About

Have you looked down at your belly and wondered who is this foreign host that has attached itself here? I’ve done everything I’ve done in the past. I eat mostly clean, do my cardio, etc…but it just doesn’t work anymore. I feel like a hamster spinning on a wheel getting nowhere. I work fulltime in a semi-stressful job, have plenty of outside responsibilities such as kiddos, significant other, managing home, taking care of aging parents, volunteering, etc… (any combo of the above). I’m exhausted and don’t know what to do. Well friend, I ‘ve been right where you are and have a solution.

It's time to start addressing the real issues...stress for weight loss.

Well friend, I ‘ve been right where you are and have a solution. But first a little background story.

Baby number 2 came right after I graduated pharmacy school. Talk about stress! I was staying home with an extra-active, persistent 18 month old (Tytan) trying to keep baby Trenton alive (I set the bar pretty high I know lol!), with crazy hormones all while studying for my pharmacy boards. Did I mention I had an unexpected C-section with Trenton?  I was offered my first job on the same day I checked my banking account balance which was a whopping -$47. Yes that’s a negative. I started the next crazy, stressful time of life learning to be a community pharmacist. I then was offered a position in a compounding pharmacy. Still very stressful with learning a whole new skill set while also walking on eggshells with all of the estrogen floating around (very strong personalities abound in the place). All the while, I was trying to lose weight. I honestly feel like I tried everything. The point I almost gave up was when I joined a very intense program where they combine treadmill running, weight lifting, and rowing in a 1 hour class. I faithfully went 4-5 times per week for 7-8 weeks, adjusted my diet, and did not lose a pound or inches. Needless to say, I was discouraged. I walked out of a class and never went back. Decreasing your calories in and increasing calories burned should work, right? Well it didn’t for me and I bet it may not have worked for you either.

One day I realized I didn’t have to do it all and I could learn to manage my daily stress. I knew in order for my hormones to work optimally I had to first get the stress monster under control. Think thyroid (metabolism), sex hormones: progesterone, estrogen, testosterone. They get all out of whack when stress is high.  Plus, I was tired of my belly fat. Increased stress leads to increased cortisol which means more belly fat. Oh, and to throw a wrench in things we start going through premenopause starting at 30-35…just when we thought we understood how to manage our hormones start changing and making us a bit more crazy. Stress, hormones, fitness….it’s a difficult road to navigate on your own as a busy woman.  This is why I created the Calm, Confident, Fit Woman program so other women, like yourself,  wouldn’t have to live this way.

What qualifies me to help you?

As you know I am a compounding pharmacist who specializes in hormones but I also have had years of experience working with women’s nutrition and fitness. I had my own business, SoulFit Training, with that experience  I was able to listen to women and understand their biggest stressors. I love to teach with experience at the university level but my true love is teaching women and helping them feel better. Most of all I have lived the crazy stressed out life and have found myself on the other side with a calm, peaceful life. I am ready to help you.

Fun Personal Facts:

When I’m not busy saving the world I enjoy my weekly yoga class on Sunday at Lifetime. You can find me hanging out with my handsome hubby and wild, crazy, fun boys at home. We don’t take them out in public much….hehe! You can also find me snuggling with my French bulldogs while watching Walking Dead with my hubby.

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Are you ready to get started? 

I’m so glad you are here! Come join our supportive tribe of  ladies on Facebook and  check out this post to identify your stressors to become the Calm, Confident, Fit Woman you are meant to be. We can do this together…you can get your life back and flat belly one step at a time.

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