I’m so glad our paths finally crossed. With that said, I don’t think there are any coincidences in life. I believe you’re here for a reason that’s much bigger than you and me.
My name is Laura Jackson. I’m a personal trainer, nutrition coach and a 17x fitness competitor.
After experiencing my own transformation over a decade ago, I now find absolute joy and fulfillment in helping ambitious, goal-oriented women become the absolute best version of themselves. I truly believe one of the quickest ways to feeling good is through self-love and self-care practices.
Through my own personal journey, I developed a unique approach to achieving optimal health and wellness. After many years in the fitness industry, I’ve come to realize that true transformation begins on the inside. In fact, it’s really not about weight loss or fitting into your skinny jeans. It goes way deeper than that my friend.
When you change your mindset and alter your beliefs to reflect what you desire, you will undoubtedly achieve incredible results that will likely stick with you for the rest of your life.
I used to really struggle with this. But once I went to work on myself and eliminated the stories that were holding me back from living my best life as my authentic self, I finally put an end to the vicious cycle of yo-yo dieting and self-sabotage. When you take this approach you will lose weight with ease; exercise will become a must and you will choose nutrient dense foods that nourish and support your body. The best part of all is that these healthy lifestyle habits will spill over into all aspects of your life and you will become a ‘Super Woman’ on so many levels.
You will attract everything you want, whether it’s a fit and healthy body, a loving relationship, your dream job, more money, higher quality friendships or a spiritual connection to something greater than yourself. I believe that when you feel good about yourself, you emit a vibe that creates more abundance in your life.
To be honest, it wasn’t that long ago when I was feeling lost and uncomfortable in my own skin. My physical body didn’t align with how I imagined it should look or feel. This made me unhappy on so many levels. Perhaps you can relate? Although I was always active, I stopped paying attention to what my mind, body and soul needed in order to feel good.
But I want you to know that that you’re not alone in your struggles. And although you may not realize it yet, you’re absolutely capable of accomplishing amazing things in your life. I truly believe if you can dream it, you can do it!
Now, if it’s ok with you, I’d love to share my personal transformation story.
Although I’ve been active most of my life and a certified personal trainer since the age of 22, I wasn’t always fit or healthy. In fact, prior to my 30th birthday, I started to gain weight. I also developed a mysterious tailbone pain, shoulder pain and acid reflux disease.
Looking back, this was the wakeup call I needed to change the way I was living my life. Around the same time, I remember feeling inspired by the cover of a fitness magazine. I thought to myself, “What would happen if I really went for it?” I took a photo of a fitness model out of a magazine and taped it to my fridge. This became my inspiration and a constant reminder of what I wanted to achieve. When you visualize what you want, it quickly becomes your reality.
Honestly, the thought of staying the same was way more painful than any diet or exercise program I was about to embark on. And although I knew “why” I was ready to change, I didn’t know “how” I was going to get there. But looking back, it didn’t really matter. All I needed was an ounce of belief in myself and a burning desire to achieve my goal.
Perhaps you’re also feeling a little stuck, unfulfilled or as though you haven’t fully reached your potential in an area of your life?
If this describes you, then you’ve definitely come to the right place. How do I know? Because I’ve been in your shoes many times before.
At the time of my own transformation, I was on a mission to lose a few pounds, and perhaps, discover my abs. But what I didn’t realize was that my new healthy habits would have a ripple effect into other areas of my life. Once I started to show up for myself, I was able to show up for my life and others in a whole new way.
I now realize it wasn’t about the physical transformation at all. It was about whom I was becoming as a person on the way to achieving a healthier version of myself.
By transforming both my body and my mindset, I tapped into a sense of confidence and self-esteem that I didn’t even know was there.
In fact, I no longer recognized the woman in the mirror. She was strong, fit, happy, positive, inspiring, outgoing and full of energy.
Little did I know, the woman I wanted to become was there all along hiding under layers of fear, feelings of not being good enough, not pretty enough, not skinny enough, not smart enough and not worthy enough. At some point in my life, I stopped dreaming about my future and started to believe these false stories about myself.
However, once I let go of these limiting beliefs, everything changed. I had the desire to do the tough workouts, fuel my body with healthy food and trust in the process. This taught me the value of consistency and habits. And every time I stepped out of my comfort zone, I experienced tremendous personal growth, while setting the bar a little higher each time.
When I finally let go of my vices, I got to know myself on an entirely different level. In fact, the magic happened once I realized I could be happy without the foods that were sabotaging my goals.
Once I decided to take the leap, let go and trust in the process, both my body and my life transformed before my eyes.
But in order to fully change, I knew I had to do the scary stuff. I had to conquer my fears head on. For me, it was walking across a stage in stilettos and a two-piece bikini, while standing in front of a panel of judges. Although I’ve walked across the stage many times, this still freaks me out! But at the same time, it’s one of the most empowering experiences I’ve ever had.
The second most empowering experience was my first professional photoshoot. I believe every woman needs to do this at some point in her life. I saw myself in a whole new light. I felt sexy, confident, beautiful, empowered and unstoppable. Now, whenever I need a boost or a reminder of what I’m capable of achieving, I simply look back at these photos as a reminder.
Throughout the transformation process, I learned another valuable lesson: it’s absolutely OK to fail. In fact, it’s part of the journey when we’re on our way to becoming our best self. I can assure you that this is all part of the growth and the experience. In life, you are supposed to experience highs and lows. But no one tells us this. I’ve learned that the trick is to be Ok with both and not be attached to any particular outcome.
Either we can live with the pain of regret, or we can live with the temporary pain we endure on our way to achieving our goals. I choose the latter…. it’s way more fulfilling and fun!
No matter what stage you’re at in life, I assure you it’s never too late for a transformation. I can honestly say at 40 years old, I have way more energy, passion, strength and stamina than I did in my 20s and 30s.
When you feel good about yourself, you’re better able to serve others. Now I’m here to serve you as you embark on your own health and fitness journey.