Hello Everyone, Family, Friends, and Strangers
For those who don’t know me, my name is Mary. I’m a Northern California Girl that I loves to travel, cook, eat, craft, read, laugh and spread love. Growing up I became an obese teen, which spilled over into my early adult years. As I went through my parents divorce, college, and a few lazy and selfish boyfriends my weight rose to a whopping 300+ pounds. It got so bad that I stopped taking pictures, shopping, and hanging out with my friends. I spent countless hours hiding in my apartment hiding from the world, and hiding from myself. Until one day I realized I was hiding from my life. It was passing me by and I had nothing to show for it. No experiences, no real true love, no excitement. So, I decided to make a change, a real change, a life change. I realized my weight was physically, mentally, and spiritually holding me back. I wanted to live, but where should I start?
I started with small changes like limiting my junk food excursions or eating at least one piece of fruit a day. Once I got used to the positive changes I added more positive changes, more and more and more until I slowly changed my eating habits. I actually changed the way I looked at food. Getting a greater understanding of eating to live instead of living to eat. I didn’t tell anyone what I was doing, I made up my mind to make a change and did it. When I wanted to quit I didn’t, when I jumped off the wagon and overate I took a deep breath and got back on my grind. Slowly my body stopped craving bad foods and started craving fresh fruits and vegetables. I enjoyed exercising, it became the highlight of my day.
Within a year I was successful at losing over 100+ pounds; but that was only the beginning of my journey. I started reciting self-affirmations, meditation became an every day occurrence, and I am currently studying for my Coaching Certification.
My mission is to help people realize they can create real change. You can create the life you always longed for. I am currently working as a Life coach, my goal is to help other harvest the tools to become the person they were born to be. I’m looking forward to expanding my friend bank, making a difference, and touch as many lives as possible.