Are you tired of dieting? Are your exercise DVDs collecting dust? Do you feel stuck? You're not alone! And you're not to blame. Long before you were born, your story started with Earth's first inhabitants, Adam and Eve, and one small decision.
Integrating her experience as a trained counselor, certified nutrition coach, and personal trainer, Heidi dives into the Genesis narrative to explore our shared battle with physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Through stories, humor, and dozens of practical tips, these pages will help you learn how to:
- Make small daily changes for big impact
- Release the blame and shame that have kept you stuck
- Have a ''good enough'' relationship with food
- Embrace life beyond the scale
- Live at peace with your body
Discover hope, encouragement, and resources for making fresh choices that will lead to a healthier future. Adam and Eve made their choice. Now it's your turn. Welcome to your new beginning.
Heidi is an award winning Christian author and health coach. Her undergraduate work included degrees in Psychology and Bible, with an emphasis on integrating the two for whole body health. She has a master’s degree in counseling psychology, certifications in nutrition coaching and personal training, and life coach training. This unique blend has allowed her to help hundreds of men and women, as well as churches, move in a healthier direction as a coach, consultant, and writer.
She currently resides south of Boston, Massachusetts, but is a Minnesotan at heart. She's been a wife to Kevin for 25 years and mom to Drew, Alex, and Kyle.
You can learn more at www.heidizwart.com
It's not because you lack willpower or the discipline to stick to a diet. Your struggle started long, LONG ago with a single decision in a beautiful garden. Your story began there but it doesn't end there. Health is still available to you.
It's time to live at peace with your body and your life.
It Began in the Garden
We’ve probably all wondered at times if there’s something wrong with us when we can’t exercise consistently or eat the things we know are good for our bodies. We’ve been struggling with this for a long, long time.
In truth, we were destined for this fight. We didn’t have a choice. Way back in the very beginning, Earth’s original inhabitants, Adam and Eve, did have a choice. And they didn’t make a very good one. With their not-so-great decision about a piece of fruit came the struggle we continue to fight today. We carry the pain and consequences of the baggage they left for us. They wrote the opening line of a story we can’t rewrite. That’s the bad news.
But there’s good news, too. Though we can’t change the beginning, we can write the rest of the story. We’ve been given the opening sentence of chapter 1. That’s it. We can choose a different middle and ending. Even if we haven’t written an ideal story so far or made great choices to this point, there’s still time to write a better one for a healthier future.