How it all started
To give you a bit of background, this all started with a conversation that Michelle Newton and I were having as I was describing how frustrating it was balancing my weight and being healthy all the while navigating through menopause. Over the past few years I’ve put on 20 plus pounds and all the methods that used to work don’t work anymore and frankly, I’m tired of dieting - I just want to live and enjoy life. On top of that, my husband had a serious health
scare last year which we are still working our way through and it just emphasized the
importance of living/eating a healthier lifestyle.
Like most of us, I’ve been exercising consistently for the past year and I’m feeling stronger and
definitely fit, (there’s muscle under those extra pounds). But I want more; I still feel like I’m not
at my best, I’m ready to take it to the next level. This is where Michelle Newton comes
in! She's had phenomenal success coaching high level athletes working through their
obstacles and helping them get to the next level. I thought, I’m an athlete, why can’t she help
me get to the next level by working through my relationship with food and incorporating a
healthy eating program - NOT A DIET- into our lives. We started researching, reading, talking
to people, councillors, food psychologists and finally developed this program which I’m super
excited about. The program supports moving you into a healthier lifestyle and closer to being
the best version of ourselves. I KNOW IT WORKS – here’s what one of our participants had to
say about the program:
“I'm really enjoying this program and the process, so much more than expected, you have put together a great program that I think is speaking to everyone in different ways/in the ways we all individually need it most.”
The program includes weekly coaching sessions to support our plan, group discussions (I always work better in a team), a nutritionist who will be providing us with a healthy eating plan/guidelines, recipes and lots of support.
The nutritional plan is tailored specifically to our group’s makeup (over 45, women, menopausal) and goals (health, cancer prevention etc.). The great part of having a nutritionist supporting the program and participating in two of the sessions, is that the plan will be highly adaptive to the group’s needs.
I want to emphasize that this is a lifestyle, not a diet. It doesn’t mean I’m going to stop drinking red wine and won’t indulge now and then. It just means that I am going to be more conscience of putting good food/fuel into my body which over the long term should restore my body to its ideal body weight and more importantly keep me healthy so that I can continue
to live an active lifestyle well into my 70’s!
“I was quite apprehensive making the commitment to this group and before it even started I was kicking myself for saying yes for fear of failing. Thank goodness I actually followed through because this has been fantastic. I don’t know when it happened or what clicked for me, but I just really want to live my best life and it wasn’t going to happen down the road I was headed. The Tuesday night group meetings are something I look forward to. The movies scare me, then teach and energize me. The lovely women I’ve met have been wonderful. This whole experience has truly been a gift and one that I’m very grateful for.”
About our team:
Michelle Newton’s proven record as a coach known for achieving results and training in wellness and homeopathy make her a uniquely qualified performing edge coach. For more about Michelle: http://www.momentumsport.ca/
Gillian Bogden is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist who received her training from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Ontario. They are considered the industry leader in training nutrition professionals. http://instituteofholisticnutrition.com/about-us/program-overview/
Michele Varley – I am 100% committed to running clean and eating good whole foods that nourish me and my families bodies. Diets may work short term however they are not healthy and over 95% of dieters gain back the weight they lost. In 5 short weeks I have lost 7 lbs without feeling hungry, my hot flashes have gone, I have energy and I feel great! There is no turning back!
We only have room for 10 women - we are offering early bird pricing of $400 per person if you book before November 21, after that the rate is $450. We have two sessions starting in January:
Tuesdays at 6:30 – 8pm starting January 23rd
Fridays at 10:30 – 12noon starting January 26th
604 783-9223 firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you live outside of Vancouver, you can join no problem with our virtual classroom. You will be able to join in on all the discussions and particpate fully via zoom.
Running Clean – 5 Weeks to Better Health
5 Weeks to Better Health Program Outline
Coaching topic: State of Mind: Your food story – we will uncover and discuss your relationship with food
Menu Plan: Breakfast menu/recipes
Goal for the week: eliminating refined foods and sugar
Homework: video, connect with your group partner, check into FB group daily
Coaching topic: State of Mind: How to change behaviours that trigger unhealthy decisions Menu Plan: Lunches and Snacks menu/recipesGoal for the week: drinking water and reducing caffeine
Ph level testing – what’s your body’s acidity level, how does that impact your health Homework: video, connect with your accountability partner, check into FB group daily
Coaching topic: State of Mind: What are the barriers and constraints that are keeping you from being the best version of yourself
Ph level testing – what changes are you seeing
Menu Plan: Dinners menu/recipes
Goal for the week: 80/20 rule
Homework: video, connect with your accountability partner, check into FB group daily
State of Mind: What's working and what is challenging. Mind Body Connection Ph level testing – check in
Planning for success on Week 5
State of Mind: Focus as being a choice.
Coaching topic: Creating lasting change, mentorship and leadership possibilities. Homework: Practicing kindness and compassion to one’s self.
Expectations and Commitments:
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