ren·e·gade (/ˈrenəˌɡād/) ;noun: a person who deserts and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles.
Whenever I tell someone about the new name for my Wellness Company, this is their initial response:
Renegade Wellness Co. was born of a place where I desperately needed to be myself, and I desperately wanted other women to feel like themselves, too.
Growing up, I was always one step outside of the norm. I always got along better with the older kids. I was the girl wearing Doc Martens and black lipstick.
I rebelled against what I was “supposed” to do, whether it be following rules or doing homework.
And all of these personality traits followed me into adulthood. I would rather make the rules than follow them. I would rather lead the charge into change rather than just be along for the ride.
I am a connector. I am a leader. I am a disruptor.
And so when it came time to change directions in my career and follow my true calling, I found myself rallying against the grain once again. I didn’t fit in with the medical world — I can see connections between our lifestyles and our illnesses and wanted to dive deep into helping others recognize and change their trajectories. I didn’t fit in with the holistic world — if one more person told me that it’s “all about mindset” I was going to scream.
I started calling myself the “black sheep of the holistic world” because when people met me, they often said, “You’re nothing like what I expected a holistic nutritionist to be.” I also didn’t always follow the thought processes of my peers when it came to the rules.
I look around at the health and wellness world and can clearly see why so many women are struggling to lose weight and keep it off. I get why there is so much confusion around what a healthy lifestyle is supposed to look like.
We are Googling our health and trying on every different “system” out there. Keto. Intermittent fasting. Paleo. Beachbody. We follow the gurus into battle as their little lackies. We take their words as gospel and spread their products like a plague.
And we see results, but it’s not sustainable. We “fall off the wagon”. We “break the rules”. We “plateau”.
All the while, the truth of the matter is….
WE SHOULD BE MAKING OUR OWN RULES.
Ladies, WE are fucking WARRIORS.
Renegade Wellness Co. is for the woman who no longer feels comfortable in her own skin.
For the woman who has tried it all (and none of it has stuck).
For the woman who is tired of listening to how everyone else is telling her she should live her life.
For the woman who wants to show her daughters how to live their lives free of the chains of low self-esteem.
For the woman who has already built her life, and just wants to be healthier.
For the woman who doesn’t want to play by other people’s health and wellness rules.
For the woman who is ready to take control BACK.
For the woman who is sick of restricting herself and just wants to enjoy life.
For the woman who is tired of “free challenges” that don’t work and who just wants to FEEL GOOD.
Renegade Wellness Co. is our battle cry. Let’s release the hounds of war.
It’s time that we step away from what’s not working (the diets, the expectations, the RULES of motherhood and of womanhood that we have been taught) and step into our power as mothers.
Join me as we step into our true selves and take control of our destiny.
WE DO NOT HAVE TO RESIGN OURSELVES TO A LIFE OF FEELING LIKE WE DON’T BELONG. WE DO NOT HAVE TO MAKE OURSELVES SMALLER TO FIT SPACES THAT AREN’T MEANT FOR US.
WE CAN BE AS BIG AND AS LOUD AS WE WANT — WE ARE THE MOTHERS OF THE FUTURE. IT IS TIME THAT WE TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OURSELVES AND OUR CHILDREN AND LEAD THE WAY BY THROWING OUT THE PLAYBOOK AND MAKING OUR OWN RULES.
How do you want to remember your life? Do you want to remember simply following others while struggling every single day to stay consistent and then feeling guilty about not hitting “your goals”? Or do you want to remember living a life that you love, doing all of the things that you love, with the people who you love? Do you want to follow? Or do you want to lead by example? What would you tell your daughter to do?