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Motivational Wellness, LLC
For Years I lived my life behind a façade. Growing up with Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy, I always struggled with self-confidence and body image issues. I was bullied, teased, and made fun of which only lead to weight gain and other underlying health problems down the road. I would come home from school and find comfort in food, and television, not letting anyone know about my pain. This continued on throughout my middle school years. By the time I was 15 years old I had a cholesterol level of 290, I weighed 210 pounds and I had chronic heart burn. I had to make a change!
By the time I was 14 years old I weighed 210 lbs, I had high cholesterol, and chronic heartburn. Something had to be done! I needed to start taking responsibility for my life to make a better future.
I began reading anything that I could get my hands on about diet and nutrition. I studied all of the exercise books, and with the help of my dad I was able to get myself into a gym to work out and start feeling healthy! I put all of my energy into reaching my goal, and in the end I lost 80lbs! I got my cholesterol from 290 down to a healthy 150, and I had zero heartburn. Was I healthier? Yes. Was I happy? Maybe…I may have lost weight, had lower cholesterol, no more heartburn, and I wasn’t being bullied anymore,but something was missing. I still saw a disabled person in the mirror. This would continue for 14 more years until I had the most life changing event of my existence, and caused me to see things and my situation in a whole new perspective.
On September 10, 2012 I had a seizure that was completely out of the ordinary. After spending two weeks in the hospital for testing, my doctors informed me that my seizure was a result of excessive stress. This time I really needed to make a change, not in my eating habits, not in my exercise, but in myself! Over the course of the next six months I read, I meditated, and I posted daily affirmations on my refrigerator, on my bedroom mirror, and on Facebook, and I finally started to see myself differently. I began to realize that there is so much more to myself and my life than just a physical disability or seizure disorder. I was Daniel, and I AM unique and unique is AWESOME! One year later I had a surgery that had the potential to make me 80% seizure free, but I would lose total use of my left side. After much testing and consideration, I decided to go for it. I came out of the surgery still having seizures, but I regained use of my left side, and have more mental focus and clarity. Am I grateful? Absolutely!
I received my education from the Global Institute for Alternative Medicine in 2002 and from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010 where I was I was trained in many nutritional modalities and nutritional concepts.
Today I offer online coaching services and teach confidence workshops for women and young adults who want to regain control of the weight and their self-confidence.
Daniel will help you:
- Set goals
- unclutter your mind and help you breakthrough what is holding you back from moving forward
- Improve your appearance
- Feel better about yourself from the inside-out
- Improve your health
- Improve mental alertness
- Reach your goals