I'm Lacey Maloney, the Health Sanity Coach. I show people how to get healthy without going crazy!
My Zest For Health Coaching
comes from my own struggles and frustrations with trying to get healthy. See, I was in my early 20s and just trying to lose a few pounds, get into shape and... get healthy! I thought the best way to do that was to follow the advice in the media and health magazines and stay up to date on the latest "health tips". When I wasn't at the gym trying to burn the fat or scouring the internet for answers, I was counting calories, grams of carbs, fat & protein and searching for a new, lower calorie/higher protein/more satisfying snack. My life revolved around: food, worry, gym, guilt, willpower, scale. Repeat. I was miserable.
All I wanted was to reach that level of effortless health I had seen others do. You know, those people who just naturally incorporate health and fitness into their life.
But instead of getting healthy, I became anxious, obsessed, frustrated, disappointed and angry with myself... and I gained weight!!! I kept thinking there was something wrong with me. That I didn't have enough willpower. That I wasn't strong enough.
Thankfully when I hit the wall with my frustrations & disappointments, I had a moment of clarity: I had felt so much better before, when I didn't care what I ate. The problem wasn't me, it was this crazy diet!!!
When I ditched the diet I immediately felt a sense of relief. The obsession was gone and I was happy again! But was I healthy?
I knew there had to be a way. A way to be happy + healthy.
At that point in my life, you could say the universe responded.
My path intersected with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN), that unbeknownst to me, was located just a few floors above where I worked in the Time Warner Building at Whole Foods Market in NYC. One day at work, I picked up a pamphlet for IIN that I found on the lunch table and the rest is history. That was 10 years ago!
Fast forward to today!
Now I combine my experiences, unique interests and education to help others realize they too can have their health, happiness and sanity! Instead of it overtaking their life, it becomes a natural, effortless part of it.
There's no better way to say it:
You can have your cake and eat it too!
Relevant Professional Bio
- Received my certificate for Holistic Health Coaching in 2007 from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
- Supplement buyer for Whole Foods Market from 2009-2012.
- Completed the Equinox Academy for Personal Training in 2013.
- Received certificate of completion in Functional Nutrition from Holistic Nutrition Labs in 2013.
- Health Sanity Coach - Current
Irrelevant Professional Bio
- First job: Waitress at Peking Panda. I learned to say important words in Mandarin Chinese like Qui-Den (which means "hurry-up") 1997-1999
- Studied Forensic Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice 2004-2006
- Nanny to 4 children of 2 police detectives. Yeah I know!
- Head Pizza Flipper for Whole Foods Market 2005-2006.
- Catering department secretary for Whole Foods Market 2006-2009.
Current: Dog park walker. Daily treks with my boys has given me professional level status!
More fun facts:
How I spend 90% of my time in the kitchen
How I dance. Just the other day I was trying to country line dance and my husband thought I was trying to do an Irish jig. Not even joking.
No explanation here. Thanks J-Law
When someone tries to lecture me on food.
Of course, I won't lecture you either!
When someone signs up for my newsletter.
What are you waiting for?
The majority of my clothes come from Costco or Target. It's just too convenient.
Basically my dogs, Basil & Cosmo Italiano
Me doing a cartwheel just for kicks. Seriously that's me!