Hi there, I’m Adele and I help busy moms who use to be athletes feel strong, confident, and capable in their bodies again.
You don’t have to have the intensity of a CrossFit class or succumb to rigid nutritional guidelines to live in a body that feels powerful and healthy.
Motherhood is demanding on our bodies and schedules and I help moms streamline the process to reduce the stress, overwhelm and frustration so they can spend more time living fully in the present with their children.
I am a former volleyball college athlete that was part of a National Championship team in 2001.
I have been a sports enthusiast my whole life and when I graduated from college I struggled to find a balance with eating and exercise. I dabbled in everything from running to CrossFit, to Clean Eating diets to Paleo. I only felt successful in I did a workout that made me feel like I did in college or if I was eating a strict, clean meal.
This sent me into an all or nothing diet cycle where food and exercise did not feel enjoyable. In 2010 I went into a downward spiral, was an exhausted, anxious mess, admitted to the hospital for a night and took a month off of work to rest and recover. Looking back this was indirectly related to stress around eating, exercise, and life.
So I sensibly joined a CrossFit gym (sarcasm) and continued to work my self harder. Nothing against CrossFit as I loved my gym and it’s community and even the workouts but they were not suiting my fragile body and mind at the time.
I went through a divorce in 2013 and spent 365 days in excruciating back pain, lost 15 lbs off my already lean frame, and was at my low point when it hurt to step up on a curb. I worked through it all, pushed through it all, and wore a half hearted smile on my face. I didn’t take a single day off work through this year and realized that I needed to make some changes. It was around the same time I started this blog.
I went to physical therapy, I went to regular therapy, I started each day with reading a minimum of one page from positivity books, I backed off exercise, I backed off strict eating. I gained those 15 lbs back. I got engaged, had a baby, and re married. All in that order I might add. I am on the continuous journey of connection and meaning in life.
I now help busy moms who use to be athletes find a path of consistency with eating and exercise to they can live more fulfilled lives and feel more powerful in their bodies. It is not about working out like we did in college. It is not about eating with restriction or recklessness.
Adult life is different. Motherhood is different. And we need to strategically implement concepts and strategies around eating and exercise into our lives so we don’t feel so overwhelmed and exhausted.
Eating and exercise should 100% enhance your life, not take away from it.
Physical Strength begets mental strength.
I believe our bodies thrive on movement of all kinds. I truly believe we find mental strength through physical strength. It builds confidence, character and physical accomplishments, great or small, help carve the path to greater success in other areas of our life.
Passion and consistency are a necessity.
I am passionate about my own health and wellness and am passionate about helping others achieve, not only their fitness goals, but finding a way to do it consistently and with some enthusiasm.
Keep it simple.
There is no magic bullet or big secret. It is about taking small, doable steps, day in, day out to make the lifelong process of health feel and be enjoyable. It is a work in process and does not have to be as stressful and complicated as it is made out to be.
Do all the things in life you have always wanted to do. Do not compare and do not let others dull your shine, put you down, or take away from your happiness. Ask for what you want, dream big but do the work. Do more of what you love and surround yourself by people and things that bring out the best in you. Life will not feel perfect, easy, or joyful all the time but we can make more efforts to make it that way.
Fitness should enhance your life, not take away from it.
Life is not only about what to eat and how to exercise. But through fitness and wellness we can become more empowered, realize our full potential and find joy in the process. Eat simply, move often but most importantly live freely.
Where I want to be most often:
On safe adventures.
With my morning cup of coffee.
Listening to live music.
Hanging with my hubby, family, close friends, daughter and Golden Retriever Lulu.
With a spoonful of peanut butter and a piece of dark chocolate.
Moving my body.
Watching Friends reruns or reading a good book in the sun.
Visiting new places.
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