I started my journey at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, a health coach training program four months ago and have loved every minute. If you had asked me then what my plans were, I would have and did tell you that I was working on my own health and wellness. My goals were and still are to lose weight enabling me to reverse my diabetes and become pump and insulin free. I want my son to see me as someone who is healthy, who runs around with him and is fun to play with. Sounded more like I needed to hire a health coach instead of enroll in a health coach training program. I secretly loved the idea of helping others reach their health goals but was unable to commit to it at the time.
And then I learned about conflicting intentions. I think we have all heard about the power of intention there are plenty of books out there on the subject. Someone should write a book about the power of conflicting intentions. Conflicting intentions are fears that come up around successfully living your intentions. My conflicting intention around becoming a health coach is that I didn’t believe people would hire me to help them with their health when mine is so visibly out of control. Why would someone hire me to help them lose weight when I am overweight myself.
I learned a long time ago that talking about things helps you move forward and so I started telling people that I didn’t believe that people would hire me to help them with their health in my current state and I heard alot of responses. And some really resonated with me. I came to the conclusion that they will hire me because they will relate to me. We are fighting the same battle and understand the war. That although I love the lean yogis I would never hire them to help me with my weight goals as I don’t think that they have any idea of my struggles but that I would hire me.
So I am becoming a health coach, and I am so happy.