Wednesday, October 29, 2008

10 Wk Power Fit Program Starts Jan 5th! - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!!

Are you ready to live your best life?
It starts with achieving optimal health.

You can have the body you want.
It's built into your DNA.

You can get the energy levels you once had.
The body's natural inclination is to be fit.

You can fit into those jeans and feel great in your own skin.
It's about releasing what you no longer need and choosing to be the best of you, mind, body, and spirit.

Are you ready to get Power Fit?

A whole life approach to achieving optimal health

* 10 thirty minute coaching sessions
* 14 meal menus (catered to your weight loss goals and eating preferences)
* 5 strength training workouts and 7 cardio programs
* THE POWER FIT Masterpack (12 part MP3 series designed to motivate, inspire and support you through the program)
* Power Fit Group Discussion Board (discuss and share with fellow Power Fitters)
* 10 Week Power Fit Manual (filled with affirmations, action exercises, and information designed to teach you about how the mind/body/spirit connection results in optimal health as well as
practical guidelines for living Power Fit- how to eat out, dealing with holidays, unsupportive family members, job stress, children, etc.)
* Unlimited e-coaching for the moments when stress, life, or other situations move you out of the
Power Fit mode- you have 24 hour access to the ROI Coach who will get your eyes back on the

START DATE: Monday, January 5, 2009
END DATE: Sunday, March 15, 2009

Regular Price: $499.00

Space is limited. Click on the Pay Pal link to enroll today!

Monday, June 23, 2008

The Mind-Body Connection to Getting Pregnant!

When we talk about getting pregnant, we usually talk about things like:
* when do I ovulate?
* what am I eating?
* is my body weight normal?
* how are my hormone levels?
* are we timing sex right?
* how old am I?
* have I given up coffee?

But, oftentimes, the causes of infertility (especially that which is unexplained) has a very deep body-mind-spirit connection. I was reading a wonderful book by Christiane Northrup yesterday called, “Women’s Health, Women’s Bodies” and she devotes a chapter to fertility. In it, she says the following, “Prenatal and birth memories, and their potential impact on the unborn, are one of the many reasons why women must learn to manage their fertility well and learn how to conceive consciously. We must become conscious vessels. When a child perceives that she is loved and wanted from the very beginning, her sense of safety, security, and belonging creates an enormously resilient immune system as well as bone and blood health that set the stage for a lifetime of health… The important point is to see your body as a channel for a new spirit and to surrender yourself to the experience- to be open to all that it has to teach you.”

Having gone through four years of secondary infertility, when I work with clients who have been TTCing for a while and are having trouble, one of the first things we discuss is this mind-body connection. What views do you have about having children and being a parent that you got from your own parents growing up? What reproductive history has happened in your family and how has that affected you (i.e., miscarriages, abortions, having too many kids, too few kids, and those family members views on what having those children meant to them)? What fears do you have about getting pregnant, having children, and being a parent? What feelings of scarcity, loss, love, insecurity, jealousy, sacrifice, stress do you have pertaining to getting pregnant, being pregnant, labor and delivery and rearing children? All of these are questions that must be worked through if conception is going to happen consciously. These are questions that must be asked apart from the nutrition/exercise/ovulation checklist.

When you work with me as a health coach, you’re getting more than a fitness and nutrition program. You’re getting a whole life program.

Sign up for the TTC Mind-Body Program and let's get started!

The TTC Mind-Body Program includes the following:
* 1 one hour TTC assessment session
* 8 thirty minute coaching sessions (via telephone- one per week)
* weekly TTC exercises
* nutrition notes
* the TTC Healing From Within MP3 podcast

COST: $1,499.00

Friday, June 13, 2008

Do You Have a Sweet Tooth? I Do!

I love sweets. I have to have something sweet with each of my meals. Most people would think, "How could I possibly lose weight if I'm eating sweets everyday." I say, "How can you not if you savor the taste of something sweet everyday?" Moderation is the key. So, for all of you sweet tooths out there, here's a wonderful recipe that I like to make and have with low fat ice cream or sherbert. It's strawberry bread and it's delicious!

WARNING: I have a sliver at a time so I can have three slivers over the course of a day (which really equals to 1 slice by the end of the day). This is so good it's dangerous!

Strawberry Bread Recipe
2 cups unbleached whole wheat flour
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites -- whipped
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup applesauce -- at room temperature
2 cups strawberries* -- chopped

Preheat oven at 350. Prepare pan(s) with cooking spray and flour. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. In another bowl, combine egg whites, vanilla, applesauce, and strawberries. Mix dry ingredients with wet ingredients just until moistened. Pour into prepared pan(s) and bake for 25 minutes depending on pan size.

*If using frozen strawberries, measure them after defrosting and draining them.
Low Fat Strawberry Bread serves/makes 1 loaf

Can You Make it Up a Flight of Stairs?

Looking good and feeling good are great reasons to get into optimal health and fitness. But there are many other reasons. Two of those reasons are:
1) Improved cardiovascular health
2) Increased immune system strength

Our bodies are here to protect and carry us. When you change the way you look at your body, it no longer seems like a burden or a by product of your genetics. You can now look at your body as this engine that needs to be fueled. What you put into it, you get out of it.

Studies have shown that when you exercise on a regular basis (at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes each session), you experience:
- a healthier heart that can pump blood quicker and more efficiently to the muscles in your body (better circulation)
- hormonal imbalance (this affects everything from blood sugar levels to fertility)
- improved digestion (exercising makes your body better at getting rid of waste- you're regular!)
- increased metabolism (when you work out and tone your body, you burn more calories while you exercise AND the other 23 hours of the day when you're not exercising)
- increased immune system resistance and balance

These are just a few of the benefits. There are so many reasons why you should get fit, why exercise is vital to your life but when we look at the statistics, only 10% of the population has a gym membership.

If we know that getting fit is key to living our best lives, why are we not doing it?

Here's the answer: DESERVING

When you know you deserve the best, you BELIEVE that you can achieve the best and when you believe that you can achieve the best, you take the necessary ACTIONS to live the best and you, therefore, BECOME the best. It all begins with THOUGHT.

The bottom line?
ROI Health and Wellness Coaching is here to guide you to a place where you
1) Know that you deserve the best
2) Believe that you can achieve optimal health
3) Create a wellness plan and take the necessary steps to achieve your fitness and health goals
4) Celebrate your transformation, one day at a time, one step at a time
5) Achieve optimal health, renewed self esteem and confidence, and enjoy life in the NOW!

Email for a FREE one hour coaching session:

Saturday, May 31, 2008

About the ROI Coach

How did I get into health and wellness coaching?

In early 2002, I found myself at a pivotal moment in my life: I was in my early twenties, going through my third year of infertility, more than 50 pounds overweight, unhappy with my body, and, honestly, not present in my life. I'd always wanted to have my body look a certain way but somewhere, after my freshman year of college (and gaining the freshman 15 that became the senior 30), I never got to a place of achieving that ideal size. I wanted it. I worked hard for it but I never managed to line up my nutrition with my exercise habits AND maintain consistency with both at the same time.

In 2002, I was facing the possibility of never having another child. I was going to doctor after doctor, test after test, and I didn't know what to do. When I was told that the cause of my infertility was connected to my nutrition and weight, I knew something had to change.

I can't remember the particular day but I woke up, I decided I was going to become a personal trainer, and I signed up online for a certification program. Now, at this point, I was 50 pounds OVERWEIGHT. I knew if I was ever going to be a great personal trainer, I had to practice what I preached so, steadily, over the course of 6 months, I worked out, ate well, studied for my exam, and six months later, I was a fit, certified personal trainer and hip hop aerobics instructor working in a prestigious all women's gym in Connecticut... and I still wasn't happy.

That's when it hit me. My size didn't matter if the inside was still in the same "feeling range" as the overweight outside of me. I began to do the inner work to change not just my body but my mind. I began to look at myself in awe, reward myself for having come so far in the journey, and, instead of thinking "I want to be thinner", I started affirming, "My body is getting better and better." Three months later, I was pregnant. No fertility treatments, no specialist intervention, NOTHING. Today, I have 3 beautiful children to show for it.

I knew then, as I know now, that every major life change, every gain you make with your body (and the transformations that last) begin and end IN YOUR MIND. And, now, having just had a baby 2 years ago, I'm producing greater and greater results in my body and returning to the philosophy of "Think and so it is" and I work with clients who, like me, want to feel, look, AND BE their best STARTING NOW!

If you've ever thought about working with a personal trainer or a nutritionist, consider working with a coach who will give you a whole approach to losing weight and rebuilding self esteem. I take on a limited number of clients and always work with potential clients in a one hour free phone coaching session before setting up any new client programs.

Don't miss out!

Email today for a FREE one hour wellness coaching session.

We Become What We Think About All Day Long!

At ROI Coaching, we believe that losing weight is as much as about changing the way you think and feel as it is about watching what you eat, counting your carbs, and exercising. You create your life with your thoughts. Therefore, if you think thoughts like "I'm so fat" or "I'll never be a size 6" or "My body can't look like that" or "I can't eat that little", guess what you create? MORE OF THE SAME!

When you work with the ROI Coach, you get weekly one-to-one phone consultations, weekly agendas (emailed out every Monday) of body/mind/spirit exercises designed to get you to a place of knowing that you can recreate your body your way and keep that shape forever! AND we DO NOT use the scale and the tape measure to confirm your success.

It's not about what the numbers say. It's about how you feel! When you change the way you feel, the numbers on the scale and the measuring tape ALWAYS CHANGE!

ROI Health and Wellness coaching is different from personal training, working with a nutritionist or having a life coach because we start from the inside and work out (and not the outside and work in). We know that in order to change your life, you must first change your mind!

If you're looking for a guide to take you on the journey of building your self esteem, boosting your confidence, and changing the way you look AND feel in less time and for longer than you've ever experienced, ROI Health and Wellness Coaching is for you!!!!

For a free one hour coaching session (via phone), please email the ROI coach at: