Hello! My name is Regina and I’m what some may call a free soul. I am a Doctor of Pharmacy, registered pharmacist, personal trainer, holistic health coach, mother of 2 gorgeous boys, free spirit, smart ass, one that challenges and rejects being “normal”, lover of living healthy and fitness, curly girl, woman with resting bitch face (ugh), a vegan and a foodie.
So, my back story. I quit my job as a retail pharmacist in June of 2015 to pursue a life where I can help and teach people how to live their best and healthiest lives. How is that going to pay the bills? I don’t quite know but I know that it is what is in my heart to do. In my prior position I often found myself feeling like a hypocrite dispensing medication, encouraging people to take medicines that I would not take myself, and giving vaccines that I refused to get. In addition to the hypocrisy I was experiencing an insurmountable amount of stress, guilt for not being able to see my children for several days because I would work crazy hours (hello? 13 hour shifts? wtf), and health issues that I could only attribute to my lack of self care and stress BUT… I was getting paid VERY well.
After getting cursed out by one customer too many for not filling their fake narcotic prescription and being told by my manager that we weren’t doing enough within the time period we were expected to do them I cracked. Thinking of all the sacrifices I made to serve these people and as hard as I worked (often short staffed) I made the decision to quit. I decided to trade money and sense of security for happiness. And BOY is that sense of security that a job provides intoxicating and addictive. Quitting a job to be your own boss is scary and others often question your sanity. Sometimes we have to wake up and determine if the sacrifices we make in our personal lives for a job is worth the money you make. For me it is not and I chose to step out of the matrix.
Now I’m here. I am now an ACE certified personal trainer and Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN) certified holistic health coach, I train individuals to help them attain their goal physique while working on myself, I coach people to create healthy habits to reduce their health issues and concerns and I can now be a fully present mother to my boys. I regret nothing and I’m learning a ton about myself, my children, and those around me. This is an eye opening and frightening experience. I look forward to sharing my life and my journey with you. Thank you for taking the time to read “about me”.