Hi, I’m Kellee!
My absolute passion is to help women re-write their wellness story so they understand how to feel good and put themselves first.
I created my wellness coaching business to help women transform from playing small to living large. When you show up in the world feeling good, you are reconnecting with your most authentic self, and being wholeheartedly yourself leads to living your best life. There’s one thing I know for sure, and it’s that there’s more to life than calorie counting & using exercise as a punishment.
INSIDE MY JOURNEY
Up until my last year of college, I was a cardio bunny, afraid of lifting weights at the gym. Things changed after I took a weight training class, where I gained the confidence I needed to quit playing small.
I fell in love with weight training & I decided to pursue a career in the fitness industry. I was in the best shape of my life. I coached, worked out, and ate “clean.” I was doing all the right things…RIGHT?!
Well…maybe not. At the peak of all this, I started to experience symptoms that were making my high-energy lifestyle hard to keep up with.
Because I looked “healthy” and felt I had an image to keep up as a personal trainer, at first I brushed it off thinking it would pass if I stayed with my “clean” diet and continued to work out.
SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE
But, my resistance to seeking help was not doing me any favors. I was feeling more fatigued & drained than ever.
So what’s a girl to do when she hits a tipping point?
Jump on Google.
I conducted a massive search to figure out what was up. All things pointed to a thyroid issue. So, I went to the doctor, where I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. They handed me generic medication & said “maybe you’ll feel better in a year.”
At the time, I thought medications were supposed to make things go away, but my meds were not helping me at all. Months later, the brain fog crept in, which made regular tasks 10 x harder.
Despite “eating clean”, working out, & taking the medication my doctor RX’d, my symptoms were getting worse. I couldn’t keep up with my coaching schedule anymore & my personal life was tanking.
I felt like a zombie in a 20-something-year-old’s body.
MY HEALING JOURNEY
Even though I was frustrated & tired, I knew there had to be something I could do to heal, regain my energy and clear my thoughts.
I trusted my intuition & I found a functional medicine doctor, where I learned I had Hashimoto’s (an autoimmune disease). This was the start of my journey into holistic & integrative wellness!
I spent over two years learning from naturopathic doctors, functional medicine practitioners and multiple healers.
I found a common theme- treat the person as a whole entity and not separate- the mind, body and spirit are all connected. I learned that I could reverse the condition with certain lifestyle practices & that getting to the root cause of the condition was much more powerful than masking it with medication.
Once I started practicing these methods and incorporating them into my everyday life I started to see major changes in my health.
I know NOW that my autoimmune diagnosis was the Universe’s way of guiding me to explore the different components of wellness. It opened the door for me to explore new concepts, methods, and practices that not only strengthened my body and mind, but also inspired me to reconnect to my soul.
In my own coaching practice, I began to question the way I was working with my clients. I felt that I was just skimming the surface of health by giving them a workout 2-3 times a week and not serving them on a mental or spiritual level.
I mean, If I was doing all the “right things” and I still felt fatigue and brain fog- wellness surely couldn’t be all about working out and eating “clean” with the 80/20 rule.
Because the holistic health approach helped me so much, I went back to school and got my Masters of Kinesiology-concentration in Integrative Wellness and Lifting You Up was born.
The coaching I now offer to women takes the WHOLE woman into consideration. We customize a wellness program for you that integrates your mindset, your body and your spirit. Each woman has a unique story and we write your wellness narrative together by listening to exactly what you need to feel good. I fully believe that it is possible for you to live your best life so join me & let’s start your path to true wellness.