I am so grateful that I found Janeen and her approach to my health. I have needed to bring the focus on my health into the forefront for some time but always had other things that seemed more pressing.
Janeen offers me the perspective necessary to see that my health must take its rightful place at the top of my list if I want to get everything done that is put before me. I have worked on different programs for years to lose weight and had limited success but this is the first time that someone has spent time getting me to look at my mindset and my view of myself and my body before talking about food and exercise and that is exactly the approach I needed to live a wholly healthy life.
I am feeling better every day and the order that has permeated my family's life and beyond has been nearly magical!
Within four months of adopting Janeen's Wholistic lifestyle the combined family weight loss was immense, almost too much to comprehend. Gone are the IBS, speech delay, chronic morning nausea, PMS, 35 lbs., cravings, mystery skin rashes, non-stop runny noses, coughs and colds, lethargy, and acne. Four years later the gain of restored health and happiness still abounds. This is a lifestyle never to be given up only improved upon for us.
Four years ago, when I was in the midst of a particularly bad bout of compulsive eating and depression, I went to Janeen for help. She said to me, "We can fix this. We are going to fix this". There she was, all fit, thin, confident and healthy, and I wanted to laugh out loud. I thought to myself, "Lady, you have no idea what you are dealing with here!"
I was 45 years old and had struggled with my weight my entire life. Obesity and compulsive eating ran rampant in my family. I had been obese for years but slowly, over a long time, had managed to keep off about 50 pounds...but it hadn't been easy. Every day was a fight with my body. Every day was counting calories, dreading putting on pants, hating myself for what I ate. But I wanted to hope. I wanted to believe Janeen. And I am glad I did, because she changed my life.
Today, I can truly say I have peace with my body (most days!). Janeen has helped me learn how to feed myself and my family in the healthiest way possible. I am more fit at 50 years old than I have ever been in my life.
I just completed my certification to become a spin instructor - something I would have NEVER even considered before. I have more energy; my cholesterol is so good the doctor called to congratulate me on it and I feel better than I have ever felt in my life. Someone said to me, "You are the healthiest person I know". My first thought was, "Well, you don't know Janeen!" but my second thought was, "Wow! I have come so far!"
I have greatly diminished my craving for junk food. I actually crave vegetables and feel sick when I eat something fatty or rich in dairy. I would have never thought I could say that.
Do I follow the program perfectly? No. Was I scarfing down Doritos on the couch several weeks ago? Yes. I am not perfect in any way. But I constantly remind myself that it is a journey and I continue to make progress. I had to take Janeen's class three times for it all to sink in. Every year I eat healthier and enjoy it more. Every year I have more peace with my body and have more appreciation for the knowledge Janeen gave me.
I have been blown away by Janeen's ability to help me close the gap between where I am and where I want to be in all aspects of my life. I've learned how to decrease the negative chatter in my head and become the pleasant and present mom I so desperately want to be for my family.
Janeen taught me how to select healthier foods and think more critically about what I am eating and its value to my health and energy level, as well as how it affects my long-term health. She continually cites sources, giving further credibility to her suggestions, and offers a list of reading materials that give me deeper understanding of the importance of healthy eating.
She also offers a variety of recipes that she has created/tested that are truly the BEST. For the past four years, I have followed Janeen’s suggestions and feel I am a healthier person and in far better control of my health. I am very fortunate and thankful to have had the opportunities to be a part of Janeen's excellent workshops and her shared knowledge... in making me more aware of what I eat...thanks Janeen!"