“Coaching with Sarah was the best thing I could do for my journey to recovery. I looked forward to every session, because I could freely talk about my fears and mistakes without judgement and be heard with complete and total understanding. In the same way, she was also there for me when I challenged myself and wanted to celebrate. It’s so nice to talk to someone who truly understands what you’re going through, and is also a voice of reason so that you don’t stay stuck in a loop of repeating behaviours.
Sarah and I laid out reasonable challenges for the week that I felt I was ready to take on, and also gave me resources to help me get through them. If I ever needed her outside of a session, she was just a text or an email away. When I started coaching I was still engaging in ED behaviours every single day. Now, I don’t always pay attention to nutrition labels, I threw out my scale, I deleted calorie counting apps, I go out to eat with my family and I order what I actually want, and I’m no longer afraid of so many foods I used to be afraid of.
Without Sarah and her coaching, I think my journey would’ve been longer and so much lonelier. Coaching was the big leap for me to finally stick it to my ED and start enjoying life the way it should be. I was nervous to start, but I think that even if you’re nervous, you need to take the leap. That nervousness will never go away, and your ED will keep telling you that you don’t need to recover, or that you aren’t sick enough. I’m not saying that I never think about my weight anymore, or feel guilty for eating certain things. But it is SO. MUCH. EASIER. I couldn’t imagine where I’d be if I didn’t take this leap. Thank you, Sarah!”