Hi I’m Christina
I am not your average Health & Fitness Coach, I had always hated exercising, when I say hate I mean I skipped PE every chance I could get I’d always been thin, but then the unthinkable happened and I clearly remember the day I saw a picture of myself in a bikini at the age of 39 and I had gotten FAT…. too much food, way too much wine and a slowing metabolism all lead to over a 35 pound weight gain in under a year. That was the day I sat and cried (ugly cried for hours) I started dieting (1200 calories a day) & master cleansing and teadoxing and everything I could but then I found a health and fitness journey very slowly (I was still smoking, yes you read that correctly) and learning how to cook ( really cook, healthy amazing dishes) and I provide now simple nourishing recipes to all my clients.
What I didn’t realize at the time, when I decided to lose this weight I was struggling with alcohol use disorder, after much research I found women drinking is on the rise in Canada, USA, and Britain. I couldn’t moderate my alcohol use, though trust me I tried, whiteknuckling it through to 3pm on Fridays, in fact when I decided to get healthier, I wouldn’t drink Monday to Friday but then I would eat everything I wanted and was binge drinking on the weekends ( you know Wine on Friday, Beer with Saturday Lunch, Wine on Saturday evenings, heading into Sunday Brunch with Mimosa’s and Caesars) drinking was in full swing until Monday where I would be trying to scrape back any self worth that I had left, wondering where the weekend had gone. Then what I started noticing my drinking was creeping into the week. #winewednesday and #thirstythursday are a real thing right?
I’d always loved to drink but drinking was becoming more and more of a problem drinking was fun until it was no longer fun. No one else ever thought I had a problem, over the years I was a waitress, then I kept an executive level job, I managed a hotel, and I became a Fitness Coach. I had a son that made it to soccer every Saturday, I was a single mom for a very long time, I had an apartment by the beach, but I drank. I drank alone, I thought it was acceptable to open a bottle of wine and finish it, I had seen all the mom memes, moms drank right? I drank with other single moms, with anyone who would drink with me, then I drank with my now husband. Every event, everything I did all my friends, all my previous lovers it had all revolved around drinking.
I went on a quest to get sober, first in my early 30’s but I decided my sobriety wasn’t worth it as I was trying to keep/fix a then boyfriend. Fast forward another 10 years I was soulless, unmotivated and wanted off planet earth I knew it was time for me to do something drastic, like quit drinking for good.
The one thing all the quit drinking courses and resources out there didn’t give me was a full mind body and spirit, and major handholding. I needed practical logical solutions that had goals. Which is why I created The Fit and Sober Course. I seriously couldn’t bubble bath my way through another Friday night.
Today I love exercising, I am alcohol & tobacco free, and I feel great.
Along the way I have learned that your spouse, family or friends may not be your biggest supporters (change is hard) and we all need support a woman that is there for you.
That is my soul purpose.
FUN FACTS ABOUT ME:
- SUPER HIGH ENERGY
- I USED TO SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION & ANXIETY THAT HAS MOSTLY DIMINISHED
- RARELY DRANK WHEN UPSET OR DEPRESSED, I DRANK TO HAVE MORE FUN THAN I WAS HAVING OR TO COPE WITH BOREDOM
- I’M 47 AND IN THE BEST SHAPE OF MY LIFE
- I HAVE FRIENDS AGAIN/ HOBBIES/ AND TRAVEL, ALL WHILE SOBER
- I’M SUPER GOOFY AND WEIRD, AND OWN IT
- I WAS A SINGLE MOM AND WENT BACK TO SCHOOL AT THE AGE OF 30 FOR MY DEGREE IN MARKETING
- I LOVE TO SPIN
- I AM AN INSTAGRAM JUNKIE & HOST #SOBERCHAT ON MY STORIES MON WED AND FRIDAYS