Testimonials

 Testimonials

“I would definitely refer her to others.”

 –Coaching client Jenny Layton

 

“Coaching helped me see things in ways that I never could have by myself. When you are trying to accomplish something like this all by yourself, it is easy to get distracted and discouraged. It becomes more doable when you have someone there supporting you the whole way.”

 –Coaching client Annie C.

 

“I have experienced a feeling of well-being. I am more in touch with my body, and now pay more attention to signals from by body in other ways (not just eating). Mentally and emotionally there is a big difference [because of coaching]. I feel in control of my life. I am just happier.”

 –Coaching client Marjorie Baade

 

“A coach is vital to finding peace and healing because someone has to help you see the places where you are caught in an untrue story. Tres helped me see the places where my thinking was incorrect.”

 –Coaching client Jenny Layton

 

Would you refer Body Peace Coaching with Tres Hatch to others?

Yes! She is amazing and really knows what she is talking about. I didn’t feel like she was just another person who was preaching to me on how to lose weight, she actually went through the same exact experiences I was going through. She was always so patient and understanding.

 –Coaching client Annie C.

 

“Tres’ coaching was essential to my success in critical moments when I chose to let go of what I imagined to be my life preserver (old thoughts and belief systems) and instead cling to the concepts taught in coaching.”

 –Coaching client Jenny Layton

 

“This feels like such freedom. I trust myself more. I will never be where I was before coaching.”

-Coaching client Marjorie Baade

 

“Without coaching, I don’t believe I would have ever seen what I previously perceived (as perfection) was actually a part of the problem. I wasn’t connected to my body, wasn’t listening to its prompts, and was operating entirely out of a set of external rules given to me by the diet world.”

 –Coaching client Jenny Layton

 

“I could not have accomplished so many changes in my thinking and my habits in such a short time without Tres’ coaching.  It’s hard to see yourself honestly.  When you are on the inside looking out, things are not as clear as they are with a second set of eyes from someone who knows what to look for.”

 –Coaching client Melissa Tuttle

 

“For the first time in my life I actually feel happy about my body.  Everything works better now that I am more in balance.  Thank you Tres.”

 –Coaching client Barry Carroll

 

“I no longer over eat.  I don’t want the whole package of cookies anymore. I want to eat really good, healthy and yummy tasting food. I know when to stop eating, because I have learned to hear the signals from my body to know when I am done. I have learned how to have a balanced day in order to incorporate everything in.”

–Coaching client Megan Ahlstrom

 

“The financial investment is by far the best money I ever spent on myself.”

–Coaching client Judy Meitzler

 

“Coaching made the messages in Miracle Pill very personal and specific to ME and the areas in my thinking that I struggled with–kind of like taking an upper level college course with only one student and a very personalized text book about ME.”

–Coaching client Taunya Otten

 

“Someone else’s insight that has been where you have been and willing to dig deeper for cause and effect in your specific circumstance is invaluable.  [Coaching] has taken me places I never could have gotten to on my own.”

–Coaching client Anjanette Evans

 

“[I used to think] if I exercise I can eat whatever I want, however much I want.  So why was I 200+ pounds?  Because I had ignored the requests from my wonderful body and I wasn’t feeding it the food it wanted and desperately needed. Being able to embrace “all” of me was so important. My body isn’t my enemy anymore.  Ever since coaching with Tres there have been quite a few changes to my habits and behaviors.  I now always have breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Treats aren’t forbidden—I have them when I need them.  When I go out for dinner, I try to order what is needed by my body (yes my body can tell me what it wants), and more often than not it will be a salad with a side of broccoli or asparagus.  This is completely different from how I used to go out to dinner.  When I leave a restaurant I am not stuffed to the gills.”

–Coaching client Jenifer Johnson

 

“It has been a true pleasure to work with Tres.  She started out as my coach, but quickly became a friend.  The fact that she has been able to personally benefit, and achieve success from the concepts she teaches is what qualifies her for this work.  She is the proof that her concepts work!!  I love her very common sense approach to coaching.  The concepts she taught me just really rang true to my very being.   She is a wonderful, positive, patient, beautiful person, and I am so grateful that she came into my life.”

–Coaching client Melissa Tuttle

 

Was the financial investment worth it?

“Every cent was worth it. The skills that I have learned, I am going to use for the rest of my life. I will never have to go on a diet again which would cost probably more money than this over my lifetime which would result in a constant battle with my body and never feeling peace. Now I have a vast skill set to help me deal with everyday life so I can eat all the healthy and yummy food I want while staying trim. For me it’s a win, win.”

 –Coaching client Megan Ahlstrom

 

“I would be delighted to refer your coaching to anyone.  As the name Body Peace Coaching implies, I found peace with my body shape and size, but I also found so much more peace within myself, my past, and my marriage.  I now have a new hope and excitement regarding all areas of my future.”

–Coaching client Judy Meitzler

 

“I used to think of myself as a small person, small in my influence, small in my accomplishment, small in my worth, small in my world.  I don’t think that way anymore.  I see myself as stunningly large.  I have increased my capacity to love myself and others.”

–Coaching client Jenifer Johnson

 

“Coaching has literally opened my eyes to the beauty within myself (that I always knew was there) and has made it easier to see the beauty in others and in every situation that I encounter during my day. I still struggle some days as I practice what I learned but my investment has paid dividends already and I will be able to continue my growth for a lifetime.”

–Coaching client Taunya Otten

 

“I feel greater energy and sense of peace as I have learned and applied the concepts Tres has taught me.  I have a much greater desire to learn more about healthy foods and cooking.  I think much more about eating for health and longevity than just eating foods that taste good.  I have actually noticed that my taste preferences have changed.  The foods I desire are more premium and fresh tasting.”

–Coaching client Melissa Tuttle

 

“Before I started coaching, I hated my body. I disliked how I looked in clothes, how it jiggled when I walked.  Now, I feel balanced with my body. I love my body! I am thankful for all the amazing things my beautiful machine does to help me live every day. I no longer feel self-conscious, instead I instill positive thinking to see the way my true self really is. If I want to have a healthy fit body, then I need to act like a healthy and fit person, not continue wishing for a fat burning magical pill that will take all of my problems away (that pill probably has nasty chemicals that could give me a random disease in the future anyways).  My body now craves healthy, raw and fresh food. I have a lot of energy, and I understand how to feel centered wherever I go.  I also have the confidence to be myself around people, to let the amazing me shine and to help other people feel great about themselves by sharing my bubbly personality instead of being selfish and hiding it away from others.”

–Coaching client Megan Ahlstrom

 

“Coaching was so much better than trying to go it alone.  For weight loss I have been on all kinds of diets and I had “heard it all before,” but with coaching instead of replaying the same old records over and over again, I got new insight in to the reason I overate and the way I approached food.  Getting a fresh perspective and new strategies for dealing with eating situations was very helpful and it was also liberating to learn that my opinion counts as much as anyone else.”

–Coaching client Judy Meitzler

 

“I now take pause to truly taste. I have a little chocolate every day without guilt or regret. I thoroughly enjoy cooking now because it is a discovery of flavors instead of a duty and drudgery. I experience the things I love because that is what makes me happy.”

–Coaching client Anjanette Evans

 

“I [now] look for the freshest, least processed food.  In the past, it was all about what my taste buds wanted.  Now it’s more about what will be the best fuel for my body.  I don’t crave the greasy processed foods like I used to.  I don’t do the late night binging like I used to.”

–Coaching client Melissa Tuttle

 

“In coaching, Tres taught me principles that I wouldn’t have been able to have absorbed by reading her book alone. She was always there to answer all my questions and she helped me in a unique way that only she could do in person. As well she made sure that I was checked up on so that I would keep trying to incorporate the different skills and methods into my daily life. Because of Tres, she gave me the confidence to keep going, to trust my body and to trust the concepts I was learning and that the fat would start melting away, and it did!”

–Coaching client Megan Ahlstrom

 

Would you refer Body Peace Coaching with Tres Hatch to others?

“Absolutely!  Coaching with Tres has helped me see the amazing girl I am on the inside and the outside. My confidence soars, and I feel happy, free, and in balance all the time. I realized that my choices matter and I choose my future. I have come to realize that the only person I was ever battling against was me. I feel that working with Tres has been such a blessing in my life and I will be forever changed for the better by her.”

–Coaching client Megan Ahlstrom

 

“Before coaching I would not look in a full length mirror unless I was completely clothed.  I hated my over-endowed breasts and was even considering breast reduction surgery.  By the end of coaching I was able to accept my shape as a temporary “housing” for my true self.  I know there will come a day when my body will reflect my true self, but in the meantime I can now look in that full length mirror and accept my unique features and embrace the true me as I sing, “I feel pretty” and really mean it!”

–Coaching client Judy Meitzler

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Letting Go

“For it is in giving that we receive.”  St. Francis of Assisi

Author Tres Hatch,  Steamed Almond Milk (recipe from Daily Fuel~coming 2016)

Author Tres Hatch,
Steamed Almond Milk (recipe from Daily Fuel~coming 2016)

Because yoga can reveal uncomfortable truths, this happened:

Twice a week I go to gentle yoga.  The class is made up almost entirely of beautiful men and women of a certain retired age.  And me.  Although it is terribly unenlightened to compare my  practice to theirs I must share some striking differences.  Their movements are fluid and sure.  They have immense focus, wisdom, and grace.  By the end of class they float out of the studio carrying their mat without looking rumpled.  Meanwhile, I feel like I just went 8 seconds on a bull named Tatonka.  While they use blocks, bolsters, bands, and modifications to fully benefit from the poses, I …still foolishly think intensity is better and go for the burn (insert head shake here).

But here is the promised reveal:  In one of these recent “bull-riding sessions” I learned the concept of balance in a wholly new way.  Kathleen Olsen was our gifted teacher.  She explained we cannot receive a full breath of air if we don’t completely release the existing air.  In other words, let it all out in order to take fullness in.  Yin and yang dictates there must be a balance between giving and receiving.  For example, if we only give without ever receiving we get burned out.  If we only receive we become self-absorbed and our world becomes myopic.  During naptime (the end of yoga when we lay still with our eyes closed and think about nothing) she shared this quote by Elizabeth Bibesco:

“Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.”

Do those words remind you to embrace gratitude?  For our bodies to talk we need to remember in gratitude the gift of our bodies, and… here’s the hard part: let go in order for our design to function properly.   It is a bullish misplaced notion in society that we must tune out our needs and overpower them with sheer will in order to control our calorie or carbohydrate intake—which is the opposite of letting go.  To clearly hear the prompts from our bodies we must let go, trust, and listen.  Letting go extends into all aspect of ideal weight.  We let go of the idea that certain foods are allowed and others are not (gluten, sugar, meat, dairy, fat, salt, or other trending prohibitions).  We let go of the fallacy that a temporary behavior (diet or program) will have a permanent result.  We let go of the lie that if one French fry is good, five hundred must be even better.  And most importantly, we let go of the coping mechanisms that we have relied on to feel a false sense of control.

Ironically, the scariest thing in the world is getting exactly what we want.  Really, it is.  Getting what we want is scary because in order to have ideal weight (without playing weight-maintenance games) we must let go of those fiercely protected coping mechanisms and habits we have relied on in the past.  Our coping mechanisms are accompanied by a sense of life or death.  If we don’t employ them we feel panic and terrible anxiety.  So, letting go of them takes a lot of courage—but it can be done if we let go.

What kinds of things would you need to let go of in order to have your body “tell” you the ideal portion size today?

  • The lie that eating more than you need feels good?
  • Fear of claiming your real preferences (such as: your preference for the right food, in the amount that makes you feel energized, balanced, and well)?
  • False conversations about how you “deserve” a binge?
  • Frustration over things you cannot control such as: medications, injury, illness, grief, age, and trauma?
  • Some ugly self-hate so you can hear the body talk?
  • Your cycle of emotion and despair that ultimately leads to a binge or imbalance?
  • Can you forgive yourself for creating a very effective and innovative coping mechanism that does not harm anyone else?
  • Can you trust your body is designed with the exquisite ability to know what you need?

Please continue making your own laundry list of things you want to let go.  The following quote finished out my yoga class and reminded me of my endless blessings:

“In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.”  Dietrich Bonhoeffer

May you be rich.  May you have peace and balance.  I love your goodness and light.  Be well my friend.

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