My Story…

 

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

Hey there!  Thank you for connecting with me.  I am honored you’re here to read this. If you don’t know me I’d love the opportunity to spend time with you. I hope my content gives you value.  If we’ve already had the pleasure of meeting thank you for supporting my blog.

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 Wellness 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 six years in November 2017!  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!


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

2012Over 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.

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.  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

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