Some of my Happy Clients!
I had reached the point where I just wanted to feel a bit healthier and stop taking my good health for granted. After 5 children my weight had slowly crept up with each child and I felt sluggish and tired all the time. I already was working with Nigel as a PT so had spoken to him about the fat adapted lifestyle. I was a bit daunted at the thought of the initial 21 day stage as it seems like all my favourite things are complex carbs! Nigel framed it as a challenge which fired up my competitive side and it was so much easier than I thought it would be. I kept a food diary and at first had lots of questions about what I could and couldn’t have but Nigel was happy to answer my many texts and keep me right. The biggest motivation for me was that almost immediately I started to feel better, no more of that horrible bloated feeling after a meal and I was losing weight every day. I know lots of people frown on weighing yourself every day but for me it was motivating to see the number decrease each day! I lost 0.1 kg every day over the initial period. I started in November at 74.3kg and by January I was 66kg . I am now steady at 64/65 kg and now eat whatever I fancy. The main change is that my tastes have completely changed and I don’t crave the bread, pasta, potatoes and cakes so I don’t have it very often and if I do then a little is enough. The things I like to eat now are much healthier choices. I definitely could not have made the changes by myself and I can’t recommend Nigel and this programme highly enough.
I have worked with Nigel for about 4 years now and what I have achieved in that time is way beyond what I had dreamed of. I started with the usual issues post child bearing which was a slow healing process, but the signs of strength and fitness started to come back and I was addicted! I started with events Total Warrior, Tough Mudder, Half Marathons, setting myself time goals all along. Soon a half marathon wasn’t enough of a challenge and I got a place for the London Marathon. Nigel created a training and eating plan which I followed religiously on the run up to London. My diet went to almost carb free, allowing be to burn fat for longer periods of time and not bonk mid event. I ran the Marathon in my expected time and injury free. 3 months later I had booked an Ultra Marathon! I cannot thank Nigel enough for the time and patience he has given me.
Last year I started dabbling in breath work (Wim Hof, Box Breathing, a few others). It wasn’t nearly as interesting, satisfying, or rewarding as meditation and others – or so I thought. Then I heard a podcast about SOMA Breath with Nigel. I was intrigued, but not convinced. My normal crazy travel schedule and life wouldn’t make time for yet another self help practice. However the thought of learning about breath work became a recurring theme, so I finally signed up a couple days before the class was set to start. Boy was I wrong. Over my 8 week journey, what I thought was going to be competing for my precious self help time has actually mostly supplanted my other practices (always good to have options!) SOMA allows me as much or as little as I want in a day and it’s super easy to customize my journey depending on what my generally unpredictable day has in store. The physical and mental healing, as well as the energy I feel with SOMA, has been a huge surprise for me, and I’m truly excited to continue expanding my SOMA practice!