What started as a very difficult decision was made much easier with Teresa's support and transparency. She was honest and open about her experiences and shared how I may feel both physically and emotionally along each step of my weight loss journey. She helped me understand the risks and the benefits of the surgery and was extremely instrumental in pointing me to the right bariatric surgeon. She understoood my fears and was there during every step of my journey, which included visiting me in the hospital and checking in with me frequently before and after surgery. Her words of wisdom and encouragemenet validated the benefits of this life changing/saving decision. Although we each come to our decision differently, the additional support and encouragement Teresa provided was not only appreciated but necessary to make me realize what truly was the best decision of my life.
I retired from teaching a year ago. I spent the last year basically resting and recovering after 33 years of teaching. I came to the conclusion that I was ready to do more for myself. I knew that there were changes in my thinking and behavior that needed to be made. So, when I had the chance to be coached by Teresa for help in putting these changes into place, I began my journey to a healthier me.
One of the first things that I found to be a tremendous eye opener was the questions that I had to answer about myself. As I was working with Teresa, the questions that she asked didn't have anything to do with just losing weight. The questions had me reflecting on what I considered to be a healthier, happier me. What did that look like? What did that feel like? Was it important enough for me to put new habits in place? She helped me realize what things in my life were helping me, as well as what things were obstacles. Through the course of my coaching cycle, I have been able to plan a long term commitment for my better health. The coaching has given me the mental tools to develop better eating and exercise habits. It has also given me the ability to put myself first if it is something that will affect my health. I feel more confidence in myself to make the right decisions that will keep me health.
Oct. 31, 2019
I have to say that I was truly impressed with Teresa as a wellness coach. I have a Life coach and a Spiritual Coach and realized that I was missing a key component in my life. Teresa was great at walking me through her questions and having me repeat back my responses to her not just for her own clarity but for mine. This definitely put the accountability back on me and allowed me to process my responses and create my biweekly goals to which were going to assist me in reaching my ultimate goal of PEACE.
I learned that only I can control what I allow to affect my attaining peace. I have worked at incorporating her steps into my goals for the rest of the year and going into 2021.
You won't get a better person and one who truly cares about you, the person not you the client paying a fee. She is all in.
I look forward to working with her in the future
Gratitude with an Attitude
Fredericksburg Homes for Heroes Event Coordinator
Teresa was amazing to work with! She was super motivating and always available to lend a helping hand or an inspiring quote. She made you dig deep into why you chose to change what you did and what would happen if you didn't change anything. She knew the right questions to ask, would help build upon the goals a chose, and even turned me on to creating back up plans. She helped steer my life in the direction I always knew I wanted it to go but just never had the resources to achieve it. Teresa was my resource, my guiding hand, and my motivational quote. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to change their life for the better.
Having never used a health coach, I was unsure what to expect. What I received was above and beyond my wildest imagination. Accountability. Encouragement. The tools I needed to work towards my goals.
Teresa established accountability to ensure I kept to my goals. She supported me when I slipped, and celebrated with me when I achieved or exceeded the week's goal. She encouraged me to focus on the end goal by tackling small, achievable stepping stones. She provided a variety of tools to help me change my old patterns and create new ones.
Prior to working with Teresa, I would allow a small setback to grow into a massive failure. In the end, I would give up on the goal. She taught me that just because I hadn't achieved my goal didn't mean that I wouldn't... it just meant I hadn't achieved it YET.
She's the best; two thumbs up!
Working with Teresa has helped me focus on how to overcome some of my weaknesses. She encourages a positive attitude, giving strategies to make small steps toward a single goal. By making specific single goals each session, I have been able to accomplish some tasks that i otherwise hadn’t. Her mindful approach has enabled me to be aware of my current situation and realistically set into action a plan for success. …..Nancy A