My Story…

 

“We can change our lives. We can do, have and be exactly what we wish.” – Tony Robbins

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My name is Vmarketing-meanessa Augustus.  I was born in Nottingham, England.   I live here with  my partner Mark and our two cats, Bam Bam and Pepples.  I have two grown up children and a granddaughter I adore. In my late twenties I spent some time away from my home town. My travels took me and my children to Manchester. We lived there for seven years.  I met some fantastic people there. It’s my second home. After meeting Mark I had a short residency in Banbury, a market town in Oxfordshire.


My Career…

Mark and I both work full time in busy and demanding roles.  However, I’ve always had a passion for helping others.  After graduating in 2002, I started my career in community development. I’ve worked for local councils, government bodies and in the voluntary sector.  In 2011, I was the host of business workshops for social entrepreneurs.  No matter how small my contribution to society.  I’ve always aimed to make a difference in the world.

My focus and spare time is now spent in the health and wellbeing sector. Over the last eighteen months I’ve been seriously working part-time as a Nutrition & Fitness Coach.  I am a contributor to the industry working with experts in the field.


My Family

My Grandparents came to England from Jamaica when they were all young adults. I am an only child for my Mum.  My Mum did not raise me.  I was legally a ward of the court, fostered by strangers, my Grandparents and other foster families.  Thankfully,  I was reunited with my Mum in my early twenties.  Now we are very close.  My Mum is a main member of my dream team.

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My Herbal Mum Sharday is a valued member of our Fitness Family!

Mark is Hungarian.  We’ve been together for seven years in November 2018!  I love Hungary. I am blessed to have family connections in central Europe.  We aim to visit our Hungarian relatives every year.  I am learning Hungarian, which is challenging but very rewarding.

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Our visit to Hungary September 2017

Last but not least, I am a young parent to Destiny and Amalakin.  I raised my children alone. In 2016 our life was blessed with the arrival of our first grandchild, Elizabeth. My family are my reason WHY.  I would like to leave a legacy through my service to others. They are the reason I am working extra hours. My family in England and Hungary are proud of my ambitions to help as many people as I can.

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Celebrating Amalakin’s 20th Birthday!

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Celebrating Destiny’s Graduation as a Registered Nurse, July 2018 with my granddaughter Elizabeth

 


My Healthy Active Lifestyle

My nutrition journey started by chance.  After continuously listening the legendary business Philosopher Jim Rohn.  I started to tune into his message on health care.  At that point in my life I was in denial about my body image. Why?  Well I never studied my own body metrics.  I never looked at my weight. My gauge was my clothing.  Until 2012 I’d always been a small size 14.  My old philosophy was if it didn’t fit buy something new!  To my horror shopping for a special occasion meant trying on size 20 dresses!!

How could that be?  I played netball in the local team.  I enjoyed salsa dancing including classes at least three times a week.  I enjoyed cycling as part of my weekly routine.

“Nothing so needs reforming as other people’say habits” -Mark Twain

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Mark & I celebrated my late Grandmother’s 70th birthday party together in 2013

Over the years I’d formed some bad habits around food. My busy long days in the office started off without breakfast. My hydration consisted of tea with sugar. I never drank water unless I exercised. My lunch time breaks were religiously meal deals with orange juice.  My evening meals during the week was most likely to be a takeaway.

When I finally made a decision to study my body metrics to my dismay I was seventeen and a half stones.  It was time for change. I did some research.  I found a solution and started my nutritional plan.  Now I have a healthy breakfast every day.  I aim to drink 2 litres of water everyday.  I try to exercise for at least thirty minutes every day.  I also make healthier choices to have more nutritious meals every day.

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Now Mark and I enjoy regular kickboxing sessions together (pictured June 2018)

How I am doing now? 

Well in total I’ve lost 54lbs in weight and kept it off.  I still have to work on my daily habits to give me my  Level 10 body composition results.  However, I’ve discovered the basic fundamentals to living a healthy active lifestyle.

I invite you to be a part of my journey.  I aim to give bring value into your life as you learn more about my challenges and success.  If you can relate to my story I am here for you!  If you are seeking guidance and friendly reassurance I hope to serve you too!

Congratulations for being connected. How can I help you?  Do you have desires to improve your health and lifestyle goals? I am on a mission to inspire and motivate women. I encourage a healthy active lifestyle within families and friendships. I love supporting women through personal and group coaching on nutrition and exercise.

If you would like to find out how I can help you. Please use the contact form here to leave a comment. I will reply within 24 hours.

Love and Light,

Vanessa x