I’ve recently had some people ask me why do I have a life coach? How much does it cost? Why do you need someone to tell you how to eat? I found out a lot of people have a misunderstanding of what a life coach does. A year and a half ago I was stuck. I wanted to lose weight but I didn’t want to go back to my old habits. I wanted to get away from the eating disorder that I had. I knew a lot of fade diets but I still hadn’t found a lifestyle that I could maintain. So I found my life coach, Karlee Fain. I think we only spent the first two phone calls talking about food and what to eat. She helped me get to the root of why I was choosing the foods that I was choosing. She didn’t tell me to give up my doughnuts when we started. She helped me come to the conclusion that doughnuts weren’t going to get me to my goals. I couldn’t do the things that I’m doing now if I was tired all the time from eating junk. She recently reminded me that I had once called the taste of a grape, a squishy apple. LOL!! At the time an apple was the only fruit that I liked. She has helped me turn my thinking around. If I wouldn’t say negative things to my patients then why would I say them to myself in my head. She helped me turn my negative self talk into positive thinking. I still do a lot of the exercises that she taught me. I write in my journal nearly every day now. I watch what I eat because I don’t want to feel negative or have my stomach hurting. What you eat affects your mood. I think that every one could benefit from having a life coach. I wouldn’t be writing this blog if it wasn’t for her. It was her idea. I haven’t regretted listening to her guidance. It may have taken me years to get to the root of some of my issues. Investing in my life coach is also an investment in myself. I am very grateful for her choosing me as a client. I remember praying when we had our first call that she would choose me as a client. She has introduced me to a whole new life that I never knew was possible for me. To me life coaching is necessary.