Hi. I’m Tessa
For the past 20 years, I have been a health care clinician working as an Registered Nurse for 8 years and then a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for 12 years respectively. I have always felt that bad food and disease have a relationship, but never found the driver to take me in this direction, until May of 2017. It was then that I took the plunge an became a certified FASTer Way to Fat Loss® coach. This move not only opened the door to help other women eat MORE and workout LESS, but it also gave me the exposure to nutrition in a way that I had never experienced before. I became immersed in changing my own view of nutrition to the point of pursuing a functional nutrition certification. I felt like this was the right time to get this right in my own life.
My Mission is to empower women of all ages to realize their health and the quality of their life is a choice. Age is NOT a determining factor for how healthy one can be. Christ’s love is a living reminder that our life is a precious gift. Providing this vessel with the best care, whether it be from nutrition, positive mindset or exercise is what Christ calls us to do. Mama, if I can do it, so can you!
“become obsessed with the things you love about yourself”
we all are on a journey
I am in my late 40’s and I remember when I turned 40(almost 10 years ago, yikes) I was reading a magazine article about all the body changes to expect after 40. I quickly closed the magazine and sat in the middle of my bed and cried. That is when I decided that whatever deterioration that my body was set for, I was going to do everything in my power to stop the process. It wasn’t going to be me, I could beat this. Oh, how silly to think I could fool Mother nature. Life happens and I got crazy busy. As full time working mom of 2 forced overtime hours, it is my season, whether I like it or not….it’s was time to DO in a big way each and everyday. And although my my heart and mind where aligned and determined, my body quickly responded to the pace and said screw you. I found myself with adrenal fatigue and estrogen dominance as a result, on thyroid meds and despite my over exercising and undereating I was quickly gaining weight despite all of my efforts to defy the odds.
Working out and eating right is decision I've made to do that my whole life and I consider myself a self taught expert. It started as a teen in the 80’s, when I bounced around to Jane Fonda and Gilad Jankowitz videos in my parent’s living room. I was also an avid runner in High School, which still to this day, provide easy active outlet that I continue to enjoy. Since High School to present day, I have maintained some level of working out regimen and eating plan my entire life. It is not a choice but more of a lifestyle. I would have never imagined that I would be where I am today. Health and wellness coaching has never been a goal that I carved out for myself. But once I tried the FASTer Way to Fat Loss®, I knew I had to tell others. It is unlike an eating and workout plan I had ever done. You workout LESS and eat MORE, a concept that was unlike any other fitness and workout plan I have ever tried. PS, I have tried them all, literally name it, I have done it. I love to eat food and I love to workout so, it was a natural fit for me. So from my purview the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® found me, functional nutrition found me, you found me and I am ready to help you be the best you can be, cause I have been there...right where you are. It’s not about struggle, it’s not about almost getting the results you want. It’s about YOUR goals, YOUR dreams, what you want for yourself. I am here to provide the guidance for you to get to where you want to be.
When I am not putting people to sleep for surgery or coaching others to better health, I am a mom to 2 amazing kids, 1 border collie/Blue heeler mix doggie, a white bunny Ginger and a wife to the most supportive husband in the world. I am wildly blessed by these 3 each and every day. They bring me joy and are a living reminders of Christ’s love in my life. I am no superhero, I live by choice and that is something that an truly empower my clients to do.