The Balanced Company was inspired by years of overeating, under eating, under exercising, overexercising, following fad diets, and searching high and low for the magic pill to make extra pounds melt away.
Rest assured, I tried everything.
The Atkins Diet was really popular in my household as a teenager. There were Herbalife supplements, too, that I was deemed “too young” to partake in (thankfully). Weight Watchers. South Beach Diet. Military Diet. Calorie Counting. Macros. Juice Cleanses. Hours of cardio.
You get the idea.
I don’t know which was worse: the juice cleanse (that I quit by 3 PM) or the countless hours logged on the elliptical.
My relationship with both food and exercise was unhealthy. I wanted to be thin, but I wanted to eat my grandma’s strawberry shortcake, too. I wanted to shop the “normal” sizes, but I also wanted to eat cheese and crackers and drink wine while watching The Bachelorette with my girlfriends on Monday nights. I wanted to stop being marked “obese” on my chart at the doctor and hearing the lecture that followed, but I also wanted to eat pizza and drink whiskey while watching Tennessee football on Saturdays.
Eventually, I lost nearly 100lbs.
In the name of transparency, I lost some of that weight through those aforementioned fad diets. But it wasn’t until I learned how to eat a balanced diet – with the occasional indulgence – and discovered that I was good with a barbell that the weight came off and for the first time ever, stayed off.
Over the last several years of coaching women to their goals, I’ve learned how destructive the diet culture can be. My clients come to me frustrated that their previous programs haven’t worked. They tell me they were hungry, that they hated their workouts, that they felt guilty when they were “bad” and dipped into the box of donuts at the office. Sometimes they had some success – even a lot of success – but “fell off the wagon” and couldn’t get back on it.
I knew there was a better way.
And so, The Balanced Company was born.
The Balanced Company believes in living well and healthy. It is possible to reach health and fitness goals while enjoying life – including Grandma’s cake and game day pizza. There are no quick fixes here. No magic solutions. But there is success. The women I coach become healthier, stronger versions of themselves – and still eat cake. They enjoy their lives, experience it without feeling guilty for skipping a workout or having a “cheat day.”
The Balanced Company wants to change the conversation around health and wellness.
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The Balanced Company is here to present a better way to living healthy.
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