My first Steemit post!!

in introduceyourself •  last year  (edited)

I am FINALLY getting around to writing my first ever Steemit post! YAY! My sis in law @redrica has been singing it's praises for a few months and now is the time for me to jump on board.

My name is Amanda Pickering, 32 year old Health Coach, living in London, England with my husband of 8 years (who is also joining - yay!) and our gorgeous 11 month old Golden Retriever, Clover. That first pic is when we are behaving ourselves, but I would say our little family is more like that second crazy one where my pup looks like a turkey!
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Both me and the hubs work from home full time - I as a health and life coach and him as a Singer/Songwriter.

I used to manage a charity in Camden supporting homeless people but after my turbulent journey with weight and illness my career change was inevitable.

You see, before the age of 21 I had more health problems then most people have in their lifetime! I'm talking glandular fever, chronic fatigue, thyroid disorder and anxiety disorder, the latter of which almost took my life I was so sick. I was so unwell that I was unable to even go to university and having 6-8 panic attacks a day for 3 years was the most emotionally debilitating experience I have ever been through. Going from being outgoing and daring to being too scared to even leave the house was terrifying to say the least. I felt like I was in such a deep hole and the walls were covered in slippery paint. There was no way I was ever getting out.

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The doctors had basically told me there was nothing they could do for me and I would have to figure things out on my own.

So I had a choice - literally die or try a different approach... I chose the latter!

I learnt literally EVERYTHING I could about health, nutrition, mindset and fitness and I transformed my life. I healed myself from every single sickness and illness both mental and physical and lost 25 pounds in the process.

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My life changed over the course of 6 months and I was never the same again - that was back in 2013.

I also did the hardest workout ever put on DVD - Insanity and that helped me discover the fight in me, the lioness that has become my identity now but who I didn't know was in there before.

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After my transformation, I wanted to pay it forward. I realised if I could do this for myself I could help other people do the same thing. So I studied to be a Health Coach and started my business Amanda Pickering Health and Wellness. I now coach women around emotional eating, the self limiting beliefs we often place on ourselves and how to create their lives by design, not based on what they thought was possible! PICKERING_189.jpg

I wake up every morning excited to serve those that need my help. I do that through my private coaching programs, online courses, group programs and online health and fitness groups.

My mission is to help people realise the greatness they have inside them and transform their lives, which almost always starts with their health.

Other things about me:

  • I love and I mean LOVE The Gilmore Girls - I was a late starter so just finishing now :-)
  • I am obsessed with tea, cozy country cottages and walks in nature
  • My parents are Egyptian and I just love everything about the culture - especially the food!
  • My favourite food in the world is pizza - I mean like legit, if you want me to be your friend, buy me pizza :-) I could eat it everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner - but being a health coach that might not go down so well for me or my clients ;-)
  • I met my husband when I was 16 and we didn't start dating till I was 22. He moved to the UK to be with me (he's Namibian) and I'm so glad he did because he is the pinnacle of what a soul mate is :-)

I can't wait to get to know so many of you on Steemit

So much love

Amanda xx

You can find out more about me on my website here

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Welcome to @Steemit, Amanda

Thank you! I'm excited to be here :-)

nice to meet you sexy girl. welcome to steemit

yes. she is sexy

Welcome to Steemit to both you, your husband and the dog!
Hope you find this society to be as great as I have and good to see that you have made a good content post as your first one here.
Keep them coming.
Have a great day!

Thank you! Really looking forward to being a part of this community!

Hi, I'm @edosweet. I stopped by to give you a warm welcome to the Steemit platform. I wish you good luck and many good things as you join us.

Thank you @edosweet. I appreciate that!

Hello friend, wellcome to steemit community.Nice post, thanks for introducing yourself.Stay with the community and have lots of fun.

Welcome to steemit @amandapickering!
I wish you all the best for the time you will spend here.
Don´t be shy! Try your writing skills and publish good photographies and pictures of the kind you would like to see.
It´s sometimes hard to find a way here but if you are persistant you will find a place.

There are so many tutorials and help page that you can easy become lost. The one and only tip that matters in the biginning is this. Threat and write about other people as you like them to write or treat about you. Thes rest will come with time.

To give you a good start i give you a good welcome vote with the steam power I got so far;-)

Welcome

Thank you!

Welcome @amandapickering
Congrats for your post and also for your website
http://amandapickering.net/
have a great weekend

Greetings, amandapickering! I wish you a very joyful journey here in this very cool community with many nice people :) Be happy

By the way, there are several groups you as a newcomer can join. They will stay with you for your journey, helping and mentoring along the way.

@greetersguild invite link https://discord.gg/AkzNSKx
@newbieresteemday invite link https://discord.gg/2ZcAxsU

Thank you! I appreciate the welcome and the pointers :-)

Hello, welcome, I like your dog. Success and luck in steemit

  ·  last year (edited)

You go girl 😊. If we ever meet up I will be sure to buy you a slice of pizza but in the meantime I guess you will have to settle for the image instead.

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Welcome to Steemit @amandapickering! Looking forward to seeing more :)

Thank you so much @midlet So happy to be here!

Amanda, love your smile, great husband, I love cats and dogs, love the people of London, especially Tommy Robinson, and you are fun, I love gardens, you make me smile, welcome.

Thank you! That's so kind of you!

Sweet. How are you?

Hey, Amanda! I love your story! Wow! it is amazing how much you did to change your habbits! I think it takes a lot of courage and discipline! I have been struggling with some overweight since my early twenties but I don´t think I have been doing well when it comes to healthy habbits! Hope I can learn something about that from you!

BTW, I also love Gilmore Girls and Tea! I bet you saw "A Year in the Life". I think it was so great! Did you like it?

Thank you so much! It was not an easy journey but has totally transformed my life so totally worth it! I would love to support you in any way I can! You can always e-mail me at [email protected]
And I am just coming to the end of a year in the life! Then I'm going to go back and start from season 1 again ;-)

Very inspiring story so far! Welcome to Steemit! Also, Clover looks absolutely adorable! A great addition to the #dogsofsteemit ! Looking forward to more content from you (and lowkey super excited for more dog pics)!

Thank you so much! And love dogsofsteemit! whoop whoop!

Me too! I've started a giveaway for using the #dogsofsteemit hashtag. So exciting to see more dog pics everyday!

Welcome to Steemit. Looking forward to seeing what you're going to post on here.

Excellent post! Thank you for sharing with us your story. I'm happy to upvote and resteem your introduction post and welcome to steemit:) by @cheneats

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wow - thank you! That's awesome!

Welcome to Steemit @amandapickering
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Wow @amandapickering you've really been through a lot... You're indeed a lioness, facing your fears and going forth for what you love. I'm inspired... Welcome

Thank you so much! That word 'lioness' means a lot to me - I so appreciate you taking the time to welcome me and leave a comment x

@amandapickering Wow really inspiring post. Congrats on your weight loss journey,you look so beautiful now.
Welcome to steemit,i hope you have the best of experiences here.

Thanks so much :-) It's been a crazy ride!

Wow, what an amazing story. You have true grit. Wishing you the best.

Thank you so much! I really appreciate that x

I've said this tons already, but I'm so glad you're on steemit and have finally done your first post. As overwhelming as Steemit can be for a newbie, I'm sure you've now also seen how amazing the community is and that it's worth staying around and learning the ropes for. Keep being you, engaging and having fun, and who knows where this could take you ;)


Also a massive thank you to all my Steemit friends who have upvoted, commented or resteemed this post! Thank you all for showing my sis in law such a warm welcome <3

Aw thanks girl! Yes I'm loving learning the platform and connecting with so many wonderful people - onwards and upwards from here! And thank you for showing me how to make sense of it all <3

Excellent article, a good start! Welcome to Steemit! I'm glad for new acquaintances and I followed you, I hope you follow me. Good luck to you!

Welcome to Steemit! I look forward to reading about your experiences. You have a very interesting life.

hello amanda welcome to this beautiful and blessed community, we hope to know more about you ... I am also new to steemit and it is wonderful to see how through our skills we can help others ... God keep blessing your life and projects .. with Him you will achieve much more than what you have lived until now when your life was transformed for the better, thanks to his mercy and love, he gave you a new beginning. God was waiting to bless you and now through you he will bless others.

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O dear very beautiful photoshots.. I appreciate your personality. you look motivating.. You really joined a great platform. I and all steemit community warmly welcome you at this stage. Work hard .. our support is always with you. Best of luck dear @amandapickering

Welcome to Steemit, @amandapickering! you are gorgeous overall! i loved your outlook in life... if you want to make more friends, you may join us on Discord DYNAMIC STEEMIANS

I hope you enjoy being here on Steemit as I do. Have a nice day! :)

Welcome to you fitness girl ! I need ideas to loose weight. I hope to share with you. Greetings !

Aw thanks @afroray - just send me a message via Steem Chat and we can talk

Welcome to Steemit! Clover is such a cutie

Aw thank you! I'd have to agree with you there :-)

Welcome. Have fun. Add me if you want more conscious posts in your steemit news feed. One love

WoW! What a transformation! Maintain than form! Welcome to the community!

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This is great introduction. It is people like u who pour their life in their posts that makes this place

Thank you! I really appreciate that!