Hello again! It’s been awhile, but I am back with a new name, a new look, and ready for a fresh start.
Welcome to Rooted Nutrition!
Don’t worry, it’s still me, I was just time for A.M.Fit to get a little brand refresh. While A.M.Fit served me well over the years, it was more focused on my personal training business and less on my work as a dietitian. So much about me, what I offer, and what I believe about health and living a healthy life has changed. So, I figured it was time to really go for it and change it all!
Why Rooted Nutrition?
After I had both of my kids, life looked a whole lot different. After having my second baby, I took a big step back from working to be with my kids and give them all of my focus and attention, which was exactly what I felt like I was supposed to do. As time went on, I was starting to feel the itch to do a little more. I am first and foremost a mom. It is the greatest gift, and biggest challenge, of my life. My family and my kids will always be my priority, and I know that deep in my heart. There is also a part of me that has always been passionate about helping people live their healthiest lives, and I feel that is also something I am meant to do with my life.
As I gave my all to my children each and every day, I felt like I was losing a little bit of myself along the way. I found myself being frustrated with my kids easily, losing patience, focusing on the negative, and feeling like a failure because I couldn’t seem to be 100% mom and 100% working woman who helped provide financially for her family as well. I was letting myself get beat down by the daily struggles of life as a parent of 2 small kids and I felt like I was losing the battle.
I don’t like to lose, and I don’t take myself for someone who gives up when things get tough. I am a do-er and I want to fix things when I feel like they are off, and I felt like I was off. So, I sat myself down and had the tough conversation with myself that needed to be had. If I wanted things to change, and I wanted to start enjoying this life that I was blessed with, then it was my responsibility to change my outlook on life. I could choose to look at things in a negative light, or I could choose to find the positive in every situation and challenge myself to grow every day.
It was time to make some changes.
I started on a journey that has brought me to a place where I have so much more peace, confidence, and joy than I was allowing myself before.
I started taking back responsibility for my thoughts, choices, and attitude each day. I got up early before the kids each day and started my day with journaling, prayer, a devotional, mediation, and time with me and my thoughts, setting my intention for the day. I chose happiness, gratitude, joy, and kindness. I certainly wasn’t perfect, buh-lieve-me, but I was trying, and that made all the difference.
As I was doing my devotional one morning and trying to figure out what I should do with my business and how to find that precious balance of momming and working, the image of an onion came to me, and all of a sudden, I had a clear vision for the idea behind my new brand. An onion has layers, as does this life, as do we as people. The roots of the onion are dug deep into the ground, laying the foundation for a strong, beautiful flower to grow – or as I see it, the roots we choose to dig into this life through our mindset and our choices lead to the life we ultimately live. Now, this is not something you can see above the surface, this is the work you do inside yourself, in your heart and your mind as you challenge yourself to dig deeper into how you want to live. As you dig in those roots, do the hard work, and allow yourself to grow, a flower emerges, which is the beautiful life you get to live. Not only do you get to experience the beauty of a healthy, happy life, but those around you get to experience the beauty that you have to offer.
It seemed so simple, so fitting, so perfect, and I knew right then and there that it was time to rebrand. It was time for me to dig my roots into this life, into my business, and into the person I wanted to be and the way I wanted to live my life. It was time to start living in line with my intentions and choosing to live a life rooted in health and happiness.
I still don’t know where this will take me, but I’m ok with that. I trust that God has a plan for my life and for my business. His timing has never been anything but perfect in my life, even if I don’t see it that way at the time, it always seems to work out better if I just trust in Him. So that’s what I’m going to do.
I am building Rooted Nutrition slowly, mostly when the kids are napping and after they go to bed, and staying true to what I believe, who I am, and where I feel like this is all supposed to go. I am following my mission of wanting to help people live their healthiest lives and trying to do it in a way that will give those around me the chance to find the peace and the confidence to live a life rooted in health and happiness.
The Rooted Nutrition Philosophy
Health is found in more than just the food that you eat and whether or not you go to the gym. Health is found in your mind, how you care for your body, and through the food that you eat.
Finding health through mind, body, and food has become the focus of Rooted Nutrition. I am throwing the dieting mentality out the window, doing away with rules and restrictions and helping people find their healthiest life.
Learn about yourself, your relationship with food and exercise, and become aware of your habits in order to create healthy change. Live intentionally, set goals, work towards those goals every day, challenge yourself to surpass your own expectations, and live life to the healthiest. You only get one chance at this life. Be present, be mindful, and love the life you live.
Get back in touch with how you feel and care for your body in a way that makes you feel good. Fuel your body well, create a workout routine that you enjoy, that makes you feel strong, and that is realistic for your life. Prioritize sleep, learn to deal with stress in a healthy way, and honor your body with the choices you make.
Food is fuel. But food is also meant to be enjoyed, not restricted, not a source of stress or confusion, but a source of joy. Fuel your body with the nutrients it needs through a whole-food based diet using my PHFC approach. Learn to listen to your body, eat intuitively, indulge mindfully, and build the trust in yourself to make choices that honor your body.
What I Will Offer
While I have lots of ideas spinning around, I am really trying to keep it as simple as possible so that I can provide exactly what you need to live your healthiest life. I am doing away with the idea of the initial consult, random follow up appointment here and there and offering my services in a way that will yield the best results for you.
The framework that I have seen work best for my clients, and what research proves most beneficial for lasting behavior change, is working together consistently over an extended period of time. That allows me to get to know you so that I can best help you, provide feedback, accountability, and guidance to help you navigate all sorts of life situations that can prove challenging when you are trying to create healthy changes. It also give you a chance to really dig deeper and work through the realities of life to create a healthy lifestyle that makes sense for you.
Here is what I am going to offer as I get this thing started:
A 7 Day Challenge to help you jumpstart your journey towards a life rooted in health and happiness.
My 6-Week Get Rooted Program will give you the chance to learn about all aspects of a healthy life as we explore health in mind, body, and food. There is so much great content in this one that I am working on as we speak! You’ll get weekly videos with different topics and homework assignments to focus on, meal plans, workouts, and so much more.
One-On-One Clients will work closely with me for a period of 3 months as we check in weekly and you have access to my Healthie platform to log your food and workouts, send me messages, and get my feedback and accountability in real time.
So that’s the story, folks! I am so excited to get started on the journey that is Rooted Nutrition, and I am happy that you are coming along for the ride. Keep checking back in and I’ll keep putting out blog posts and newsletters with some fun and helpful content. If there is anything you’d like to hear about in particular, just reach out and let me know!
Stay healthy, friends.