ABOUT GET PEACHY
Hey, I'm Angi and thank you for visiting Get Peachy!
I launched my business Get Peachy to help women free themselves from their ongoing weight loss struggles by applying a simple science-based, self-care approach resulting in long term physical and mental change. I believe every woman deserves to truly fall in love with their body, inside and out.
So, this is the part where you get to find out about me and read my story...
Once upon a time, I was a binge eating monkey who lived in a world of self-destruction. I was addicted to exercise but for all of the wrong reasons. Exercise should be a healthy addition to your lifestyle, but for me, it was my whole life. It became a form of punishment for my erratic, binge eating behavior. I hated myself and who I'd become.
Yes, I, like many women, have struggled to live in my own skin for many years.
When I look back now, I understand why.
I had created far too many cruel and damaging rules that I felt controlled me. These rules lead me down a dark path of food restriction; I'd cut out food groups, I tried to detox my body, I went on juice diets, you name it I've probably tried it. It worked for a short period, but before I knew it, I was bingeing and gorging on food again.
I'd binge when I felt sad/angry/tired/bored every emotion was to blame. When the reality of these bingeing episodes had kicked in, I would punish myself with hours of exercise. I didn't care if I was sore or tired. I just HAD to burn off the calories I'd consumed.
Sadly, things got even more extreme. I took laxatives (which is not the best idea for someone who suffers from IBS), I restricted food entirely for days here or there, I tried weight loss shakes, fat burners, I could go on, but I deep down I knew at some point this would have to stop.
For a very long time, I thought I would live like this forever.
I hated myself and who I had let myself become.
I felt such sadness like I had never experienced before.
I was a personal trainer who felt hideously ashamed of her 'secret' life.
"How am I meant to give out healthy advice when I can't even look after myself?" I asked myself.
I can't explain why or how, but one day I just knew it was time to for me change. I had to help myself, and by doing so, I knew it would give me even more tools to help other women just like me.
So I questioned my methods, my rules and I asked myself WHY?
Why did I restrict? Why did I binge? Why was I caught up in so many rules?
I spent a lot of time self-reflecting, trying to discover who I was and why I mistreated myself.
I soon realised the reason I'd been struggling for so many years was because I didn't know how to cope. For so many years, I had used exercise and food as a coping mechanism, and I didn't allow myself to feel emotions because I thought emotions were weak, how wrong I was.
I stopped bullying myself.
And I stopped struggling.
I began to slowly introduce all of the foods I had restricted back into my diet. I started to eat 'normally,' I ate sandwiches, I allowed myself to have a biscuit with a cup of tea in the afternoon, I stopped eating jars of peanut butter with a dessert spoon and had just one teaspoon on toast instead. I started to track my calories and got a better understanding of what I could eat; it helped me to reduce binges and taught me how much I could eat.
I reduced how much I exercised, I reduced the stress in my workouts, and I took days off to recover from my workouts. When I look back now, I don't know how I even managed to exercise so much!?
Over time I learnt the true science of weight loss. I lost weight without abusing myself physically or mentally. I learnt the importance of self-care; I went for CBT and began to allow myself to feel emotions again truly.
I am now in the best shape of my life, physically and mentally.
Bullying myself is not an option for me anymore.
Why "Get Peachy"?
Once upon a time, I also had a bit of a flat bottom.
While I went through this amazing life-changing journey, my bottom went from a bit of flat pancake to becoming really quite Peachy.
It relates to how I feel about my journey too; life once felt very flat and sad... and now? It just keeps on getting peachier!
So that's how and why "Get Peachy" was born!
I want all women to free themselves from their ongoing struggles and "Get Peachy"!