Hi – My name is Lauren and I am delighted to be joining the ALL IN by Teddi team as an Accountability Coach.
I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. When my husband and I got married in 2004 we decided to move to Naples, Florida for an adventure. We never moved back and love our Florida life. I have two teenagers, a boy and a girl, they are my everything!
For as long as I can remember I have struggled with my relationship with food. Starting in high school, I would try any and every diet that I could find. Turned out I was great at losing weight, just never was able to sustain it. I grew up surrounded by food. Everything was celebrated with food. Everything sad was fixed with food. So to me a diet meant that I had to give up “comfort.”
After dealing with this for so long, it was my “normal.” My closet was filled with every size pant just waiting for another round of gaining or losing lbs. This lifestyle caused me so much anxiety and ultimately depression. My self-love and acceptance were determined by the scale and the size of my pants.
While watching Housewives I heard Teddi discuss her program. Of course, I wanted to give it a try. When I signed up, I had no idea that my whole life was about to change. After 3 months, I realized I wasn’t on a diet! I had actually changed my lifestyle. I was no longer obsessed with the scale, I was healthy. I learned to love food for how it nourishes my body. Movement was no longer a requirement, but instead a chance for me to love myself through it. Having a coach was a game changer, and what I needed to succeed. She reminded and encouraged me that I was worth it! A year and half later my husband realized he was ready to change too. I went back ALL IN with him. We are the happiest and healthiest version of ourselves. The best part is our kids see how important health and wellness is for everyone. I am thrilled to be able to be part of the ALL IN team and help others change their lives. XOXO