how i went from overwhelmed & overeating to self-care warrior
throughout most of my nursing career, my eating habits were a mess.
As an inpatient nurse for the past 7 years in an acute psychiatric hospital, my wellness always ranked last on my priorities list.
In nursing school, junk food was there to comfort me when I was stressed. At work, junk food was there to comfort me when I was stressed.
I thought there was “no time” to invest in proper nutrition and always ate out of convenience — no matter how unhealthy the food was! I believed I was at the mercy of my long work hours, stressful work days, and busy schedule. And I kept eating because of how terrible I constantly felt (Pop Tarts, McDonald’s, you name it!).
What turned the tide for me was seeing my Hemoglobin A1C level at a borderline pre-diabetic level. This was absolutely horrifying for me as I was always on top of my workouts (which included high-intensity cardio and heavy lifting). But what I didn’t realize was it was my poor nutrition planning and poor mental health that still costed me my wellness.
I DIDN’T PRIORITIZE MY MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH BECAUSE I DIDN’T THINK I WAS WORTH IT.
I didn’t prioritize my mental and physical health because I didn’t think I was worth it. Not until I saw my lab results and realized that my routine feelings of dread, irritability, stress, anxiety, and exhaustion were beginning to take their toll on me.
I made the decision to eliminate sugar and flour from my diet, and I also learned how to manage my mind when I discovered life coaching. I realized that I was the one responsible the entire time, and that it was up to me to take care of myself — it wasn’t my food’s responsibility or anyone else’s.
I learned the power of gaining awareness of my thinking and used tools every single day to think deliberately and intentionally so that I could accomplish my goals.
You have what it takes to take full charge of your life. It all depends on how well you manage your mind.
As a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse & Certified Life and Weight Loss Coach, I am committed to coaching and empowering nurses to realizing their full potential to:
achieve their goal weight & sustain it
feel better about themselves, work, and life
take ownership of their lives
gain complete freedom from emotional eating
Yes, you can work full-time, tend to all your home obligations, and keep yourself your number one priority (it’s completely possible!). I want to teach you all the tools that I’ve learned so you, too, can gain a better relationship with yourself and feel better at work.
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