Do you embrace change? Or do you fear change?
I like to think I embrace it. However, even though I say I embrace change, a lot of times I go along kicking and screaming. Just being honest here.
And, since it is a new year, I think it is a great time to announce a change. . . .
For years, I focused on working with athletes. Pros. Beginners. Weekend warriors. I love them all! I love helping them reach their goals. Helping them understand how nutrition plays just as important a role in performance as physical and mental training.
However, as I changed and went through some personal struggles, I realized my practice needed to change. I occasionally had people that I just couldn’t help. For example, I had some clients where we just couldn’t get the scale to move no matter what we did. Or, we couldn’t figure out why someone’s gut was unhappy. We couldn’t get them to have more energy no matter how many hours they slept. Other clients said they couldn’t remember anything anymore.
And, these were the same things I dealt with. For years. Yes, YEARS!
A few years ago, I realized I needed to figure out the answers both personally and professionally. And, I began a journey. I’ve learned a lot. I’m still learning! I’ll continue to learn and figure things out.
Because that’s what it takes to help myself and my clients feel better.
Here’s a few things I was dealing with:
- Having to fight to get out of bed in the morning even though I’d go to bed at 9, 8 or even 7 at night.
- Afternoon fatigue so bad that I’d have to crawl to the couch, literally, and take a two to three-hour nap because I couldn’t function without it.
- Digestive issues that kept me at home because I had to be close to a bathroom, or because I never knew when the stomach pain and bloating was going to start.
- Bloating and gas that kept me on the couch because I looked 9 months pregnant and in so much pain I couldn’t move.
- Non-existent short-term memory that made me think I had early-onset dementia (in my late 30’s and 40’s).
- Feeling like I was moving in slow motion all the time.
Any of this sound familiar? Honestly, I hope not. These things are no fun!
I visited multiple doctors who said:
- “It’s all in your head.”
- “You just need to figure it out.”
- “You’re fine.”
- “It’s just part of getting older.”
Love that last one. “Older” in my 30’s and 40’s?
Have you heard these things from medical professionals? I hope not. It is frustrating and disheartening to hear these things from people you hope will fix it. Fix you. Fix me. Because, I felt “broken.”
I ended up doing a lot of research. Working with an integrative and functional doctor. Doing a lot of integrative and functional training. Reading a lot of books and research articles. Trying a lot of things out on myself.
What have I found?
Four main underlying systems in our body contributed to my symptoms and those of my clients:
- Adrenal glands
- Thyroid gland
- Digestive system
The main things that disrupt these systems are:
Based on my research and experience, I’ve developed a 5-phase program to address these issues and get the underlying systems functioning the way they are supposed to.
- More energy
- Less fatigue
- Better sleep
- Sharper memory
- No more digestive issues
The big results?
I got my life back! My clients get have gotten their lives back!
Why is this exciting for you?
Because my blogs and newsletters will be different than in the past. It’s still me. I’m just focusing on some different areas. I hope you come on this journey with me.
And, if any of this sounds familiar, and you want to learn more, I’ve created a guide for going gluten and dairy-free. I’ve found that for myself and my clients gluten and dairy are two culprits in making us not feel our best. Yes, I know arguments can be made on both sides. However, I’m guided by what works for my clients. Taking these two food groups out of my clients’ eating helps them on the path to feeling better.
To download the guide, go here.
I’ll be adding more articles about all of these things in the coming months. Stay tuned to learn more!
I’d love your thoughts on this change. Feel free to share them in the comments section below.
P.S. If the link above didn’t work, you can copy and paste this into your browser: https://drpennywilson.com/free-guide/