About Coach Veronica
Hi, I’m Coach Veronica McCombs, owner of Badass Mom Fitness.
This is me…
Like many families, mine was hit with tragedy when I was young. At age six, I lost both my parents in one fell swoop.
Food became my escape. And I ballooned up.
My family nicknamed me Chonchis, which is slang for “chubby girl” in Spanish.
They used it as a term of endearment—not in a mean-spirited way—but that didn’t change the fact that I was the little chubby girl. It became my identity.
I spent the following years wishing I was someone else. Wishing I lived in someone else’s body. That I looked different.
My heart broke a little bit more every time I looked in the mirror.
I remember wanting to play soccer when I was 13 because it looked like a lot of running and running is supposed to help you lose weight.
Soccer and depriving myself of food will have me looking like Christina Aguilera in no time, I thought.
This behavior carried on for most of my life: I took pills, ate my feelings away, and ran for hours wearing a trash bag.
I’d lose some and then always gain it right back, each time with a little extra.
Eating strict and working out, I lost it all when I was 23. But the strict dieting was too grueling, and I gained it all back (and then some) by 24.
I spent thousands on diets, at-home workouts, gym memberships, and discount bootcamps. You name it. I tried it.
But nothing led to lasting results.
Then came the children. Soon, I was over 200 pounds, which may look fantastic on some women. On me, it didn’t.
I had no energy and felt anxious and lousy.
I guess I always thought I’d have my act together by the time I had children, but my low self–esteem continued. I was so consumed with myself that it didn’t occur to me that my thoughts and actions regarding food could be affecting my babies.
As a mother of three, teaching my children healthy habits is so important.
What kind of example was I setting?
Could I learn to love myself the way I love my children?
How could I be a better role model for them?
How could I expect them to grow up eating healthy when I wasn’t?
How could I expect them to have healthy self-esteems when mine was so poor?
The bottom line was: I couldn’t.
It wasn’t fair to them for me to continue living as I had been.
It was time to put Chonchis to rest once and for all.
So, after a lot of determination, research and trial and error, I figured out the right way to eat and workout, and how to stick with it.
I built habits I could stick with. Discovered workouts that are fun. Ate foods that are both healthy AND yummy.
Followed nutrition habits that satiated me and helped me achieve my fitness goals.
I lost all my extra weight (63 lbs) and have now kept it off
And because of it, today, my life is now so much better in all areas. I feel great about how I look, have lots of energy, and am a better role model for my children.
It’s still a struggle sometimes, and I’m FAR from perfect. But when I think about how my actions and self-worth affect my children, making tough decisions about my health, fitness, and well-being become easier.
Some people get into personal training for the money. Nothing wrong with that. And, like everyone else, I DO need to make a living.
But the number one reason I became a trainer is so I can help other women.
Because, other than the love of my family, nothing makes me happier than helping other women transform their bodies and lives—ESPECIALLY mothers, so they can be a more positive example of a healthy lifestyle for their precious little ones.
If you could use any guidance in this area of your life, then click this button and fill in your info…
Coach Veronica McCombs
Badass Mom Fitness
31556 Rosales Ave
Murrieta, CA 92563
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