Hi! I'm Emily. I am so excited you are here!
All my life I've been a change agent, and willing to step out of what everyone else considered "business as usual" to do things a different way.
Working in the healthcare system for 16 years as a RN was no different. I assumed roles where leading change was a part of the job requirements. Over time, I grew tired of the insanity of making negligible change and longed for real impact. In 2018, I left my career to become a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach.
Since this transition, I have learned there is definitely a time and place to utilize the "health care system", but it's definitely not keeping us healthy. To experience true health and wellness, we must each begin to take control of our lives and health (outside of and separate from the system that profits from us being ill).
While I was studying functional medicine, a sports injury set me back. BIG TIME. While I was learning how to support people in addressing the root causes of their illness, my own physical and mental health was spiraling downward. What I learned was that no amount of intellectual knowledge could "outsmart" my habits, beliefs, cravings, and out of control eating behavior (the real root of my weight gain, poor sleep patterns, brain fog in the afternoons, and aches and pains).
30 pounds overweight and climbing, I had no resolution in sight. I had given up...soothing myself with donuts and sweets, over indulging on my favorite dishes and late night snacking, or going on many ice cream runs per week! I was depressed and feeling quite dark, having tried what everyone else was pushing: fad diets, exercise that just caused more pain, and powdered shakes that left me starving.
What was even more frustrating...I knew, intellectually, the steps to change and the physiology behind the scenes, but I could never get myself there. What I learned, that functional medicine didn't necessarily teach me, was I needed structure.
I was skeptical when introduced to WILDFIT, but somewhere deep in my gut I knew this would be different. And it was. WILDFIT shattered my patterns and old ways of thinking about food and wellness. I thought I knew quite a lot as a healthcare worker. Well, I didn't (because they don't teach this stuff to doctors or nurses!).
WILDFIT is an experience to be had, a program that provides a priceless education in personal empowerment, nutrition, and teaching your body to work for you. WILDFIT set me up on the human diet, 90 days of structured transformation (nutritional, physical, and spiritual), and then gave me a framework to create a lifestyle of lasting health and vitality. WILDFIT is the kind of experience that once you see it...you can't un-see it. Your life, and approach to food and wellness, will be changed forever.
My greatest wish is to share what I have learned to help you transform your life and your health. Change is 100% possible, and it doesn't have to be hard or confusing. Let's get there...together.
I look forward to working with you!
(Check out my husband's and my results below!)
I began my WildFit journey 30 pounds over weight. Most of my life my weight was consistent, with the exception of the previous 3 years (2018-2021). I kept putting on weight after a knee injury, and I was getting very frustrated. I was extremely active before this injury, and now, every time I tried to exercise, my whole body hurt. This inactivity and frustration led to more eating, and eating things that were definitely not good for my body.
Weight change over 90 days: 176 to 157
Total inches lost: 13 (I didn't measure all the places I was supposed to)
Marco participated in this challenge only because I was in it. Turns out, he became truly involved! He was having bouts of gout 3-4 times a year in his feet, and his knee and low back were bothering him regularly.
Weight change: 253 to 221
Total inches lost: 24.5 (he measured a few more places than I did)