Hi y’all! My name is Lisa Macy, and I hope to share with all of you not only a little about me, but about all the great things I have learned and am still learning in my studies, in hopes of helping you reach your nutrition, health and fitness goals.
I have always had a bit of an issues being a smidge overweight, but then I got to be more than a smidge overweight in my late 20’s/early 30’s and started developing some health issues (high blood pressure, extremely severe acid reflux). I tried to make decent nutrition choices, but I really wasn’t doing a great job at that because I really didn’t know enough about nutrition to know what choices I really should be making I just did things I thought were right. I also didn’t exercise, and never had. SO, I did what everyone else does, I down the prescriptions and just keep going, not really paying attention to the fact that I was suppressing symptoms and not getting to the root of the cause, which is hugely impart to improper nutrition and lack of exercise. During that time, my hubby and I both did a weight loss program and lost all the weight, but then we eventually gained it all back.
In 2006 my hubby’s job put us in a position to become full time RVers because his job takes us all over the country to stay in different places for a few months to a year or so at a time. Anyway, we were both still not eating as healthy as we should, still taking prescriptions, not exercising and still not losing weight. When I was a kid, all I ever wanted to do was be in the medical field so that I could help people. Well, God had other plans. I met my hubby and didn’t go to college. I felt that God apparently didn’t want me to be in the “medical” field. I think that He wanted me to learn about whole body natural health, and help people in that way. The reason I think this, is because He put the opportunity to go to school in my lap at a point in my life that it was a perfect fit, so I took Him up on it. In 2008, I decided I’d had enough of being unhealthy, and started going to school. I completed my Nutrition Consultant Certificate in 2009, my Master Herbalist Certificate in 2010, and my Holistic Health Practitioner Certificate in 2011. But I still wanted to learn more, so I decided to get my degrees too! I am currently working on a duel degree BA/MA in Nutrition and Natural Health. I should finish, if all goes well sometime in 2015. The more I know, the more I can help others!
Anyway, once I got started learning about nutrition, I decided that I can’t help others until I can fix myself. So I became my first client. It took me two full years (my 25th wedding anniversary in August of 2010 was my goal) to lose from 197 lbs., down to 137 lbs., by changing my eating habits and exercising regularly (IN my motorhome! which is a pretty small space!). I was also able to quit taking my prescriptions for high blood pressure and acid reflux. Since 2010, I HAVE gained back 20 lbs, that I’m currently working on getting rid of, but I’m a work in progress. I am NOT perfect and it can be very difficult to eat right all the time when not only you travel and live like we do, but also when your hubby is a very VERY picky eater and isn’t going to stop eating all the bad stuff. He is eating less of it though and is trying to do better. He does pretty much eat whatever I fix for dinner, but when he’s not at home, he doesn’t make as healthy a choice as he could. He’s convinced he is a carnivore and I can’t convince him otherwise. ha Oh well, he is trying to do better, and it takes baby steps to get to your goals sometimes. Since he does like to eat meat way more than I do, I do make the healthiest choices I can at the grocery store for him (organic, GMO free etc.). Lots of organic veggies and fruits too. Like I said, work in progress and baby steps. 🙂 It’s never too late to get back on track or go for that goal! Since we travel to so many places, sometimes two or three different areas in a year, I can’t really join a gym, so I utilize my DVD player with lots of different workouts. I have tried tons of them over the years, and like quite a few different ones. I feel healthier now that I think I ever have, and I’m definitely getting into the best shape of my life! And being that I’m closer to 50 than 40, that is a great accomplishment to me! 🙂
If I can do it, YOU can do it too! Let me help you with your nutrition/health/fitness goals! I’m here to cheer you on, help you make healthy decisions and help you towards your goals!
UPDATE: Feb 2016 – Hi everybody! Since I started my blog, a lot has happened in my life. To start, I had major back surgery in April 2014, my mother-in-law had a liver transplant in May 2014, my mom went into a coma in June of 2014 and passed away in October of 2014, spent a few months cleaning out her house after that. My life became rather chaotic, and my studies have been on the back burner, as has my blog and everything else in my world. I had more surgery in May 2015, this time on my sacroiliac joint, and now it’s February 2016 and I’m just starting to get back into some kind of routine again. I have tried multiple times to get back to exercising, to no avail. My back wouldn’t let me, then my sacroiliac wouldn’t let me. Sooo, I have a new exercise DVD coming tomorrow (hopefully) that I’m hoping my body will be agreeable to letting me do. Fingers crossed! So, that’s the latest and greatest in my life. Hoping the rest of the year continues to improve! 🙂
UPDATE: May 2016 – Hi y’all! 😀 I have recently started studying Reiki as another way of being able to help others. I have been fascinated by it since first learning what it was during my HHP studies. Well, recently it has become more than a fascination, it’s become more of a calling. I was told by multiple Reiki Master’s and have read in several books, that that is what typically happens. You’re called to do it. So, after praying about it and talking to different Reiki Masters, I chose to start Reiki classes. I am currently certified as a Reiki II practitioner, and hope to continue my studies through to Reiki Master and beyond. It’s a very exciting time for me!
UPDATE: September 2016 – Hi everybody! Well, as you know I studied Reiki earlier in the year. I finished my studies all the way through to Reiki Master, but it will take a long time to truly become a Master, so I choose for now to just be called a Reiki Practitioner. 😉 Since then I have also studied Animal Reiki too! During my earlier Reiki studies we touched on crystals and how the energy from crystals can help in the healing process, which I thought was pretty cool at the time, but over the last few months it became a huge yearning to learn more, so I am currently studying to become a Certified Crystal Healer which I hope to finish before Thanksgiving. I’ve always excelled at and loved science, so it’s super interesting and I’m loving learning about crystals! I’m also taking another course at the same time that is teaching me about Soul Realignment which is also super interesting. I’ve always been very spiritual; was raised in church; have very strong beliefs and very strong faith; though it’s not something I generally talk much about, so learning about Soul Realignment and the way it pertains to my beliefs and the science geek in me is also very interesting. I hope to finish that course by Thanksgiving too. All in all it’s been a verrrry busy year academically!
UPDATE: November 2016 – Hi everybody! Well I did it! I’m officially a Certified Crystal Healer!! I am already signed up for the Advanced Crystal Master course for next September too, so by the end of 2017 I will be an Advanced Crystal Master! I didn’t finish the Soul Realignment course by Thanksgiving, but I hope to finish it before the 1st of December. Just onnnnnne more assignment to turn in and I’ll be done! 😀
UPDATE: March 2017 – I have started taking classes to become an Aromatherapist! It will be a great complimentary addition to the other modalities that use and also great as a stand alone!