Welcome! My name is Ciara Spencer.
My mission is to help women like you transform their mind, body, and health so you can live a life you've always dreamed of. You are meant to be free, be empowered and to share your gifts with the world.
As a women's empowerment leader and Eating Psychology coach, I want to help you live a life guided by freedom from diets, weights and food obsessions.
My mission was born out of my own long and lonely struggle. Here is my story...
I used to really struggle with binge-eating and purging. Yes. BULIMIA. I struggled with this eating challenge since I was about 16 years old. I kept it a SECRET from everyone I knew. I was so embarrassed. I thought my "image" would be ruined and I was so afraid of "looking bad" or "weird". I would restrict myself to crazy cleanses or diets constantly---- only to fail every time with another binge. It was a horrible cycle and I felt TRAPPED. I actually thought that competing in a fitness/bikini competition would HELP me get over my eating disorder. PSHHHH! Who was I kidding? That made it WORSE! I remember thinking to myself on-stage, "I'm still not lean enough." This constant chasing after perfection and happiness was exhausting. What I really needed was help.
Fast forward a few years, the bingeing cycle would come and go-all the while I did a fitness competition, got married, got my first teaching job, and started in my first health and fitness challenge group. My coach asked me at the end of the challenge if I would consider being a coach- she called me "knowledgeable about fitness and encouraging to others." YES. I wanted to be a coach SO BADLY. I knew I wanted to do something more than teaching. I LOVED fitness and was so passionate about living a healthy lifestyle... BUT...When I considered being a coach...a HUGE reason I said NO, was because I had the thought, "How could I help others, when I don't even have a handle on my OWN eating?"
This was a major turning point for me. I didn't want this eating disorder to affect my life ANYMORE. I'm SO glad I didn't listen to that nasty thought. Even though I have struggled with eating and my self-worth, I wanted to make a difference for others. This decision led me on a journey of self-discovery and research.
I will make a difference for other people like me who are silently struggling and may be afraid of being judged. THAT is a big part of WHY I am giving back now to others who may be struggling.
I'm still on this journey. I was craving freedom and finally realized that focusing on health was more important than forcing my body into submission to lose weight and have this "perfect" body. I've switched my focus from perfection to living a fulfilling life I love and giving my body what it needs to heal. I'm so grateful for my continuing journey because it's allowed me to help others do the same. I finally LOVE my body JUST the way it is and am at a healthy weight. I'm confident in myself and am not afraid of the mirror anymore.
Now it is YOUR turn.