Anyone who has spent any time with Angela can tell you that she is the perfect mixture of sugar and spice! Kind, caring and deeply compassionate of everyone around her, Angela couples her warm-heartedness with a healthy dose of sarcasm and an awful lot of humour! Angela's matter of fact approach to health and fitness makes her an ideal nutrition consultant.
Angela first joined the NO MORE EXCUSES INC. community as a group fitness participant back when it was based in Millwoods. While she had lapsed from taking classes, she continued to stay connected through the newsletter. Following a wonderful family vacation with her girls, Angela realized that she was struggling with loving her reflection the pictures that had captured her memories. She knew that it was time for her to reinvest in herself and to make her health and fitness a priority again.
Through participating in group fitness classes every week, and through immersing herself in the Weight Loss Program, Angela was able to discover in herself strengths, abilities and skills that she didn't know she possessed. Beyond that, she discovered an amazing community of people who have motivated and inspired her through their stories and their shared experiences.
It didn't take long before Angela was identified as leader in the program. When Marsha and Cheryl decided it was time to expand, they knew Angela had to be at the top of their list for potential consultants. But the decision wasn't an easy one for her! Her faith and belief in the program was so deep that she had to really make sure that she had the "right stuff" to be a leader within it. After much reflection, it was her own personal experience with the people and the program that won her over. She knew that she could give back to others in the same way that they had given to her. So, she agreed to give it a try and considers it to be "one of the best decisions ever!' She says “the positivity it brings to my life on a daily basis is unmatched by anything before!”
Angela believes that the key to her personal success was in learning to be self-aware and to approach herself with honesty and integrity when it came to her health and fitness choices. She explains: “I used to lie to myself all the time!I believe honesty is important to having good character and there I was lying to the most important person in my life – me! I would say I didn’t eat that badly, or that I played a game of soccer for an hour so I “deserved” the nachos and beer. When I stopped lying, I started honouring myself and it seeped into every area of my life and created huge changes.”
Her advice to new challenges is: SURRENDER! “Forget everything you think you know about dieting and do what you are supposed to do. Trust the math!”
When not supporting the community as a consultant, Angela can be found sweating up a storm with her 9:30am crew. Her favourite class is TRX, but she’ll give anything a try! She can also be found curled up, reading a murder mystery novel, watching a tear jerker movie or dreaming about her next big life adventure: to travel the world! Thank you, Angela, for everything you do to support our community!