Laura has a back ground in, Mass Communication, Journalism and Mental Health Services . She has been a Weight Loss Coach for 6 years, studied nutrition for 5 years, and has experience with the process of healing trauma.
I am one of those individuals who based on statistics should have been dead, on drugs, or in prison a long time ago. Don’t get me wrong, my childhood was what seems to be the norm now a days. You know, raised by a strong woman who did the very best she could with everything she had. Yet I still managed to experience the feeling of unintentional abandonment from a father, who wasn’t around when I seemed to need him the most. There was also sexual abuse and exposure at a very early age, I faced an identity crisis, lost the man I looked up to as my father to a heart attack, and started to lean on food as a coping mechanism which ultimately became one of my addictions.
I relocated and moved far away from everything I knew, never feeling like I truly fit in. I always felt like I had been here before, and nobody understood me, yet wanted to be around me. I hid behind my weight, and it began to take a toll on me spiritually and mentally. I tolerated verbal, mental, sexual, and spiritual abuse from men all in the name of love. Struggled with depression, alcohol abuse and multiple health issues due to my weight, had a small heart attack and was ready to die. Spent many nights asking God to just take me away, I had given up!
It was at that point when I knew that something needed to change. At first I figured, let me just focus on healing my physical body that should do it, and like most it never really did. Then I soon realized that this was going to take me to commit to going on the journey that would end the battle from within. This was a Mind Body And Soul Journey! A journey towards self-empowerment and discovery. It was time for me to end the cycles and choose me. No more bs'n around!
I soon realized that the physical weight I was holding on to had little to do with how I was eating and how I was working out, and more to do with what was going on within. This had everything to do with the doubts, the fear, the lack of self-worth, and the negative stories I continued to tell myself daily about myself, which ending up manifesting within my journey.
People say I lost 200lbs of weight and I say I lost 200lbs of spiritual and mental barriers!
This journey was going to take some serious understanding, healing, and letting go. I was going to have to embark on a journey towards tearing down the old and rebuilding the new. I not only needed to understand why I had created these limiting beliefs , but how I was going to create new ones.
I’m not going to sugar coat anything or sell you a dream, it’s a daily process of learning and growing ! But once you truly understand your power and how you can create your own individual process you will be FREE! And you will finally be able to experience your BREAKTHROUGH!
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