VIVE Alchemy is the result of me being wrong. That’s right. For 15 years, I followed and taught what the fitness and diet industry says is the way to lose weight and stay fit, “CONTROL yourself, your food and your workouts”. What were the results of 15 years of busting my butt in the gym and managing all my food?
I had a good looking body. I was setting personal records in my lifts at 40 and I was experiencing a complete breakdown in my back, foot and hip. I was obsessed with food. I was physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted from dieting, daily gym workouts and living life as a result. In fact, it was these results that forced me to start asking a lot of questions and those questions led me to the truth about the way I was designed to eat, exercise, feel, think and relate as whole-person and not just a body.
Alchemy happened for me when I GAVE UP trying to control my body, heart, mind, spirit and relationships with programs and formulas to get results. Think about alchemy… Alchemy is a PROCESS that invites you to give up control and allow your whole-person into a space where you can be honest about how you feel not just physically, but mentally, emotionally, relationally and spiritually.
Alchemy takes basic things like breathing, listening, asking, looking and moving the way you are designed to nourish yourself, without pills, powders, programs and pressure, and turns it into Gold. Your Gold. I know it sounds cheesy… But it’s so basic and yet so hard, to trust your design and just nourish your heart, mind, body, spirit and relationships- not TRY to control them. In VIVE, we learn to trust our bodies to work as they are designed and our bodies trust us to give them the basic things they are designed for.