April 2012 (At the Florence + The Machine concert!)
June 2013 - Taking a break from Assistant Director duties & having fun at a youth leadership camp!
Shared Fitness Tracker
Welcome to my page, I'm glad you stopped by! :)
The name's Laura, and I am forever on a journey to become the best me that I can possibly be. I am an enthusiastic health coach for motivated 20 & 30 somethings, & young women with gut/digestive issues. My personal philosophy has always been "Feeding the mind, body, & soul to give it fuel to be the best you that you can be".
I am currently in the process of setting up my coaching business, & interacting with & helping those who want to make long-lasting changes in their lives. I do this by supporting them in their goals & holding them accountable to plans they create that fit in their lives, not what I or someone else says they should do!
These days I am all about living life to the fullest and in the most healthy way possible. And by healthy, I mean with what is best and most in-tune with your mind, body, & spirit on a given day, knowing that it can change at any time.
Most people assume I'm on a "diet" (their words when I choose healthier options or decline drinks), or that I exercise a lot when they say that I am skinny. Yes, it is true that I am at a decent weight for my body & height. I've struggled with weight issues before. I've struggled with body-image, physical limitations, hormonal imbalances, mental setbacks,
Food has always been an issue for me. I was tested positive for various food allergies & sensitivities when I was younger. Throughout the years & especially in the last few, I started to see how each of them affect me. I started slowly changing my eating choices & habits to exclude the worst ones as much as possible, & it has made a world of difference.
Body-wise I have exercise-induced asthma, feet that flatten & over-pronate when I walk, & narcolepsy. My asthma has always hindered me with exercise. I could never do the various runs in school & while I was on the swim team for a year, I could never be too aggressive with my heats. Get my breathing above a certain level & I can literally feel my lungs & veins constricting. :) Since leaving high school I stuck to "lighter" work-outs: belly dancing, yoga, cardio machines at lighter paces. While these can be great, they don't get my heart rate up. Two years ago I started to push myself to build my endurance by slowly increasing my heart rate by running, something I never thought I would ever be able to do, let alone accomplish a 5K with The Color Run!
My body is ever-changing - it is always a work in progress & always requiring me to look at where I am at, where I would like to go, & what I can best handle at the time. Yours is too, & it deserves just as much love, attention, & respect that you give to others. Where do YOU want to go & how can I help you?!
0 Complete 21-day yoga challenge
- Complete 21-day meditation challenge
Eat healthy, exercise often. Always strive to switch up activities. Set short & long-term goals to reach dreams!
Exercise 4-5 days per week that includes yoga & running
Dairy & gluten-free
Eat fresh & whole
** Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions, they become your habits. Watch your habits, they become your character. Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
** It is never too late to be what you might have been. -George Eliot
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
| Pounds lost: 8.0
Thank you for your comments on my blog. Your pictures are amazing! Congratulations on your successes!!! And thank you again! :)
1073 days ago
YAY! I'm excited you decided to join me on the 200 squat challenge. If you cant do that many at a time, That's OKAY! just try to do a little more the next day :)
I cant start today like I wanted because I got sick from some chicken sausage I ate yesterday, but I'm sure I'll be all good tomorrow. So, If you want, You can either start today or tomorrow - it's up to you.
Hope you have a great day today!
1073 days ago
Hey, thank you for stopping by my blog! I would absolutely love an accountability partner in my Paleo challenge :-). Your story is very inspiring! I am interested in life coaching or teaching fitness classes, and I have been looking into it more. Keep up the good work!
1074 days ago
I'm just checking on you. I hope your school and improved health/diet goals are moving forward as projected. Keep Sparking!!
1076 days ago
I was inspired by http://www.100daysofrealfood.com/ ! She talks about whole wheat quite a bit and those are the 2 scariest words i know (I have celiac) so I'm not really following her plan and stuff :) lol
You're so right about the mixing and matching. I'm not worried about the "rut" factor - just like you said, you fall in to that no matter what. It's actually a bonus for me because it simplifies my life, you know?
1100 days ago