Hey! I’m Aly - and I am ecstatic that you’re here - because you and me? We definitely have a few things in common.
Just like you I was once caught up in my everyday so focused on work, and auditions, and friends, and relationships and family and WOAH - all of the sudden I had completely stopped focusing on myself.
It hit me like a ton of bricks.
I didn’t know where to begin. I started looking for ways to lose weight, be more fit, and have better mental and emotional habits, but the endless amount of information and different opinions left my head spinning.
I felt stuck.
I would go to the gym, hop on an eliptical for 30 minutes 5 times a week and wonder why I wasn’t losing any weight. I would eat at the cafeteria thinking I was choosing the healthiest options and still the scale wouldn’t budge - what was happening?!
I would spend all my time thinking about how I could be more productive and still find time to do the extra stuff that would make me happy and balanced - and ya know? I just didn’t know how to start.
I was frustrated.
As a result I went through a period of pretty intense anxiety. Between the work, auditions, and my social life I had exhausted myself. I wasn’t physically or mentally healthy enough to take on that kind of stress - and it soon became so debilitating that I had to be medicated. I was in serious need of some help with nowhere to turn.
I desperately wanted to be my best self, but I hadn’t quite figured out how to pull her out of hiding.
4 years after moving to the city I was still carrying around 25 extra lbs and my antidepressants.
Not the highlight of my life…
Little did I know I was about to get a wake up call.
One day I woke up not feeling well - in a way I had never felt before. A few days later my eyes turned yellow followed by my skin. I went to the hospital and was admitted immediately.
My liver was failing. And fast.
2 weeks later after many tests, talks of liver transplants, and major confusion I got a diagnosis. I had an autoimmune disease called autoimmune hepatitis. It was rare and it was a genetic disposition and there was no consistent reason that it gets triggered.
But i knew why.
My stress, my terrible lifestyle habits, and my unhealthy self talk had landed me in big trouble. I had hit the end of what my body could take. My immune system was screaming at me to stop. Stop or that was it for us.
And then something magical happened.
There was no way that I was going to keep on living like this. I was reborn. I opened my eyes to the possibility that there must be something better out there. And just like that it dropped straight into my lap.
My friend asked me if I wanted to do a Beachbody program with her called P90X. “Sure! Never heard of it!” I replied.
Best. Decision. Of. My. Life.
I lost 25 lbs with P90X. I was stronger than ever, I had learned how and what to eat, and I was happy as a clam. I felt amazing in my body, my self esteem went through the roof, and pretty soon I was able to go off of my antidepressants - my anxiety had (not so mysteriously) vanished.
It was pretty clear that there were two things I needed to be successful. A PLAN AND A REASON. Knowing how to accomplish my goals and believing in their importance made ALL the difference.
After I lost the weight I saw how much mental energy I had put into thinking about what to eat and how to workout. I used the surplus of energy I had now to start soaking up personal development and spiritual teachings. I began to look inward and saw that there was more happiness and joy to be had a few levels deeper than I had been taught to think. Magic.
Soon after, I started coaching others to do the same. I built a team of 185 girls who all had similar stories to me and one by one we created a community about getting out of the bad habits and into our best selves. It was powerful.
I soon began to see a pattern - an important one. Most of the clients I coached for weight loss and health were being held back by something different than not having the tools. It was mental. Their mindset and their limiting beliefs were the things holding them back from uncovering their best self.
Of course, after realizing this, I dove into learning how to help create those safe spaces where these issues could be discussed. I offer health coaching, life coaching, small business mentorship and group coaching now. All of these complement one another because whole body wellness has to do with finding balance in all the areas of your life.
Since I lost the weight and the anxiety I have created my own business and brand that supports me to live the lifestyle I’ve always wanted. I’ve helped over 700 people lose weight and feel more themselves. I’ve coached 185 people to create a business where they can be financially free while supporting others and making a difference. -- And I’m not stopping now.
It truly is a happy ending - (hint: you’re in it)
I believe that whole body (mental + physical) wellness is the key to uncovering your truest and best self. Seriously. In fact, why don’t you sign up here get my updates now - http://eepurl.com/chrTsn
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And thank you, thank you, thank you for stopping by. YOU are my inspiration. And my mission is to help YOU thrive.
Here’s to de-stressing health, spirituality and productivity for good - and finding our best and brightest selves.