Hi! I am Sonya...I want to start by sharing with you how I got here…
It’s about 10am on a Monday morning. I can’t shake this feeling of doom and gloom hanging over me. I feel exhausted from just taking a shower. Not only that, but I am struggling to focus... I just feel this mounting anxiety...but it’s a different feeling that I haven’t had before. I should just push through this uncomfortable feeling, but I can’t... it’s getting worse. The room is spinning and wiggling. I just have to get myself down on the floor before I fall on my face or something.
Here I sit...waiting for this weird feeling to pass. I look down at myself....it feels like I’m way up in the air...and I can see my body, but I don’t feel like I’m in it. I’m still getting farther and farther away. I’m kind of starting to freak out now. I want to get back up and go lie down in my bed. But it’s a struggle to get up...it’s like I am stuck. Almost like my limbs aren’t attached. My body looks all askew. My leg is twisted behind me and my arm is just dangling. And that’s when it hits me...that’s when I know. I am having a stroke and I am paralyzed. As I struggle to call for help as I am lying helpless on the floor...my mind starts racing through possible outcomes...
Suddenly, I face the fact I might die here on this floor. And if I don’t, I am quite certain life will never be the same again. I could live life in a wheelchair...in a nursing home. In that moment, I am not sure which option is worse.
And then, I open my eyes and realize I am alive! I am in ICU and I am in really rough shape. I am in pain. I am still paralyzed. I am hooked up to beeping machines and things that squeeze your legs. Everyone around me looks distressed. But... I am still here.
Surprisingly and amazingly, I survived.
ot surprisingly, a lot of damage - some permanent - was done.
I wanted to look and act and think as normal as I could. I didn’t want to struggle to walk. I didn’t want my speech to slur. I didn’t want to have memory issues. ….And I did not want to get fat. But, the trauma sent me into menopause, and between that and the pile of prescriptions I was taking...I found myself steadily gaining weight.
Believe it or not, even with all my challenges, I felt like I was in an alien suit! I tried every tip and trick, every diet and meal plan, even food delivery service...and I kept gaining weight while feeling hungry and crabby. Why should I suffer in food deprivation if it’s not going to make me lose any weight? I was frustrated and depressed.
It was a really big deal for me. It seemed everyone..my Mother, my friends, and my life in dance and as a model made me really stressed out about my weight. I believed being overweight would make me unhealthy and I didn’t want diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
But I also believed that being overweight would make me unattractive and less successful in life, in my marriage and in my career. I worried people would judge me as lazy and wouldn’t see me as good enough. I associated being overweight with being sad and depressed. And I believed it was my fault and I felt blame and shame. I was always willing to try any diet, any gimmick, any pill or potion to be the size I felt I needed to be. Healthy or not. Sustainable or not. And now the day was here. There were no more tricks to try. Nothing worked. I was devastated.
I got into a bad mindset... I lost my confidence, my vitality, my zest and zeal -
… I was living a little smaller every day
… I was living a little less happy every day
… I was living a little sicker every day
And the fact is that my struggle with feeling “not good enough”, my struggle with my health, my struggle with feeling like a failure is not unique. Not everyone has had a stroke, but we’ve all been at that place in our life when there’s that pivotal moment when you just know something has to change.
And then I remembered that feeling I had…
...The one where I felt scared and wasn’t even sure I wanted to live through all the challenges that lay ahead…
...And then the one where I realized I was a survivor.
So, I am still here! If I am here, there must be a reason. My job here on this earth is not done.
This was my moment. My turning point. I felt pushed even more than inspired to uncover my purpose.
I decided in that moment to find real solutions to seemingly solutionless problems.
Whether you’ve never tried to lose weight or struggled with a chronic condition before...
Whether you’ve tried a few diets and the weight hasn’t stayed off or your health didn’t improve...
Or whether you’re somebody who's tried every program, taken every supplement and been on every diet ever made...
What I am going to share with you over the next 8 weeks is going to help you say bye-bye to belly fat, brain fog and burnout...because we all deserve to live our best life!
I am Sonya Sullins, the creator of Happy Hormones, Healthy Life. As a Functional Health Coach and Speaker, I bring my message far and wide to help as many as I can live their best life.
I have dedicated my life to research and learning, sorting through the myths to discover the truth, experimenting, biohacking, and documenting... I have been able to not only rebuild myself from the inside out, but also coach the very system that is proven and continues to help countless others to do the same with their health.
Let’s join together in this movement to empower us all to push through the doubt, frustration and fear...and learn to boldly take our health and vitality back into our own hands.
Following the exact same method that I used, you will get the results that others just like you have.. you will:
I am so grateful to have a second chance at life!