Hi, I'm Mimie
I’m a Nutrition and Fitness Coach for female professionals and Founder of Keeping It Real Fit.
"I help busy business women take better care of their bodies, so they can take better care of their business and life."
Too often, it’s easy to get caught up in the vortex of work or running your business that you end up taking care of everything and everyone else, but yourself.
When it comes to your own self-care, you know you can do better. Your health may have been put on the back burner. As women, we often put ourselves last, behind our work and our loved ones. It's an enduring quality, yet self-sabotaging.
I know what it’s like to have a hectic schedule while wearing multiple hats. It’s easy to put your health on the side lines and say things like:
"I'm too tired"
“I don’t have time today”
“I’ll get to exercising tomorrow”
“I’ll make lunch tomorrow. I'll buy today.”
“I’m travelling this week, so I’ll start getting healthier next week”
“I’ll just get this one thing done, then squeeze in a workout later” (later never happens)
If you’re feeling a bit sheepish right now because this may sound like you, that’s okay. I’ve been there too. I’ve heard it all and lived it all. I've had my fair share of the "day after guilt" of not exercising or because I ate that fast food lunch (again), or because I didn't have any energy left to spend quality time with my loved ones.
I frequently hear from women that they could lose some weight, they have low energy, they don't get enough sleep, or they simply aren't happy with how they look. I was once in this boat too, until I decided that I had enough of feeling unhealthy and unhappy with myself.
The good news is, if you are in this boat, things can change for you too. Right now. Right this second. As long as you DECIDE and COMMIT to take better care of your body, the rest will take care of itself in time. That's what happened to me.
For most of my adult life, I have held demanding management positions in the corporate world, which essentially meant that I was “always on”. Work never really stopped for me…unless I was sleeping. Unfortunately, my sleep was not quality sleep. So I would typically wake up tired, foggy and not refreshed.
I wasn't eating the right kinds of food. I ate out way too much. I wasn't exercising the right way to maximize results. I had a gym membership, but if truth be told, there were times that I hardly broke a sweat. But it felt good to say "I went to the gym".
This vicious cycle took a toll on me and I was tired of feeling "meh" all the time. So I decided to make a change -- for good. That was 15 years ago.
Over those years, I learned everything I can about nutrition and fitness. I invested time and money in training programs, courses, coaches, books and am currently completing my Nutrition and Exercise Certification from Precision Nutrition.
I learned how to stay in shape while working long hours, travelling for work and taking care of the home. All without sacrificing eating delicious food, hunger or living in the gym. And yes, I do occasionally eat bread and love wine!
I essentially stayed the same weight over those years, but my body composition changed. I lost fat and leaned out and am stronger than I've ever been. And most of that change happened in my early 40's. I don't own a scale, but I do keep a pair of old jeans from 15 years ago as my gauge.
"Eating well and fitness became non-negotiable."
It helped me stay energetic and be at my best for my job and my personal life.
It’s never too late to start getting healthier
In December of 2016, I turned 45 and am in the best shape of my life. I feel that I'm in my right-sized body, am stronger and have more energy than I ever had.
I started to take notice that women were asking me "what was I doing" to stay fit. The funny thing was that I didn’t think I was doing anything out of the ordinary. What I was doing was simply following a set of routines (a system) that I created for myself that became habits.
I kept a food journal and tracked every single workout since 2011. More importantly, I noted my progression and the refinements made over the years to make eating well and fitness less of a chore to fit my schedule and lifestyle. These became habits and “what I did” without a second thought. I don't eat like a bird, nor do I spend endless hours working out. NEWS FLASH - you don't have to.
Girlfriends often suggested that I should teach busy women how to get in their best shape regardless of their starting point. So...
A new beginning
In 2016, I made a big scary decision to leave a successful marketing career in the corporate world to build Keeping It Real Fit, Nutrition and Fitness Coaching. I teach like-minded and like-hearted female professionals to become a better version of themselves through food and fitness.
It's not just about weight.
It’s about being stronger and fit.
It’s about being more confident in your own skin, happier and free.
One of the biggest benefits of unleashing the leaner, more fit you - - is freedom. Freedom from what holds you back because your body is not in shape. Free from having low energy. Free from your own self-consciousness and negative thoughts on how you look. Free from hiding your body. Free from the fear of potential health problems.
When we look good, we feel good.
- Imagine feeling free and confident speaking in front of a crowd or on camera, knowing that you look your best and portraying a positive image for your company.
- Imagine feeling free to wear a form fitting dress or those skinny jeans.
- Imagine feeling free and having ample energy to run, ski, swim, hike or play with the kids.
- Imagine feeling free to book that beach vacation, so you can rock that bikini!
- Imagine feeling free from worrying about your health.
This is all possible for you and a reality that is closer than you think. The best part is that by setting your body free by eating and moving better, there are positive ripple effects on other areas of your life. Such as your relationships, quality of sleep, stress, and your work.
How we physically feel has ripple effects on our mentality, emotions and spirit.
Getting in shape
can be difficult...but
it doesn't have to be.
Sometimes you simply need a wing woman.
Keeping It Real Fit coaching aims to set you free to live your fullest life. I wanted to build a business that empowers, educates and elevates ambitious women to another level. A level that will bring joy, freedom and confidence from unleashing a leaner, more fit body. To give women the best chance to live happier, live longer, improve their relationships, improve their quality of sleep and lower stress levels.
If you’re still reading this, you’ve likely come to the realization that you need help to shed some extra pounds, get lean and boost your energy level.
Fast forward to December 31, 2017. Close your eyes and imagine how you want to FEEL about your body. Hold on to that emotion. I want to help you get there. Ready to make 2017 the year to put your health on the front burner?