Who am I and why should you listen to me?
Hi there! My name is Diane Flores and I’m a mom, sister, daughter, friend and, most importantly…a WOMAN just like you! I am also a Certified Health Coach through the Institute Of Integrative Nutrition, Certified Pole & Fitness Trainer, previous NPC figure athlete and Bikini Competitor with over a decade of experience in the health and wellness field. The demands on my life are no less or more important than yours. Which means, if I can live a Fit, Sexy and Confident lifestyle, you can too.
A little more about where I came from and why I’m no different than you are…
What is your “WHY”? Why exercise, eat healthy and nurture your feminine side? Here’s my motivation…
Why do I strive to move my body almost daily? Why do I choose to pass on alcoholic beverages, greasy foods, sugary junk and eat more vegetables than most of the American population? Why do I push past my fears of things that are “scary”, “intimidating”, “hard” and “physically challenging”?
Aside from the chaos of raising a family, taking care of household chores, fitting in work and being a constant and life-long student, I expect to move my body daily, eat nutritious food and nurture my soul so that I can live a longer, more exciting, robust and HEALTHY life. Sometimes it’s hard. I’m tired. I’m stressed, drained and overwhelmed with a to-do list that’s 8 miles long. But I LOVE it.
I love having control over my body. I love knowing that I can wake up and tackle any challenges that come my way. After spending almost a decade wondering what was wrong with me (depression, anxiety, skin and severe digestive problems) I needed to feel some control over my body. I wanted to finally be excited in my skin. That is priceless.
Initially, for me being in shape was all about the aesthetics. I exercised because I wanted to look like the fit models on the covers of the magazines. I wanted to rock a 2-piece bikini with confidence and not be covered up on the beach. I worked hard and ultimately became frustrated with my lack of results. I got to a point that I felt like giving up. I was still not reaching my goals and was very unhappy with how my clothes were fitting and basically, how I looked naked! I was tired, depressed, anxious and felt like I was on a hamster wheel going nowhere fast.
Physically I was still tired all of the time and my body didn’t feel healthy inside. My stomach issues persisted. My body wasn’t happy. I was stuck in the “old school” mentality of just counting calories. I still have some of my old food journals from 2009 and it’s so obvious now why I wasn’t seeing results. Even though I thought restrictive dieting was the answer, my body was still not looking or performing at its best. Not to mention, I was never consistent.
I’d deprive myself on a lower calorie diet to then only binge or give up completely because counting calories was way to challenging. My idea of eating healthy was extreme calorie restriction, low fat
packaged foods, fat-free everything and I’d go days on end without eating a real fruit or vegetable. Not to mention I indulged in 1- 2 glasses of wine nightly.
My curious nature sent me on yet another path to self-discovery. I had a lifelong dream to step on a stage for a figure competition. In December of 2011 this is when my dream became reality. I hired a coach and, with much resistance, took a good hard look at how I was fueling and exercising my body.
The only thing I truly had control over (my body) was being neglected. I started eating nutritious whole foods (like the exact blueprint in my 12 week program here), removed the alcohol from my diet, ditched the excessive sugary junk and packaged foods. It was like a HUGE light bulb went off in my head AND my body. WOW, I FEEL amazing.Read that last sentence again. I felt amazing! I took to the stage 3 times in 2012, again in 2013 and 2014. I feel better than I had ever felt in my entire life. That, in itself, was payoff enough for me. I was hungry (pun intended) for more knowledge and was on a hell-bent mission to help others achieve their goals.
I started my education through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition a short month after I started my first contest preparation. I couldn’t believe how much food impacted not only how I felt on the inside but my energy, vitality and moods.
I wanted to share this with everyone and anyone I knew.
I was determined to get all of the women in my studio, and my life, Fit, Sexy and Confident.
With all of my personal experience, plus coaching thousands of women over the years, I created my Goddess Body University 12 Week Fat Loss Program.
I’ve come up with a term. Living the Goddess Lifestyle. That definition, by my standards is: Eat good nutritious food, love yourself by nurturing your feminine side, and pushing your body to be better than the day before in each work out. Enjoy indulgences as treats in moderation. Be grateful that you have a body that you can take care of. Know that it’s about the journey and enjoy the process entirely. It’s invigorating, rewarding and gives me a zest for life like no other.
Pushing myself physically, creatively and mentally has changed my life in so many areas. I spend my time making better choices…cooking healthy foods for my family and myself rather than parking my butt on the couch and watching reality T.V. I also try out new fitness classes when I visit different cities. I’m getting out of my comfort zone to try new things that I never would have imagined.
I strive to never give up on myself and I know when I’m making excuses vs. when I really need a break. Making time to create a Goddess Lifestyle has added structure and more sense of balance to my life.
Positivity and optimism breed positive outcomes. Negativity and pessimism will be poison to your life and your body. My programs, and any programs for that matter, are what you make of it. If you put in a half-assed attempt, expect those results. If you really want to see significant changes then give this program your best effort.
Know that making lifestyle changes, losing weight, gaining muscle, ditching excessive alcohol, eating healthfully all while learning new exercises and taking risks is going to take hard work, diligence, persistence, consistency and PATIENCE! There is no magic pill, gadget, gizmo, crash diet or special exercise that will get you long lasting results.
So, enough about me, it’s time to create your story!
Let’s get you started Living The Goddess Life in my proven, step-by-step formula, so that you will look and feel Fit, Sexy and CONFIDENT in your skin!!
A few ways to get started:
My FREE 30 Day Ultimate Upper Body Challenge HERE
My FREE 30 Day Gorgeous Glutes Challenge HERE
My premium 12 Week fat loss nutrition program HERE.