Hi, my name is Jean and I want you to enjoy living in your body.
WHAT IF YOU STOPPED CYCLING THROUGH DIETS AND “CLEAN EATING” PROGRAMS AND STARTED EATING INTUITIVELY?
WHAT IF YOU STOPPED THE ALL OR NOTHING ATTITUDE AT THE GYM AND STARTED MOVING YOUR BODY IN A WAY THAT FELT GOOD?
These are the questions I asked myself when I’d had enough of the very narrowly defined version of “health” the fitness industry (and society) was showing me. No matter how hard I trained or dieted, it wasn’t good enough – I wasn’t strong enough, lean enough, fit enough, healthy enough – my inner critic was never satisfied.
There’s got to be a better way to live!
So I stopped trying to follow intense training programs and started experimenting with different styles of movement. I stopped trying to control what, how much, and when I ate, and I started using the Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size approaches to wellness.
My definition of health shifted – I now see it as much about my mental, emotional, and social health (and more!) as it is physical.
Part of my journey and my calling is helping others define their own health. By helping others, I continue to heal myself, which is why I’ve adopted the phrase “connection creates change.” It helps me remember that I can’t do it on my own and I don’t want to do it on my own!
I’ve found that there are two pieces to the puzzle of making changes:
The first is mindset. Switching from listening to an inner critic that you think has served you in the past by punishing you, shaming you and discouraging you, to your true inner voice that is compassionate, kind and encouraging. I will be that positive voice for you until you can hear your own self-compassionate voice. By shifting to this compassionate voice, you can ensure any decisions you make are from a place of self-care, rather than fear or hate.
The second is creating habits. Rome wasn’t built in a day, it’s the journey not the destination…blah, blah, blah. Yeah, you’ve heard it all before, and it’s boring, but true. My coaching doesn’t include “sexy” and exciting programs. I don’t have 21-day “fixes” or 30 day challenges. I cannot promise you’ll lose 2 sizes in 2 weeks.
What I can promise is that any change I help you make will be sustainable and in alignment with your core values. This means that if you love spending time with your family, you won’t spend all your free hours in the gym. If you are a foodie, you will not restrict yourself to eating weighed and measured boiled chicken breasts and steamed broccoli out of Tupperware.
If you’re ready to make some changes in a way that feels right for you, let’s talk about it. Let’s find a way to move you toward a life you enjoy living.
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