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When I started my weight loss journey, I was very unhealthy. I couldn’t walk more than a few steps. I was scared. I had just gotten diagnosed with an Angina attack, COPD, Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Anxiety, Panic attacks, and Insomnia. When I started working on my emotional shit and gut issues my overall health drastically improved. I am now off of all my meds including my diabetes medications. The world says, it’s important to look thin. I say, it’s important to be and feel healthy!
I am the author of The Healthier Greek series cookbooks. Step-by-step guides to heal your gut and microbiome. The recipes empower you to take control of your insulin resistance or diabetes, while eating great tasting food from recipes passed down from my family, plus new recipes that I have tweaked.
Your body CAN heal itself so start today!!!
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My own journey to finding a healthy lifestyle has given me insight into the many challenges one encounters. This enables me to bring a high level of empathy, respect, and understanding to each health coaching client. I am not a doctor, but I am willing to be your number one cheerleader and health advocate. I work with my client's doctors on a plan to reduce my client’s meds and get their blood work back into normal ranges. My education and training completes my coaching arsenal – and includes a coaching and gut health certification from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN). As for my overall health, I am no longer on 10 meds and have finally been taken off of my diabetes medications by eating healthy, moving more, and working on how I react to stress in my life.
It all started on Mother’s Day. I felt like I was having a heart attack!!
My heart was racing. My arm was tense. I remember those feelings to this day. It took me hours to decide to finally get in the car and drive to the Emergency Room. I made the decision for my son who was 6 years old at the time. He was and is my life. I didn't want him to be worried, sad or scared, and I also didn't want to DIE!!
So I got in the car and drove to the Emergency Room. The Doctor came in, asked a few questions and said, "Are you trying to kill yourself?
Do you understand how you will die if you don't take care of your health?"
My son was in the room and heard all of this!! It was the worse day of my life to see my son start crying and listen to him screaming, "Mommy NO, please don't die, please don’t die!"
In 2010, I couldn't even walk a half a block. I would get out of breath and need to sit down. One day, I heard a woman share her story of being obese. She had been very sedentary and very unhealthy. She then proceeded to say that she started her health journey by walking out to her mailbox as her first goal. Now this woman runs marathons and looks amazing!!
Encouraged by her story, I started going out for 10 minutes of walks (5 minutes one way and 5 minutes back home). I didn't look at distance, I looked at time. I was working on strengthening my heart’s ability to pump more oxygen rich blood and improve my circulation.
IT’S THAT SIMPLE!!
My why? Living Life to its fullest!
This process helped me and my 6 year old son move forward with letting go of some of the grief we were holding on to.
I met Merav Landman-Fiorella, Mark Pinhasovich's cousin, online through Facebook. I invited them to my gym to do a presentation. We became very close friends and entered Paulettes' event.
Mark lost 213 pounds while participating in the show. His cousin, Merav, who is standing directly behind me with her arm over my shoulder, started at 289 and lost 134 pounds at home while Mark was away on the show.
Paulette beat stage 4 colon cancer and this was her walk. She hosts this walk every year in Freehold, NJ. It is called the Colorectal Run Walk.
Marathon runner, fitness instructor, and Manalapan, NJ mom was shocked to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer six years ago at age 44. Understanding the importance of exercise for physical and emotional well being, Paulette continued to run three miles a day, four days a week through chemo and radiation and following surgery.
With equal passion and resolve, she has turned her attention toward helping others beat cancer through education, prevention, early detection, and a focus on wellness following a cancer diagnosis.
Paulette radiates such positive energy and inspires so many. I am super happy that we connected years ago. I highly encourage everyone to participate in her annual walk.