Haven't introduced myself in awhile so here we go!
I'm Nat and I’m a strength and macronutrient coach who helps women build their dream physique and gain confidence through strength training and flexible dieting.
✨I was a ballerina from age 6 to 21. -
✨I got into fitness in 2013 after I stopped dancing. It started with running and P90X.
✨I joined a gym in 2014 and fell in love with everything fitness. -
✨During this time struggled with restrictive eating and binge eating disorder.
✨I eventually discovered flexible dieting and it helped me repair my relationship with food. -
✨In 2015 I started training calisthenics and learned just how strong my body could be. I became a certified personal trainer and certified as a fitness nutrition specialist. I had drunk the fitness kool aide. -
✨In 2016 I started rapidly gaining weight and was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. This is when I truly learned to love my body and break out of the mindset of trying to be as small as possible.
✨In 2017 I was hit with a string of panic attacks and my anxiety left me in a near non functional state for a time. Although this sucked butts, I came out of it determined to no longer let my fears hold me back.
✨This year I left a training and working environment that was no longer benefiting me (one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made), I committed myself fully to my business, and I competed in my first powerlifting meet.
Life is full of ups and downs but this is what shapes us. If it hadn’t been for my own struggles, I would have never gotten to this point of helping other women through their own fitness journeys. -
No matter what life throws at you, keep on slayin -
PS Don't forget to check out my Facebook community for incredible women on their own journey to confidence and strength. Link in bio 🖤
A night that a few weeks ago I would have panicked about eating something a little naughty and having a cheeky drink!
Since starting my fitness journey earlier this year I began to hermit away from social events and going out just for the fact I worried I’d fall off plan.
Something I’ve come to realise though is the support I have from my friends and family and especially @richlexic . They don’t care if I can’t always eat something naughty or can’t have a drink and sometimes I feel I’ve made it into more of an issue than it needed to be.
But every once in a while it’s nice to have a meal off plan and it was lovely having a night out with @richlexic even if we are crap at ping pong!
What I’m trying to get at, is that if you surround yourself with people that support you, you don’t need to hermit away and avoid social events with friends and family. And eating out once in a while isn’t always such a bad thing as long as it’s in moderation.
We all need a break sometimes, to stop with all the things that we are busy with. To take a step back and reconsider about what is really important at this very moment and in our lives. In earlier times i could be sucked in the day and all the situations happening in that day. With all kinds of feelings and emotions with overwhelming as a result. Now i’m still learning to take a step back a few times during the day to reconsider and choose which way i want to go. With the result that i am slowing down my life. I love my life this way. What about you? Do you take a step back to reconsider during the day? #stillness
@iammelwells ♥ If you don’t follow her already, do it now!! 💕 Happy Saturday everyone. Off for a country walk and pub lunch today. Neck has eased up a little but going to take it super easy and keep up with the pain killers and stretches ♥ lots of love #selfcare#selflove#loveyourcurves
Is anyone else a soup weirdo like I am?! I’ll eat soup anytime (even in 100+ degree weather), and anywhere 😂😂it’s such a comfort food!! This was an amazing coconut curry lentil soup from a couple days ago! Was a great way to get some extra protein and veggies in 👏👏💪
Recovery comes one day at a time. And a lot of it is remembering each chance we get to perform is a blessing and priviledge.
I got to perform at the beginning of the month in the Marin Musical Theatre Company's yearly cabaret. My first time after surgery.
Things felt different for sure. But I still got to sing my face off and jump off a table or two with some truly beautiful souls, and remember why I choose my art again and again.
Thanks for letting me live my passion and dreams for another day @marinmusicals
And thanks to @gypsy_flower_power
For going on the journey with me to bring to life 2 characters from the first show that made me really care about my art (Roger and Mark from rent).
There's a lot of problems in the world
And they all begin from the lack of love
People trying to seek things in everything
Filling their hollowness
People turn their sadness into rage
Only to find out
It's all about the lack of love
S A L U T I N G the S U N
Let the sun shine
Let the sun shine baby
Let it all go
Let it all go baby ~ Labrinth
Honouring the soul and source of all life as we know it ☀️ The outlook is sunny here in Norfolk this weekend so we’re heading to the beach for some precious family time.
How will you be making the most of the sunshine?
A LAND OF BALANCE
My normal routine has been tossed these past 4 days and I am making peace with it. It is all about balance and the bigger picture.
I am on holidays so am enjoying a couple of glasses of wine each night which has affected my yoga practice 😬
I have missed the magical yoga sessions down by the river but have instead made time for it in our room... Bali is a fascinating land of balance. The black and white cloth accented with the red are all about the balance of opposing energy - good and bad, clean and dirty... all are part of life.
Letting myself step outside my normal health driven lifestyle has allowed me to experiment with this concept on a more personal level. While not ideal long term (for me anyway), letting go of my daily rituals and practices has allowed me more freedom and flexibility to enjoy other experiences like a temple offering this morning, a swim in the pool before breakfast, and a bigger than normal exotic breakfast.
We said goodbye to magical Ubud today - until next time!
Where can YOU let go of routine?
Why talk about dreams when you can make them come TRUE? REALity is a manifested point of view.
Thoughts turn to habits, that stick to You. Choose to align to your Destiny. That’s All there is to do. 🦋
One thing that I’ve learned in leading retreats worldwide, witnessing the transformation of human beings through the practice of yoga is that WE don’t know our own potential until we step outside our comfort zone. This is when LiFE really begins! When we choose to take a leap into the unknown and dedicate ourselves to getting to know SELF. For a lot of people the most uncomfortable things are the most beneficial to your life! Reflection. Re-evaluation. Rejuvenation. 😉
💚 Vegan Retreat
NOVEMBER 21 - 25th
With @nimai_delgado and @biancataylorm is almost FULL!🔥🤩😝🙌 (4 spots left)
DM me if you are interested in leveling up with some epic #VeganFriendly Though Leaders!
I’ll be teaching Yoga, AcroYoga, and Meditation daily on the beach in #SayulitaMexico 🌊😍🌅
Comment or message for more details🤙
@poyanshifter On the 📸
23 29692 days ago
For years I was deeply afraid to purchase what I knew would be one of my all time favorite convenience meals. Pesto tortellini.
My diet brain had taught me it was too high in calories, too high in fat, and too many carbs for my body to handle. So I passed on purchasing this meal for years.
I now know my diet brain 🧠 was wrong. The meal isn’t too many calories, carbs, or fat. I can have this meal when I want to enjoy it and I don’t gain weight, or bloat, and the world doesn’t end.
Intuitive eating gives you the freedom to make the call that’s right for both your physical and mental health. They both are equally important.
So as we head into the weekend make your food choices without any guilt or shame 😘💕 your body and your mind will thank you for it 💕
13 315619 hours ago
I may not have abs anymore but at least the curves are alive & thrivin’ 💁🏽♀️
Sometimes I look back at old pictures & wish I could look like that again.
I miss the shreds, the abs & the dedication.
When I see these pictures I think why can’t I look like that now?
But the truth is, I could, if I really wanted to.
I could commit myself to hours in the gym.
I could eat broccoli & chicken until I’m sick.
I could say no to random date nights, drinks with friends & morning donuts.
But at the end of the day, why?
I’m not prepping for anything so why create a life consumed by numbers & restriction? Don’t get me wrong, I still eat the veggies & lean proteins & go to the gym, but I’m learning to enjoy life a little more & not worry so much about the numbers that used to consume me.
So here’s to feelin’ dang good in the skin I’m in 💃🏽