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Hi, I’m Robyn, and I am the nutrition coach at YQL Nutrition.
My mission is to help every single person who works with me achieve “Your Quality Life”, through nutrition and lifestyle coaching.
I am a Registered Nurse with a passion for helping people paired with a passion for healthy eating… but here’s the thing, I STRONGLY believe that Your Quality Life can be achieved while STILL eating the foods you love, avoiding deprivation, and not putting your life on hold to achieve your aesthetic, health, or performance goals.
Here’s how and why I fell in love with nutrition coaching:
I have ALWAYS been intrigued about health, nutrition, and fitness; but was truly an uncoordinated and unathletic girl who desperately wanted to be athletic but had no idea how. I spent a lot of time spinning my wheels, trying fad diets, dietary restriction, excessive exercising … nothing seemed to work. I always looked skinny but fluffy, and NOT at all toned and muscular as I so badly wanted…
SO I decided to go the most extreme route possible and sign up for a bikini competition!
The bikini competition was an amazing experience … it really was. I learned a lot about myself, I proved to myself that I had the discipline and drive to look at a goal and achieve it head-on! After that experience, I was HOOKED on pursuing health and fitness as a lifestyle. BUT I also learned that the bikini competitor lifestyle just wasn’t the road that I wanted to take, as I realized how extremes in diet and exercise weren’t conducive to the lifestyle that I wanted to lead.
Post bikini competition, I also encountered some “uncomfortable” GI issues that I needed to address before attacking any more aesthetic goals.
Nutrition Coaching Changed My Life
At this point, my husband encouraged me to join a CrossFit class … I was skeptical… but after day one I was hooked – THIS was it! This supportive, fun, and challenging atmosphere was what I yearned for, I was elated to find something my husband and I could do together… but I was still plagued by the desire to FEEL better. I was spending my evenings on the couch looking 6 months pregnant in a significant amount of GI distress. SO I decided to take a leap of faith and work one on one with a nutrition coach – this experience literally CHANGED MY LIFE!
- Nutrition is NOT just about aesthetics – mindset, GI health, hormone health, stress all play a role
- Feeling better and being healthy is more important than looking lean and feeling exhausted
- Abs are not the pinnacle of health if you feel terrible all the time
- Accountability is a HUGE factor for success.
- Success is WAY MORE than the number on the scale
- You can eat the foods you love and still reach your goals
Since then I have immersed myself in learning about all things nutrition, I have taken multiple certifications, worked with nutrition and business mentors, and have been working with my own clients for over 3 years.
I am now living my quality life, with my husband of 5 years and our two beautiful sons.
I feel so grateful to be helping others achieve their health and fitness goals, and I am so excited to help YOU live “Your Quality Life”