Hi, I’m Elizabeth.
I’m mom of two daughters, wife to Brandon, a certified yoga and group fitness teacher, a certified health coach (IIN) and a foodie and recipe developer. I’m a lover of movement for the way it makes me feel. I’m crazy about real and sustainable wellness and living a life that’s fun and pleasureable and feels good to live. I loathe dieting and the negative, limiting mindset that diets bring. And I’m a student of self-love and self-compassion.
Things haven’t always been this way. I used to be obsessed with calorie counting and had a very restrictive relationship with food. I believed that every workout had to be grueling. I didn’t have a positive relationship with myself and struggled with feeling unworthy and not enough. I was insecure and turned to overconsumption of food and alcohol to numb my emotions and insecurities. I had a very unhealthy relationship with both of these things. I finally grew tired of living that way when I realized that it was wrecking me. I desparately wanted to have a healthier relationship with myself and with food. I craved less controlling and a more intuitive connection with my body.
When I finally got honest with myself is when things really started to shift. I finally began to accept and love myself when I made time each day for quiet and prayer and meditation and personal growth. I became gentler and more compassionate with myself and let go of the self judgment. I knew in order to really heal my relationship with food and myself, I had to forget everything I knew about dieting and learn how to listen to my own body’s communication around what was best for ME.
Now, my mission is to change the conversation towards more real and sustainable wellness, and living a life of less restriction and self-judgment, and more pleasure, joy and self-love.
A little bit more: I completed my health coach training program at IIN (The Institute for Integrative Nutrition) in 2013 and became a certified yoga teacher in 2018. In addition, I hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in marketing from the University of Arkansas. I am a regular monthly guest on Good Morning Arkansas and have been featured in The Arkansas 100, Little Rock Soirée Magazine, FIT Arkansas and more.
My wellness favorites: hot yoga (both teaching and practicing), cooking healthy meals at home with my family, all things #guthealth, morning walks with my dog, tea breaks, quiet time, books, journaling and traveling. Not necessarily all at once.
Thank you for being here.
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