Vanessa Newport: Midlife Makeover Coach
“In my signature program, I’ll help you create a midlife makeover plan so your second half can become your best half, in just 12 weeks.” – Vanessa Newport
“I think I’m having a midlife crisis…”
I said that at age 28 for the first time. One thing is for sure, no matter how terrible I felt, I didn’t have time for a crisis. I was a single mom of a 9 year old, working full-time and putting myself through college.
Busy, but terribly lonely. And, that loneliness led to mindless eating and too much time in my own head where I regularly beat myself up for not doing or being enough.
I guess you could say that my hobbies consisted of eating and serial dating.
After becoming a young, single mom, I committed to providing my son with security and I found that through my work. All of the things I had dreamed about doing or being when I grew up got shoved way down deep inside. I stopped pursuing my desire to find out who I was.
My identity became my career. My health took a backseat to it. My presence as a parent took a back seat to it. And as successful as I became, I constantly questioned my own competence.
I had deep rooted issues resulting in bad habits in nearly every area of my life. Besides being a work-a-holic to prove that I was competent in my career, my eating habits were out-of-freaking-control despite trying to convince myself I was on a diet, I was addicted to sugary coffee drinks in a bad way, I never exercised, my finances were sloppy, I denied the universe having my back (if fact I revolted against the thought of a higher-power for decades), and I said “no” to everything coming into my life (besides food, dates and work!). And, I kept telling myself I would be worthy after I accomplished the next thing on my list.
I was depressed, I was overwhelmed, I was stressed. And I had gained a lot of weight that made me feel terrible.