About Jessie

 
 
Specialties

 

Weight loss

Fitness Nutrition

Type 1 & 2 Diabetes 

Mindfulness & Emotions

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My Story
 
I received my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. I am certified as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I have an Associate's Degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting and I am currently working towards a Bachelor's in Kinesiology. I offer individual health & fitness coaching and lead workshops on health topics.   
At the age of 10, I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes which completely changed my perspective on the definition of health.  Ever since then, I've pursued the path of health & wellness and gained so much experience along the way. Health is not only diet and exercise, it also includes our way of thinking and our emotions.  Most people neglect these aspects to their health and do not realize how much it affects our daily lives. The world needs more health coaches to bring about awareness of such effects. 
Before becoming a certified health coach, I worked as a bookkeeper for many many years.  That career became boring because it wasn't my passion.  In the last several years, I've realized how much health & wellness is my passion, which ultimately led to the decision of changing my career path entirely.
 
I am extremely happy & grateful to be helping others on their journey to health & wellness!

Success Story

 

For the longest time, I thought I had to be a size 2 in order to feel beautiful. I tried countless times to lose weight so I could look a certain way. Growing up, I was never the skinny girl and felt as though I did not fit in.

There was a time when I reached my goal weight but it was not sustainable because I literally felt ill. I had a misconception that doing massive amounts of cardio would burn all the fat off my body.  Well...it didn’t. I lost weight but it was all muscle weight and I was still holding onto fat.

I was constantly told that if I lift weights, I’ll get too masculine and big. WRONG. For this reason, I never wanted to try lifting weights.

I really didn’t understand my body because I was too preoccupied with other people’s bodies.  I wanted to look like how society tells us to look: thin.  I wanted to look like someone else.

I gradually started focusing on changing my perspective on health by changing the reason why I should eat healthy and exercise. Once I started shifting my mentality towards health, I began to notice the differences.

I eat healthy and workout because I want to live a long, happy life, especially being a Type 1 Diabetic. I no longer care about being a size 2. At one point, I was a size 14, but now I’m a size 8 and I feel extremely healthy and strong.

Over the last couple years, I’ve figured out the best workouts, foods, and stress management/positive thinking techniques for my mind and body type.

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