Here we go

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Well, I guess I’m doing this, you guys!  I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a website/bog for quite some time and I finally put the pedal to the metal and got it done.  So welcome to the Sipley Wellness blog!  My goal for this space is to share my perspective on all things health and wellness whether that be the latest fad diet, meditation techniques, health bar tastings, super food reviews, or trying out the newest gym to hit the Minneapolis area.  I’ll also try and throw in some tid bits about how my family and I incorporate wellness in our home with the hopes that we can inspire others to do the same.  On that note, let me keep it real and say that we do our best, but we’re not perfect.  We exercise to make our bodies feel good, but we also eat pizza and stay up too late on occasion to feed our souls.  Balance is key. I’ll share the highs and the lows.  The good and the bad.  We’re going to keep it real, my friends.

Let’s start with the basics.  My name is Liz and I’m a wife to a man who pumps energy and enthusiasm into every aspect of our lives.  I’m also a mom to Marlee (3 yrs old) and Lou (under one) who both test my physical and mental strength (in a good way) on a daily basis.  If anyone is looking to gain more creativity in their life, hang out with a three year old and I promise you that your right sided brain will be worked to the max.  Before my human babies, I was, and still am, a dog mom.  Flint is our 60 pound Weimaraner/contortionist who has been donned the family therapy dog.  He’s a lot of work, but at the end of the day our home wouldn’t be complete without him.

My path to health coaching was one with lots of twists and turns.  After graduating from college I started a career at a Minneapolis based advertising agency where I found my love for human psychology.  It was an exciting place to be, but I knew that something was missing.  I couldn’t quite put my finger on what exactly, but I knew that I wasn’t fulfilled.  As if on cue I got pregnant, had my daughter, and decided to leave the advertising world for mommy hood.  I loved staying home with my daughter, but again, I needed more.  After talking to a lot of people in the healthcare industry and doing a bit of my own research, I decided to get my health coaching certificate.  Now I get to help people and continue to learn about human psychology and health and wellness.  Oh, and I also get to coach gymnastics to a bunch of talented young athletes who are some of the hardest workers I know.  

With diaper changes, preschool drop offs, dog walks, date nights, and gymnastics coaching, I imagine that my future posts will be somewhat short.  I’m at a stage in my life where brevity is my best friend.  So hopefully you find my posts short and sweet, but also impactful.  On that note, I’m signing off.