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Therese LeanOwner/Coach Therese Lean: Personal Health Coach
I already know how hard it is to go from being unhealthy to healthy. I also know how frustrating and confusing it is when you decide to make the changes necessary to being healthy. With so much conflicting information on the subject (fad diets, TV shows and well-meaning loved ones), it’s hard to know what’s real and where to start. And when you do start, all of a sudden, you’re realizing how much balance is needed to juggle your life with your newfound determination. It’s not always easy! I know this because I’ve successfully made the switch from living an unhealthy, unhappy and sedentary lifestyle to one that is healthy, happy and active! This website will show you how I do it, how you can too, and provides you the opportunity to work with me personally so we can make those changes happen for you! Four years ago I was obese, unfit and unhappy. I blamed my weight issues on everyone, and everything, around me. I sat on the couch, passively watching my life drift by me, dreaming of the day I’d wake up magically thin (and therefore happy). I had no passion in life, no drive and I didn’t feel worthy of success because I was overweight. One particularly lonesome afternoon I was surfing the Internet and came across a site about self-responsibility. It was a concept I already knew but one in which, I realized that day, I never truly understood. All of a sudden everything clicked for me. I created my life. I created my unhappiness. I created my excess weight, no one else, just me. This seemingly small revelation came as a huge shock to me as I had lived my life carefully denying this fact. I was so shocked I burst into tears and became quite upset for several days. How could i have done that to myself?! Why would I do that to myself? These questions spawned some serious self-reflection. After about a week of this self-reflection, I came out of it with another realization and a plan. If I had the power to make myself unhappy and miserable then that meant I also had the power to make myself happy! The future was not some pre-destined place where some people thrived and others failed; it was there for the taking. If I could create my past, I could definitely create my future and I was determined to make that future a joyful one. Fast forward to the present and here I am, a living, breathing success story. I lost 90lbs, ran my first half-marathon and even climbed the CN Tower! I went back to school to finish my psychology degree and am happier, healthier and more joyful than I have ever been in my entire life! I learned that, although I have lost weight, my weight does not define me,I define me. My weight was convenient to blame for me not doing the things I wanted to do. My weight was a symptom of my choices, not the other way around. I am a worthy individual no matter how much I weigh or how unhealthy I am but I’m happier being healthy! I’m happier not worrying about weight restrictions or if I can keep up with my niece. I’m happier not taking up two seats on a bus and I’m definitelyhappier to not be as self-conscious as I once was. I want you to experience what I have. I’m no different than you are, trust me on this. I struggle. I balance. I have to earn a living. I have a partner and friends and I still managed to do this, that’s how I know you can do this too! By working with me I will help you get started making these changes. You’ll not only receive help, support, accountability and information but you’ll also get someone who understands you and will work with you to make this change easy, fun and more rewarding than you ever thought possible. Someone who will challenge you to be more than you ever thought you could be and give you a no-excuses approach to change all the while giving you the tools to make this change permanent. When you change your health, you change your life. When you change your health, yougain your life. Let’s start your life today! Therese