When I first started working with Jackie, I expected her to merely tell me which foods to eat and which to avoid. What I achieved was far beyond that. I gained a whole new outlook on my health...and life! With her help, continued support and educational guidance, I learned there was SO much more to living a healthy lifestyle than simply “eating well.”
Prior to our work together, I felt like I had a good grasp on overall nutrition, but I had no idea what I was in for. Learning the components that made up a healthy lifestyle was something I had grown to be curious about over the past few years. I never thought that learning to manage my stress, adjusting my sleep patterns, and listening to my body when it was telling me to slow down would change my life in the way that it has. Everything is different; everything is better!
It wasn’t long into our work together that I started experiencing benefits of these healthy lifestyle changes. I felt lighter physically, mentally and emotionally. I always had difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, but after about a week or so, I found myself falling asleep easily and not waking up constantly throughout the night. I was able to manage my stress through creating routines that would help eliminate negative thoughts and outside stressors, ultimately helping to give my body the rest it desperately needed. I am more confident in my food choices and more aware of how foods affect me.
Jackie has provided me with the tools to succeed and created habits that I will continue to implement for the rest of my life. The dedication and hard work Jackie puts into her ministry is truly invaluable. Working with her has allowed me to discover and reinforce living a healthy lifestyle is something I am truly passionate about. So much so, that I now want to pursue a career in the health field. I saw a quote recently that described exactly how I feel: “The things that excite you are not random. They are connected to your purpose. Follow them.” This is what I intend to do, dictating my own future around what I am truly passionate about. The journey to health can truly lead you to your passion!