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Cat's journey - today is the 1st day 

September 2020

II have been wanting to begin this blog for some time now. I was so busy getting the studio ready for my clients and yoga instructors and the first month of business has been so busy.

I hired an additional personal trainer for the studio and she sparked me to begin blogging. I am taking part in her 21 day challenge. No, it is not beachbody or any other product, it is just about eating whole food and being accountable for what you are putting in your body.

I am a certified personal trainer, certified yoga instructor, certified health coach, an I am in my third month of a 12 month certification for my Functional Medicine Coaching certification through Functional Medicine Coaching Academy which is associated with IFM (International Functional Medicine). This certification will provide me with so many more tools to help my clients. It will also allow me to sit for the National Wellness Boards. This will allow me to accept insurance from my clients.

So, back to why I am beginning this blog. I have always weighed more than your average 5 foot 6 woman because I have been a body builder most of my life. I have a lot of muscle on my frame. In recent years I have had Lyme Disease, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Sub Clinical Hypo-thyroidism, and have developed Metabolic Syndrome from the weight gain that happened from all of the medications that my doctors put me on and plain old inactivity.

One of the reasons that I decided to open my studio now is because I want to show women that they can do whatever they want to do no matter where they are in their life and health journey. Personally, and I know this will get a lot of controversy, and that's ok, I don't believe in diagnosis of conditions that are not backed by scientific evidence, such as chronic fatigue syndrome. This is the reason that I am studying Functional Medicine, because it gets to the root cause of your condition and is then eliminated by lifestyle changes. Even conditions, such as Psoriatic Arthritis, are manageable with lifestyle changes.

Anyway, I could go on forever about Functional Medicine. So, I weighed in today at 275 pounds. I wear a size 22 pants and an XXL top. I am active now. I take two nights of Martial Arts, 3 yoga classes a week at a minimum, and I walk on my treadmill.

Metabolic Syndrome makes it more difficult to lose weight, but certainly not impossible.

So, follow along if you will. Join me if you choose. I will be forming a Facebook group to guide and hold people accountable along with myself. And of course, you can always come in for some awesome yoga classes, private personal training, and health coaching.

See you next time ~ Cat

Curious about where Cat came from? My yoga instructors thought that was a fitting nickname for my new life in the yoga world and I love it.  


February 15, 2020

What a picturesque New England Morning.  The sun is shining.  The snow is glittering like a million stars in the night.  When you look out the window you forget that it is 16 degrees.

The studio is growing and evolving day by day.  So many new members lately!  I love welcoming them to our community.  Watching friendships form reminds me of why I opened the studio.  

I am meeting my gym partner twice a week to lift weights.  We both are lovers of lifting iron.  She is just what I need. 

I am almost HALFWAY through my Functional Medicine Coaching certification.  It is a lot of work, but I will be able to help so many people live healthier lives just by making lifestyle changes.  

I'm itching to go to Colorado again to see my daughter even though she is back in Boston monthly for business.  I loved the desert and the mountains.  So beautiful.  And, I haven't seen my son-in-law since they moved in August.  He is so busy at The University of Colorado - Boulder doing space research or whatever a Dr. of Physics does.  I don't think my daughter even knows.  

Getting ready for a meeting and kids will be coming in soon for their 12:00 class.  Happy Saturday.

Until next time - Cat 


Community 

February 14, 2019

Friendships are forming and people are offering support to each other.  It is a beautiful thing to see.  

Studio

JFebruary 14, 2020

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