My Love Affair
My Love Affair with Health & Fitness
It all started in August of 1999, at the age of 37. When I made a decision that would ultimately change the course of my entire life.
That decision was to hire a Personal Trainer. At the time, I was a mother of four young children ages 14, 12, 8, and 3 years old. I was quite unhappy with my “after-babies” body and completely and utterly exhausted from 16 years in an unhappy, marriage with an abusive narcissist.
One day I sat down and made a list of all the things I didn’t like in my life and wanted to change. Most of the things on the list I had no control over but I did find one thing I could change on my own.
I could change my body. I wasn’t necessarily overweight, but I was frustrated that I couldn’t tuck my shirt into my pants anymore. I thought I needed to lose about 10 lbs. and that would do the trick. I consulted with my friend, who was a P.A. (Physician’s Assistant) and he recommended a nutrition book he was using for his own weightloss. He had just lost 25 lbs. and said “it has to do with controlling your Insulin”. I responded, “what is Insulin”?
He said, “go get the book” so I went out and bought the book that same day and started reading. Boy did it ever change my life!
I felt like a wet sponge soaking up all this information I had been thristing for for years but didn’t know where to find. I couldn’t put it down! It was like someone had opened the top of my head and was dumping in all this information and it all made total sense to me.
Over the next 3 months I started implementing the nutritional information that was presented, chapter by chapter. But when i got to the last chapter, it recommended doing resistance training. That meant going to the gym and lifting weights. Ugg…
I was totally intimidated by the thought of using the weights as I didn’t know the first thing about them and I was also terrified of using them in front of people at the gym.
But I was bound and determined to follow the book’s advice, so I hired a personal trainer at my local Gold’s Gym. Named Jimmy.
Little did I know I was starting a journey that would not only change me as a person, but give me a new career path. With his help, I transformed not only my body, but my entire LIFE!
Our first day of training I explained to Jimmy, my 22 year old, college football player/personal trainer, that I was following my own nutrition plan from my doctor, so I didn’t want any nutritional advise from him. I said just train me how to use all this equipment because my book says resistance training is the next step. He flipped through my nutrition book and said ok, fine with me.
My starting weight was 165 lbs.
I can proudly say He did an outstanding job teaching me good form, proper use of each piece of equipment and the power of sets and reps.
I watched in amazement, week after week as my body transformed and the resistance training and good nutrition reshaped and sculpted my body to a level that exceeded even my best high school weight and size.
In High School I was very active as a member of the Girls Track Team and Captain of the Girls Gymnastic’s Team and was a slender 5’8″, weighted 120 lbs. and wore a size 8 jeans.
At the end of my 12 weeks working with my trainer and following my nutrition book from my doctor, I had lost 30 lbs and was now 135 lbs and wearing a size 2 skirt, and size 4 pant.
Truth be told, muscle really does weight more than fat. I now weighted more than I did in High School, but now it was all muscle and I was 4 sizes smaller.
With Jimmy’s help, and my sound nutritional plan I completely transformed my life and my body!
I went from: a size 13 jeans to a size 2 skirt in 12 weeks Lost 30 lbs., 17 ¼ inches Lowered my body fat% from 21% down to 17% Lowered my Cholesterol 49 points. From 232 to 183 Lowered my HDL/Chol risk from 4.1 down to 3.0 Dropped Triglyceride levels 38 points. From 75 to 37 in the excellent range
At the end of my 12 weeks I not only looked and felt fantastic, but I had fallen in love with weight training and that’s how my Love Affair with Health and Fitness began
Shortly thereafter, in 2000, I received my Certification as a Certified Personal Trainer and stepped into that very rewarding world of helping others transform their lives too!
Within a year, I started competing in local novice Natural Body Building Competitions to keep my self hyngry anbd moving foward. There is always room for improvement, no matter what your goal is.
Over the years I have veraciously studied and read about Nutrition with an intense desire to learn all about how our bodies work in regards to optimal health and fitness.
In 2013 I earned my C.N.C. Certified Nutritional Consultant Certification through AANC The American Association of Nutritional Consultants. In 2015 I earned an additional NT Nutritional Therapist Certification Accredited through The Health Sciences Academy.
I am the owner and creator of The Kaleidoscope Effect Life Coaching Program and am currently earning my Naturopathic Dr. Degree. I am proud and honored as a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner, to share my love for Health, Nutrition, Fitness and Personal Training with you.
I specialize in Weight Loss and Health Recovery through Hormone Balance and optimal Nutrition. If you are serious about transforming your life and your body then we should talk.
I would love to help you get started on your journey to a new body and healthier lifestyle.
Yours in Health and Fitness
Be Healthy – Be Happy!
Annette Taylor, PPH, CNC, CPT, LC
Holistic Health Practitioner, Certified Nutrition Consultant, Certified Personal Trainer, Life Coach, Intuitive Energy Healer
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