Sabrina is a 40 year old wife and mother, who has been riding the weight roller coaster for the better part of 32 years. She spent most of her life as a chronic emotional eater, often bingeing late at night and in private where where no one could see her out-of-control behavior. In addition to suffering from a degenerative disc in her lower back, and the chronic pain it caused, Sabrina was using two inhalers to control her asthma, taking two forms of allergy medication, and fighting severely high blood pressure.
At the age of 18, Sabrina started actively trying to manage her weight, and she followed every program imaginable. If you could count it, make a shake, buy a meal plan, take a pill, or see it on an infommercial, it was probably something she'd tried at least once. All of the "diets" would work for a while, but they all ended in failure. Sabrina struggled with the long-term sustainablity of all the various products and programs, and she would eventually gain all of the weight back, plus a little extra.
Her emotional struggles she came to a head when Sabrina traded in her corporate job to be a full-time mom. She buried her feelings in food, and continued to eat and gain. Reality struck two years later at the amusement park, when she could not fasten the seat belt around both her and her daughter on many rides. The look on her child's face was devastating. Her daughter didn’t understand why they couldn’t go on all the fun rides, and Sabrina recalls this being one of the most hurtful moments in her life. Several months later, not fitting into any of her clothing and feeling completely hopeless, Sabrina had reached her highest known weight, 257 pounds.
Sabrina was introduced to the Ketogenic way of life by a friend who had a similar dieting history, but had finally found success. Once she learned about the new lifestyle, she dove right in. The first thing she noticed was that she wasn’t hungry all the time. Finally, after years of mental and emotional struggle, food was no longer at the forefront of her thoughts. This was a total game changer!
Two months into Sabrina's Ketogenic journey, the chronic back pain simply disappeared. Although she had suffered from a lifetime of respiratory problems, she suddenly found herself without an inhaler and taking one allergy pill instead of two. Four months after that, Sabrina had reduced her blood pressure medications down to a single water pill, and she was finally able to ride those rides at the amusement park with her daughter! It's now been over a year, and Sabrina feels better than she ever has in her life. She has a ton of energy, and has dropped just over 80 pounds.
Sabrina has spent the last year educating friends, family, and those in her community about the Ketogenic way of eating. She is passionate about helping others understand that Keto is a healthy, sustainable way of life. Her personal motto is, “It’s not always easy, but it’s always non-negotiable.” There may be emotional struggles and physical stalls along the way, but if you push on you will be victorious!
With a background in teaching, coaching, and training, Sabrina feels that her new career as Ketovangelist Lifestyle Coach is a perfect fit! Sabrina cannot wait to be a part of your keto journey.
After 1 month of struggling with when, what and how to eat ketogenically, I realized I needed help. I saw on one of the Keto FB pages that coaching was available. So I checked it out, chose a coach whose story resonated with me. That was Sabrina Rivers-Williams. One of the best decisions I've ever made!!
Today is my 8 week keto anniversary! Down 14.5lbs, many inches down especially 2 inches in the waist. Made it through Thanksgiving easily. Didn’t miss anything I used to eat. Couldn’t have done it without my coach, Sabrina.
Thank you Sabrina for helping me to get on and stay on track. Thanks for being accessible in my time of need. Thank you for helping me burst through plateaus!
Huge...a freakin huge shout out & thank you!!11 months keto; we have been together 3-4 months. Sabrina has helped me work through some tough issues & stall including me now being at the lowest weight I have been in over 40 years. Having a coach has helped make me accountable not only to her but myself. If there is anyway to put it in your budget, do it!! I didn’t think I could afford it either, decided to try and now realize that this new way of life is about me being healthy and happy. It is finally my #1 priority.
Shout out to Kimmi for telling me what I already knew...but just didn't want to admit to; To Mary for being so relatable and the first person I thought understood my struggle (also for being a fashion diva--love your shoes although I'm sure I'd fall on my face); To Elaina for her sense of humor; To Jessyca for stressing the importance of family; To Katrina for proving that being better doesn't mean that you are going to end up perfect; To Michelyn for her cheery disposition and beautiful smile; To Linda who helps me focus on the journey; To Sabrina who reminds us to love life; To Mitzi who lives life to the fullest and has followed a journey so similar to mine (and to embrace the aging process as it can be beautiful-you own it!). To Lauren who has taken time to help me understand some of the weird stuff...Every coach has been inspirational, motivational, and educational to me. And it has been quite the experience to have had the opportunity to follow several of the coaches progress--because we are all a work in progress. I'm a tab bit jealous of people just starting out to have access to such great keto coaches--I wish I would have had the opportunity; it would have saved me a lot of trial and error. But, I am so happy to have found this family and I look forward to meeting many of you in Austin.