Hey I’m Katrina,
I’m a wife, a mum and I’m on a mission to help mums regain their energy and live life to their full potential.
So why am I so passionate about helping mums create healthier, happier lives?
From a young age I have been inspired to help others and make a difference. Helping others was the reason I first went into the charity sector and I have spent the last 15 years working for children’s charities. Over the last few years my own health journey and my passion for health and happiness has inspired me to become a Certified Health and Lifestyle coach – so I can impact the lives of thousands of women in the most powerful way!
I haven’t always been healthy, in fact my life looked very different just a few years ago.
So, what happened to turn my health challenges into success?
I’d love to say that I had that light bulb moment one day and decided to turn my life around, but in fact it was a health scare at the age of 32 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. My diagnosis was a wake up call that I needed to look at my life and make some changes. My husband and I were trying to start a family and I knew things needed to change, I just didn’t know how.
Little did I know, that the following few years would be an incredibly challenging period where I suffered fertility issues, weight fluctuations, adrenal fatigue and periods of anxiety. The emotional rollercoaster and stress I suffered recovering from my cancer diagnosis and trying to fall pregnant impacted my health more than I realised. I was struggling with feelings of negative self-worth and lacking self-belief and I pretended that nothing was wrong.
After a year of fertility treatment, we were incredibly blessed to welcome a son into the world.
Unfortunately, my son’s birth was a catalyst for an emotional breakdown. I couldn’t breastfeed and I suffered post-natal anxiety. I was overweight, I had no energy and struggled to get out of bed each day. I was on a diet of coffee, sugar and carbs and I didn’t like myself, in fact I hated myself.
I lived in this state for over 18 months.
Looking back on this difficult period of my life made me realise that I had hit rock bottom. It should have been the happiest time of my life, yet it was a significant turning point in my life when I was forced to focus on me and my wellbeing.
Fast forward three and a half years and a few weeks after my 40th birthday, we were surprised with the most unexpected news that I was pregnant, and our family was soon to become 4! We conceived naturally, and I knew that all the work I had done on myself over the previous few years had well and truly paid off. I was healthy, strong and happy and now pregnant!
In September 2018, we welcomed our second baby boy into the world, a beautiful hypnobirthing and drug free delivery.
The following weeks were a bit of a blur where I felt some of the same feelings of anxiety creep in. I wasn’t loving how I felt or how I looked. My body was out of shape and I began criticizing myself for feeling and looking this way. I could have given in to those feelings, yet I promised myself that this time would be different. I now had the tools to build myself back up and help me rise above these emotions and negative thoughts.
Being a mum, I craved balance.
I was desperate to escape the guilt, anxiety and overwhelm trying to be everything to everybody and feeling like I had no time to focus on me. I learnt the hard way on my journey back to great health. I changed my habits, I nourished my body and let go of my limiting beliefs and negative self-talk. I discovered the true benefits of nourishing my gut and I learnt to love myself again. I found a new kind of balance. I learnt what it means to heal from the inside out and regained my inner glow.
The one thing I do know is that my body is a gift, and nothing is more important than my physical and mental health. Ralph Waldon Emerson said, ‘The first wealth is health’. You see, my health effects every area of my life – the way I feel, the way I think, the way I parent my two boys and the way I show up for myself in every area of my life.
I am still on that journey of self-discovery, constantly learning and growing and making sure that when I wake up each morning, I am better than the person I was yesterday.
If you’re waking up each day not in love with yourself and not living your best life, then I am committed to supporting you on your journey to great health.
Life is too short to waste another day. So, if you want to make a change – it starts with you and it starts today. Don’t wait years like I did. You can take the first step today.
With much love and gratitude,