Wake up, tend to the kids, work, feed everybody, do chores, go to bed, repeat.
That's what it feels like most days, right?
When are you possibly supposed to find time for yourself in there? Wake up with the chickens for a workout? Sacrifice Sunday to meal prep? Not gonna happen.
Except something's gotta change.
You wake up tired, irritable, and just trying to survive another day of chaos.
Your clothes are too tight, you're exhausted by 3pm, and hate walking past the mirror to get a glimpse of the frumpy mom in sweats and a bathrobe who's somehow taken over your body.
Is this how you want to spend your life? Just surviving?!
I know you've been putting yourself on the back burner for so long you can't even remember what it's like not to.
Everybody needs something from you: your kids, husband, job, parents...
You tell yourself after you take care of everything else, you'll take care of yourself except you don't have anything left to give.
It's hard to fathom the thought of making time to use your Peloton more than once a week.
Or to think about meals before that "oh sh*t, what are we gonna eat?" moment.
But you know there's more to life than this.
That you do not want to follow in your mother's footsteps.
You don't want your own kids to pick up on the same unhealthy habits that you picked up as a kid, and yet...here you are.
You feel like you’ve tried damn near everything.
Whatever someone recommends in a FB group, you'll give a shot.
Supplements? Detoxes? That book about IF? Keto? You've tried it all.
Some of it has worked, at least for a hot minute. But the weight comes back. It always does.
You’re tired of not lasting more than a few days on a diet or workout program before falling off the wagon.
It's exhausting. Why bother spending every last ounce of time, energy, or willpower on the next attempt if you're just going to end up gaining the weight back?
You want real, lasting results. And you don't want to be miserable while you achieve them. (Is that so much to ask, really?)
The things you've been doing are not what you actually need to do to start feeling better & losing weight for the last time.
Being able to wear anything you own, instead of resenting the closet full of clothes that don't fit?
How good it would feel to actually believe your husband when he complimented you?
Eating normal meals with your family and still reaching your weight loss goals?
Going out on the boat or on vacation and not stressing about how you look in your bathing suit or comparing yourself to your friends?
How much more you could get done at work if your energy didn't plummet everyday around 3pm?
If the weight you've struggled with for so long was GONE FOR GOOD?
You can have all these things. A lot sooner & easier than you think.
“The program gave me the tools to begin adjusting my lifestyle to be more healthy and productive. Esther and her team are super amazing and supportive.
How I was before isn’t how I’m going to be. It doesn’t feel as overwhelming. Having that confirmation that losing weight or being healthier doesn't have to be so hard. It was kind of like a breath of fresh air."
- Adriane S., lost 8.8 pounds & 14 inches
“Foundations was the support I needed for a woman over 50. I have been trying for 2 years to decrease my weight. Adjusting my calories and providing me with macro targets, my weight is finally going down. I am now able to have both a weight decrease and build muscle. I am excited to continue with my new lifestyle!”
-Margie V., lost 6.6 pounds & 9.5 inches
“I’m so glad I challenged myself to these 6 weeks! I learned so much about nutrition and how taking just 20-30 minutes the night before helps set me up for a successful day tomorrow. I’ve learned how to plan for special dinners or just how to fit in wine or a special desert without feeling guilty or derived. The support I received from Esther and Meg are exceptional and I highly recommend this group to anyone.”
-Tammie M., lost 4.4 pounds & 7.5 inches
“This experience has been eye opening! I had no idea how much I was really eating on a daily basis. I couldn't figure out why I wasn't losing weight but it completely makes sense now. This program has taught me so much. I still have a long way to go but I have made small changes that I think will eventually have a big pay off. The best part of the program is that I never feel judged and when I share how my week went, Esther and Meg make me really think about why it went that way.”
-Kari R., lost 6 pounds & 4 inches
“I can’t begin to thank Esther and her team enough. These 6 weeks have challenged me mentally and physically, and I have gained so much information from all of the women at EA Coaching. The support and knowledge that each team member gives is vital to this well rounded system. I feel better, I look better, and I’m excited to continue focusing on my progress. This isn’t a diet or a short term challenge. We have spent these 6 weeks learning how to make life long adjustments and I will continue to recommend the team at EA Coaching!”
-Rachael D., lost 10.4 pounds & 13.3 inches
“I learned so much. I learned how much food prepping sets me up for the rest of the week and that way I’m not floundering and making bad decisions. I’m most proud of being All In on it. One or two bad decisions didn’t derail the whole thing."
-Lucinda T., lost 8.4 pounds & 6 inches
A few years ago a client told me that when she first met me, her first thoughts were, “what does this skinny b*tch know about my struggles?”
It still makes me chuckle but I get it. You may have thought the same thing.
Even though I've figured this stuff out now & devoted my career to helping other women do the same, it wasn't always this way.
In fact, I know very well what it’s like to put all your other responsibilities before yourself because you want to do a good job and make everyone happy.
Lemme tell you a little about me:
I discovered my love for the gym in the early 2000’s because it allowed me to get exercise without being on a sports team (where my lack of athleticism was on display for all to see.)
It was something I could do just for me and I loved it. It’s a big factor in how I ended up majoring in Exercise Science at Boston University.
Along with college came the typical unlimited ice cream and cereal in the dining hall, meeting boys and eating late night pizza, studying (and partying) instead of going to the gym.
The net result at the end of freshman year?
Oh just the ol' Freshman 15 x2.
After college I struggled with binge eating, ups and downs with my weight.
Each time I gained, I’d make some desperate attempt to lose it FAST: restricting & eliminating foods, diets like Whole30, Paleo, Intermittent Fasting, even a (very brief) raw diet. I tried a Master Cleanse, for Christ's sake.
Despite all my knowledge and experience I was still grasping at straws.
I’ve come a long way from outgrowing my "fat pants."
I eat foods that are good for me AND that I enjoy, every single day.
I know how to put together meals that support my health, fuel my activity level, and leave me feeling awesome.
I don’t restrict or eliminate any foods and I indulge in moderation, without guilt.
I workout because it's who I am, not because I have to.
I know that one slip up won’t do a damn thing to hurt me and I treat myself with compassion.
I have mastered the basic skills that will allow me to maintain a healthy weight for the rest of my life.
This is the same success I want for you. And it’s exactly what my clients achieve:
“Having a new plan laid out for me was perfect. As much as I came into this thinking I knew everything there was to know, I’ve learned a ton.”
-Michele W, lost 7.5 pounds & 13 inches
“The biggest takeaway for me was learning so much and understanding macros. The manuals, the videos, the talks were all very helpful in me being successful. My biggest win is how much better I feel physically and mentally.
I would recommend this program to anyone wanting to lose weight, learn how to eat healthier, and feel great!!”
-Pat G., lost 8 pounds & 7 inches
“I lost 9 lbs. from the time I signed up until now. I was able to dig myself out of a terrible Covid-induced food/health rut. I needed to turn the page and this course helped me do it. I feel ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle and to do this for the rest of my life."
-Nancy M, lost 8 pounds & 6.75 inches
“In addition to losing pounds and inches, I feel a lot stronger and more energized. My clothes are loose, and I can cross my legs again:). The exercise piece has been invaluable, and I am losing weight eating 300-400 more calories on average per day.”
-Lindsay B, lost 9.8 pounds & 19 inches
“I went down a full pant size. And I feel so much more stronger than before. I have a good handle on food tracking now and it's become more of a habit and less of a chore. Having the daily accountability with food tracking was really helpful to get into the swing of things. I really appreciated how encouraging and responsive you both were. I could tell you really wanted us to succeed and learn! Thank you!.”
-Michele W, lost 4.2 pounds & 4 inches
“I am just so much more confident that I am the one who is in charge of what I eat and why I eat it!! The support is unbelievable!!! The patience in answering the same questions and reassuring that change is coming, the knowledge in what fuels our bodies, the excitement for all wins, there is way too much to pick a "most valuable"! I cannot begin to portray my thanks!"
-Kristy S, lost 6 pounds & 15.75 inches
“I've lost 12 lbs but for me the changes are been more about my day to day. I feel like I'm focused on the right things for the first time ever. Foundations helped me better understand how to incorporate healthy eating and strength training into my routines and I feel like I can live my life while achieving my goals for weight loss. Tracking macros let me enjoy the same food that my family eats and understand how my portion size and what I eat affects how I feel. I have created great habits in just six week and feel very confident I can continue on this path!"
-Wendy K, lost 6.4 pounds & 15 inches
“This program gave me the confidence in what I was doing with tracking and macro counting to want to keep doing it because I was more sure it would work! I lost almost 10 pounds, several inches off my waist and hips especially, and more importantly, gained the determination to keep going with this new way of eating.”
-Andrea S, lost 9.4 pounds & 8 inches
“My biggest win is feeling confident that I will realize success, but it might take a while. I feel like I can make slow and steady progress if I just stay the course and not demand perfection from myself. And it doesn’t mean that I’ve totally fallen off the wagon if I have a crappy day, I can just start again. It feels good to have a plan, and helps me feel like I’m in control”
-Jamie H., lost 3.3 pounds & 3.25 inches
“This Foundations course has been tremendous in helping me learn my “whys” and “hows”. In addition to learning how to actually incorporate quality of life foods and still be moving toward my goals, I really feel like my goal setting is so much improved. Becoming aware of triggers to mindless eating, being able to pause and to create strategies to avoid them - huge for me! My biggest win: trusting the process. I feel stronger in my workings, am sleeping better and have shed some inches. I feel like I am on the path to success thanks to this course!”
-Colleen F., lost 2.4 pounds & 9.5 inches
“It gave me the basics. I actually got back into a weight range that I haven't seen in a while. Huh, this DOES work.”
-Jolayne F., lost 7 pounds & 6.25 inches
“I was feeling like I was stuck in a rut. I felt like the scale was defining everything about me. And then I was looking for every reason why: doctors, pill, supplements, hormones, looking on the internet, I was looking at everything but being in a deficit with calories.
Now, tracking has been so eye opening and amazing. I figured out that I LOVE the gym, LOVE lifting weights, LOVEE exercising and feel like the scale doesn’t define me!
-Stacie S., lost 1.5 pounds & 9.5 inches
“I’ve done it all... and I like this the best. I know that it’s a slow process. I know that it’s a lifestyle now. I feel like I’m in this for the rest of my life.”
“This program & support has been amazing. I've lost 11.2 pounds, and 5 inches from my waist. I never once felt deprived. I had some great "aha!" moments in the group, especially regarding how little protein I had been eating before, and how that was hindering my progress in the many other "diets" I tried before this.”
-Alecia N, lost 11.2 pounds & 11.5 inches
"I feel like I have a far better understanding of how to eat, and not how to "diet". Learning how to track and measure food is a gamechanger (if done consistently). I also loved getting to problem-solve with other women!"
-Caroline V, lost 5.2 pounds & 11.5 inches
My mission is to help you realize that living your healthiest, happiest, most confident life isn't nearly as hard as you think.
It doesn't have to be complicated. It doesn't have to be miserable.
And the weight doesn't have to come back.
Know exactly what to do for each and every workout to maximize your results and minimize wasted time.
After a week of benchmark workouts, you'll follow a 4-week progressive strength program to compliment whatever other forms of exercise you enjoy. The final week, you'll retest your benchmarks to see how far you've come!
All workouts can be done from home, with minimal equipment, and include video demos to help ensure proper form.
You'll learn why strength training should be the top priority of your workouts and based the basic movement patterns to allow you to move safely and build the lean, muscular body you admire on others.
No more food rules. No more restrictions. No one-size fits all "solution" here.
Your individual guidelines will help you overcome diet industry brainwashing about "good" and "bad" foods, carb phobia, and the belief that you need to eliminate your favorite foods in order to lose weight.
You'll learn exactly what, and how much, to eat to look and feel your best, how to meal plan, eat out, put together balanced meals, estimate portion sizes, learn to listen to your body and maintain your results effortlessly.
We even include fool-proof recipes so there's no guesswork!
You will be able to enjoy your favorite foods, eat the same meals as your family, and still lose weight.
Foundations won't just help you lose weight, but will make sure you have the skills and tools you need to continue losing and to keep it off, long after the program ends!
Our 6 week structured curriculum of educational trainings & resources helps you develop a strong foundation of nutrition & exercise science, form healthy habits and build the lifestyle framework for long-term success.
Each week we teach you a different Big Rock to master so that you know why you're doing what you're doing, how it works, and can stop wasting your time on stuff that doesn't. We also focus on integrating your exercise and nutrition habits into your lifestyle so that when it comes time to maintain your healthy weight, it’s not a struggle at all.
Between our weekly coaching calls, private FB group, and daily interactions, you will have a level of support you've never experienced before.
Weekly group coaching calls ensure that you always have clear goals and a plan for accomplishing them each week.
Daily accountability threads and check-in posts ensure that your motivation doesn't wear off between calls and you stay focused on doign the things that matter.
You have 24/7 access to an entire team of coaches devoted to helping you make this the first 6 weeks of the rest of your life. You will constantly feel seen, heart, supported, and understood knowing that we're in your corner every step of the way.
We know what it’s like to want to excel at work, at school, in your marriage, as a mother, a friend. And to find that there's nothing left for yourself.
We know what it’s like to have the slightest disruption to your precious routines throw you into a tailspin of emotional eating and inactivity.
Not a lot of coaches understand that it can be hard to say “no” to others in order to focus on yourself. But we get it. You are not alone!
The truth is, we weren’t able to stop experiencing the high-highs and low-lows of our weight until we realized how much our health and happiness spilled over into every other aspect of our lives!
At the end of the day, we know where you are coming from because we are you!
Between us we have 5 kids, 3 husbands, ~427 weekly activities, and a combined more than 15 degrees and certifications, and 20 years of coaching experience.
Esther has been working in the fitness industry since 2006 and worked in a variety of settings (commercial, corporate, boutique, municipal) before launching EAWC online in 2015. She has a B.S. Exercise Science from Boston University, Precision Nutrition Level 2 Nutrition Coach + former intern, ACE-certified Healthy Behaviors Coach, ACE-certified Personal Trainer, Cooper Institute certified Life Coach + former intern, GGS Certified Pre- and Postnatal Coach, IOPN diploma in Sports Nutrition, Certified Sports Nutritionist from the Institute of Sports Nutrition, and TRX Suspension Group Trainer. She is a mom of 1 and has moved all over the world (currently Germany) with her active duty Navy husband.
Meg is a NCI certified nutrition coach and NESTA certified personal trainer as well as an Army wife, mother of two teenage girls, and lover all things fitness-y as well as ice cream. She’s a macro tetris pro and has done a little bit of everything in the fitness world. Marathons, CrossFit, bikini comps, bro lifting—she’s had fun doing most of it. It took lots of trial and error, and a couple of missteps, but has finally found a place of balance, and wants to be able to share that with others. She’s a firm believer in consistency over perfection, patience, and finding a way to live that is sustainable for YOU.
Anna has a BS in Exercise Science, is a Precision Nutrition coach, level 2 Crossfit, Weightlifting, and Gymnastics coach, and certified pre & postnatal coach as well as Air Force wife of 18 years and mom of two active teenage daughters. Throughout her youth, she struggled with body image, an eating disorder, unhealthy pregnancies, and 2 reconstructive foot surgeries. In addition to working out or talking about food, she enjoys baking, cooking, traveling and being outside. She is dedicated to helping others find their rhythm & success the same way she's found hers.
Foundations takes you from frustrated & grasping at straws to confident & on-a-roll in just 6-weeks:
Trainings & resources to help you develop a strong foundation of nutrition & exercise science, form healthy habits, build the lifestyle framework for long-term success.
Week 1 - Why track your food?
Week 2 - Mastering the Big Rocks
Week 3 - Importance of strength training
Week 4 - Fix your relationship w the scale
Week 5 - What matters besides numbers
Week 6 - What to do next
Our small group dynamic allows you to get plenty of 1:1 attention while also learning & benefitting from being surrounded by woman on the same journey
Weekly Zoom Office Hours
Daily Accountability Threads
Biweekly progress updates
By the end of 6 weeks, you'll have all the tools necessary to take ownership of your long-term success
Lose pounds and inches
Build strength & improve stamina
Develop new skills & weekly routines
Increase confidence & overcome self-doubt
for good and know exactly how to keep doing these things until you reach your ultimate goals
You will receive: