"Working with Mary on my weight loss and maintenance journey has been a godsend! It is so important to have the support of a person who can help you be accountable without feeling judged; Mary has been that person for me. I really appreciate the practical advice from someone who has "walked the walk" and who is able to help me both solve problems and strategize to avoid difficult situations. Mary's calm approach to facing obstacles is reassuring, and her ability to help clarify the direction needed to achieve success maximizes my own efforts. She has patiently worked with me to set realistic goals and measure my progress, reminding me of my achievements when I face challenges. I cannot overemphasize my appreciation for her flexibility, since this is truly an individualized process. Thank you, Mary. I look forward to continuing to work with you towards my good health!"
" I was stuck! I really didn’t know how to move forward with what I wanted in life. Mary gently helped me to see in me, what I could not see. She saw the potential in me and helped me not only see it but achieve it. Mary is a great life coach who looks at you as a whole person with lots of potential. She brings out the best in you and is completely dedicated to your personal growth. I can’t thank her enough."
"There's Something About Mary! Health and Wellness Guru, Mary Conaway, changed my life. I'm not sure how I'd gotten so off course when it came to prioritizing me, but in the last ten years, somehow I'd lost track of what feeling good about myself felt like. I was drinking too much, not eating right and not doing really anything physically on a regular basis. Over that time, I'd put on 76 pounds, my blood pressure was crazy high, and my self esteem had gotten crazy low. Then Mary came into my life, and it was like I was able to turn back time. Truly, with Mary's supportive yet challenging coaching, I was able to set and meet personal goals--some of which I thought were impossible. It's about progress, not perfection; so far I've lost 50 pounds, and feel healthier and more focused than I have in a decade. Mary helped me to believe in myself again--there is no limit to what I can do or be. "
"Thank you Mary for your guidance, patience and loving support. I can't wait to see what the next ten years will bring."
"In Mary Conaway, colIeague and friend, I have found a "Guiding Light". I am a health and fitness professional, who often struggles with my own daily challenges of maintaining a healthy balance, keeping my stress low and watching my weight. These things I took for granted in my younger years, especially because they came easily to me.
We all need a "Guiding Light" in our lives. Someone who positively influences us, inspires us, helps us maneuver stumbling blocks without judgement and offers encouragement to be the best we can be. Mary gently guides you, using her knowledge and resources to help you set goals and accomplish set tasks successfully, and to realize the importance of having a plan."
"Thanks Mary for guiding me to make healthy choices for the rest of my life!"
"Losing twenty pounds in a little under three months is no easy feat especially when you have been trying for years. With the loving help of Mary Conaway I was able to achieve my health and fitness goals in a really very short amount of time. Mary encouraged me all the way. Our weekly visits kept me right on target and I left her office feeling empowered and in charge of my own life.
Mary is a very kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, encouraging coach that helps you focus on your goals and concentrate on yourself. I will miss our weekly visits but I am quite pleased with my achievements and the fact that I made a new friend that is a very positive influence in my life."
I have worked with Mary since June of 2015. I have been trying to lose weight for 25 years. To date, I have lost close to 30 pounds and I am positively thrilled. I couldn’t be happier and I simply could not have done it without her help. She is my inspiration and my friend in addition to being a great coach. She never judges me harshly and is always upbeat and kind. (this is saying something as I am not the easiest person to put up with….). Apart of the diet, she is always trying to put me in the right mind set. Mary has lots of ideas to combat different “eating” situations as well as recipes and tips to make life easier as you go through the weight loss challenge. She is generous in spirit and with her time, and always wants to help. She gives out free samples of products and seasonings so you can figure what works for you and what tastes good to you. I thank her from the bottom of my heart for restoring in me my pride at the way that I look and feel. I am healthy and feel good. Can’t wait to lose another 15 pounds and get to my college weight. I believe in myself and Mary and know it can be done.
I met Mary Conaway a few years ago. Funny but back then I was her coach. Specifically I coached her in a nutritional program. She was very successful and such a pleasure, that when her program was complete and her goal was attained and maintained; I asked her to work for my company in the same capacity as I, a Wellness Coach.
Her clients loved her and had similar success as she had. But it was not just about the weight loss. Mary had a way to get deep into her clients psyche just because that is what her personality is like. She is your friend, your confidante, your coach.
Years have passed, we both moved on with our separate careers. But we always kept in touch. When Mary decided to persue her passion for helping people in a capacity that so suited her, I was very supportive. I have since retained her as my "life coach". She has coached me through many things in my life. She never tells me what to do, or how to do it. But she makes me think of the best way that will work for me and my family. Yes, sometimes I dread the weekly phone call, just like I used to dread my daily run; but the thing is that phone call helps me see things clearly, put things in order, set an agenda and a goal for the next week. And just like my run, I always feel so much better and in control of my life when it is complete.
I had been thin all my life and at some point things just changed for me. It was a gradual weight gain but had gotten to the point where I just looked in the mirror and thought-who is that fat person? It’s not me! But it was and I couldn’t deny it any longer. I tried losing the weight on my own for years and it just wasn’t happening. It was really depressing me. And I knew I was drinking more than I should. Life was good but I felt it could be better. I needed a boost and met Mary. I wanted someone that walked the talk and saw how Mary had managed to lose weight, keep it off and somehow still remain cheerful about it all. It wasn’t just the weight lost, although I am absolutely thrilled that I have reached my goal, but the whole emphasis on wellness and taking stock of your life. Mary’s non-judgmental and supportive approach has been just what I needed. I have learned a lot about food choices but these sessions with Mary have been an eye opener. It’s nice to know someone is in your corner.