Last night my sister texted me a selfie of her attending the Cincinnati Master’s. She’s a tennis fanatic and was over the moon to be there live watching (the mostly vegan) Wimbledon winner, Novak Djokovic. Sports can be riveting! Watching athletes push themselves toward greatness, breathtaking. It’s always inspiring to hear about their journeys. Focus, drive and determination are consistent themes… as is a coach. Athletes are blessed with great physical gifts, but it’s not enough. Beside each of them is a coach. A coach draws on their experience, an outside perspective and expertise in their sport. Their direction is a compass on the road to greatness.
Now I’m not going to lead you to a gold medal or Wimbledon win, but what if I guided you to a more exhilarating life? I think this a natural parallel for me as a certified health coach and educator. I draw on not only my 20 + years of leadership in corporate America and my certifications in nutrition and wellness, but my personal experience in transitioning to a whole food plant-based diet.
For instance, when I switched abruptly to a meatless diet and substituted eggs and cheese for other protein, it wasn’t all clearer mind, brighter colors and feeling like I could take on the world. Much to my chagrin, a few months later, I was puffier, foggier, chubbier, stressed and irritable. I also suffered horrible bladder infections. Overall, I was just feeling crappy, but couldn’t go back to eating meat. Continue reading “Coaches Catapult Results”