Health Coach, Personal Trainer, Nutritionist and Reiki Master
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Hi I'm Belle Barber, I help overworked women take control of their health by helping them reduce stress, eat healthier, exercise differently and have fun so that they can live happier fuller lives. I am a ADAPT Certified Functional Health Coach, I'm a NASM certified personal trainer, a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and a Reiki Master.
Most of my life I have been interested in being the healthiest version of myself that I could be. I have tried so many things to be healthy that haven't helped or that have actually ended up hurting me. I, like many people, believed that health was having a perfect body. I would spend hours at the gym daily and keep my calories under 1200 a day.
As you can guess this didn't lead to a perfect body or anything close to health. It took many years to recover and a lot of discovery about myself, food, exercise and mindfulness.
At this point in my life I don't have a perfect body but I am healthy and happy! Besides, what is a perfect body?
My goal is to help as many women as I can reach this same state and continue down a healthy path. I believe that all women are worthy of being the best version of themselves and I want to help them to discover that version. As a Health Coach, I support women to reach a higher level of health and well being by helping them to recognize their own strength and wisdom.
In 2009, I started following a Paleo diet because I was looking to lose weight and I did lose weight but I also gained so much more. I was able to finally relate how important food is to my health. For as long as I could remember I had suffered from anxiety. I thought that sleeping 2-4 hours a night was normal for me. About 1 month after I stopped eating gluten, I started sleeping like a baby. The realization that what I was eating could affect me mentally was huge.
For many years I felt great and then I found myself slipping back into unwanted behaviors. I was still eating Paleo but I had started to follow a low-carb diet and I was doing CrossFit. The combination was not working for me. I started gaining weight, I was exhausted, my face was breaking out and most importantly, I stopped sleeping again. It took me a while but I finally realized that I needed to slow down and eat more, specifically carbs. This was a really hard change to make but I am so glad that I did.
Since then all I've wanted to do was educate people. As I've continued to educate people, I've realized that it takes more than education. So many people believe that they are unable to change, they don't have enough will power or that lifestyle changes are too difficult. All of this untrue. Many people just haven't realized their full potential yet. That is where I, as a Health Coach, come in. I will work with you, as your partner, to help create new habits, change unwanted behavior, be more mindful and become the happiest, healthiest version of yourself that you can be.