the day. Water just seemed to crowd them out. I changed my eating slowly and noticed that I could make healthy meals and it didn’t need to be complicated or take hours to make. My body was beginning to heal itself with just simple small changes.
Over a short period of time I was in the best shape of my life, my self-confidence SOARED, and not only did I finish my first triathlon with tears of happiness but I continued to do races that I never thought I would do because I was either scared or thought I wasn’t good enough. What I realized about my fear for those races, is that it’s not about being the best or having to come in first place
It’s about being “my best”.
Now fast forward 15 years, I’m a wife, a health coach, and SAHM of 2. I live the crazy schedule from school mornings, after school activities, to playing with my little guy- who is to obsessed with Octonauts at the moment! I do my best to provide my family with quick and delicious meal that we can all eat. In our house, I like to do family style meals so everybody can eat what they want and I can feel good that my kids and husband are being nourished inside and out. When I make myself a priority, I feel like I can handle the unplanned events that occur in our days without completely stressing out about it. I really make sure that I have time for me to exercise (even if that’s just going for a walk around the neighborhood) have date nights with the hubby and my girlfriends, or just finding 10-15 minutes each day where I don’t have a kid yelling “Mommy, can you help me.”