If you're interested in learning how you can create consistent routines so that you can feel good about the food on your plate and show up for those workouts even when the motivation is gone so that you can show up as the best version of you, you're in the right place!
Let's start here (check all that apply); I'm here because...
A. What I eat for breakfast every day hardly qualifies as a meal.
B. I'm so tired all the time, I just can't drag myself to the gym.
C. I try meal prepping but by the middle of the week the wheels come off.
D. I'm so busy I can't imagine how I can fit more on my plate.
E. The idea of eating healthy is overwhelming.
Great news! There is no wrong answer.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're in the right place.
My journey as a mama begins
Running at Shamrock PDX.
One of my annual favorites.
Enjoying a day at the beach
with my boyfriend, Jim.
Three people who give me such a rich life;
Sophie, Jonathan & Maddie
Here's the real me.
My name is Colleen and my goal is to help as many women as I can to master their habits and create a healthier lifestyle.
Being a woman can be hard. The gazillion roles we play in our daily lives demands so much! But you already know that. The beautiful thing is, with simple tools & strategies what currently feels like a chore can become a routine that you (gasp) actually enjoy.
How I got here.
Since my childhood I struggled with digestive issues and as an adult I began putting on extra weight and finding it hard to get through my days with low energy. I developed a wicked caffeine habit and literally started drinking diet cola from the moment I woke up in the morning until I fell into bed at night. As a mother of 3 young children I consistently put everyone else's needs before mine. I knew I needed to clean up my eating but I didn't know where to start. As for workouts I couldn't imagine how'd I'd find the time or the energy.
After I turned 40 I became a distance runner and in turn began to focus on my health and wellness. In a way, I became my very first client. Through my own research and working with my own health coach I experienced a dramatic transformation. Not only did I lose weight but I've since uncovered the types of food my body thrives on and which ones give me issues. I've learned how to menu plan & meal prep like a pro so I no longer struggled with that never ending question of what's for dinner. I've given up diet soda and no longer go through my days in a fog. Running has become part of my lifestyle beyond a scheduled workout.
I was so inspired by my transformation that I knew I wanted to help others facing similar issues.
I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where we learned not just about the food we eat but all of the factors that affect our overall health. Nutrition and exercise isn't a one size fits all and feeling deprived or punished isn't the answer to long term wellness. I continue to study and learn about ways to support my clients on their path to success.
When I'm not filling my days with work that I love I enjoy spending time with friends and family, running just about anywhere outdoors, trying out new recipes and new restaurants, reading and traveling. In short life is really good!
If you're on the go nonstop I invite you to sign up for my Weekly Wellness Notes.
I share lots of tips and strategies designed just for you.
Just for signing up I'll send you my Own Your Mornings checklist for FREE so you can learn how I took charge of my mornings instead of hitting the snooze button like it was my job!
"Motivation is what gets you started.
Habit is what keeps you going."
- Jim Ryun