How We Roll: Coach Christy Ewing

Posted on March 3, 2012 by


My days vary, so I have chosen my favorite day, Tuesdays, to highlight.  I am the mom of 2 pre-teen girls and spend my days as a wellness coach and administrative assistant at a medical fitness center.  We provide the wellness services to the 2500 employees of the hospital, as well as the fitness members and general public.

Wake up 6am – spend 30 seconds taking deep breaths and stretching before stepping out of bed.  Jump in the shower and be downstairs to make breakfast in 25 minutes.

6:30 – 6:50 – Take big gulps of water, make my smoothie of fruit, GT protein, spinach and flaxseed.  Grab my morning snack and 2 cabbage salads with chicken and heat up soup to put in a thermos for my meals.  Kiss my girls and husband goodbye to wake them up, then head out the door and eat smoothie on the way to work.

7:30 – 8:30 teach class at hospital for employees that want to make healthy changes in their lives.

8:45 – 12 – Arrive at office, check emails and phone messages.  Post onto fitness facility Facebook and website, check schedule for the day – may have a meeting or coaching clients. Eat morning snack of ½ apple, blueberries, protein powder, flaxseed, and sunflower seeds.

12:15 – 1pm – walk back to hospital for lunch time meditation class. I always take my water bottle and tea mug with me wherever I go.

1:15 – 3:15 – Back to office again.  Eat cabbage salad with chicken and soup for lunch, being mindful of what I am eating and tasting each bite, resisting the urge to work while eating.  Spend some more time with coaching clients, project work or possibly some continued learning time for myself watching a video, listening to a recorded coaching session or reading an article passed on to me from a colleague.

3:45-5 Meet youngest daughter at school and watch my oldest daughter’s basketball game.  Eat my 2nd cabbage salad with chicken at game and gulp lots of water.

5:15 – 7:30 – Home to prepare dinner I planned the night before, catch up with family at the dinner table, help with homework and get ready to go to my youngest daughter’s basketball game. My dinner is usually ground emu and a ton of stir fried veggies like carrots, onion, mushrooms, celery and cauliflower.  I use chicken broth for cooking and add a little tamari and Spice Hunter Chef Shake and ginger, YUM!   While making dinner I prep my salads and snack for the next day with chopped up cabbage, carrots, onion, celery and chicken that I prepped on Sunday.

7:30 – 8:45 – back to the school to watch another basketball game.

9 – 10 – get clothes ready for the next day, read with kids, reflect upon all I have to be grateful for and go to bed.

 The Coach Interview:

What was your greatest challenge when you began your transformation? For me I was most challenged with exercising.  I had never been a regular exerciser and I could always find something else to do.  Strength training was new for me and I was constantly challenged to spend the time to do it.

What kept you going?  I signed up with a trainer so I had a weekly commitment and I started learning about how amazing our bodies are.  I then realized how little muscle I had and knew I needed more – I started loving the way my body was changing and feeling my strength increase.

What advice would you give someone just starting a Transformation?  Find your true motivation – why do you want to do this and ask yourself how committed you are?  Transformation is hard work and you have to change your behaviors and your thinking in order to have life long changes in your body and mind.  Start with small goals at first and build upon your success.

What aspect of Transformation continues to challenge you?  I have found that my motivation has changed since beginning my Transformation and I have had to establish new goals, renew my commitment and really figure out who I want to be and how I want to live.

How has Transformation improved your life? This process has changed and improved my life in so many ways I can’t begin to list them all.  I think the most significant improvements are that I have found my true self, a new fulfilling career, renewed my marriage, become a better mom and become a role model for my family.

What is your current favorite food or meal?  I LOVE,LOVE, LOVE cabbage salads.  I eat one or two everyday and enjoy the crunch of red and green cabbage with carrots, celery, onion, cucumbers.   I usually top it with chicken or tuna, sunflower seeds, Tahini Goddess dressing and a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Do you have a current favorite way to work out?  For exercise I have learned that I like variations – I get very easily bored, so my most favorite way to work out is whatever I didn’t do yesterday or the day before.  I take a small group training class once per week, attend a group exercise class at a gym on Saturdays, jump on the treadmill or stairmaster a day or two per week and this time of year, I try to get in a skate ski once per week.

What’s your favorite workout music?  Having 2 preteen girls has given me the pleasure of hearing the latest pop music, most times louder than I think is necessary.  My music, like my exercise, needs to change often.  Right now I love Rhianna, Pink, Katy Perry, LMFAO and Maroon 5.

Do you have any goals for the next year?  This year I am going to finish my certification for Wellcoaches, attend an 8 week meditation course and continue to assist people in reaching their wellness visions.

What inspires you?  I find great inspiration in everyone around me.  I am constantly in awe of people and the roads they walk.

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