At 56, I was tired of yo-yo dieting and working out to no results. I needed help to balance my exercise, nutrition and stress. Jackie built me a personalized protocol to help me break bad habits and get out of a rut.
I have been working in the field of personal transformation and fitness for close to 15 years, so finding a wellness guide I trust and respect can be a challenge. Jacqueline superseded that challenge with her unique ability to direct me on a path of health and healing.
Jackie Mulligan met with my middle school students and taught lessons on nutrition, healthy lifestyles, and self-love. A month later, students and their families were still talking about how to build a healthy power plate and recipes they tried at home as a result of her class!
I loved working with Jackie and have benefited from the lifestyle changes she has implemented tremendously. I have been following specific breathing and meditation techniques for over 10 years and with Jackie's approach to wellness and lifestyle, I almost immediately saw a shift in the quality of my meditations.
As a collegiate baseball player with goals of playing professionally, one thing I lacked was size. At roughly 5’8” I tried everything under the sun to gain lean muscle mass, but I just could not do it.
Throughout my six-week program, Jackie was a constant source of support, positivity, reality, encouragement and accountability. I knew what I needed to do, but I was in a rut. Jackie was exactly what I needed. I was successful throughout my six weeks, and I owe the majority of that success to her.
I thank God every day for bringing Jackie Mulligan into my life. Her knowledge as a nutritionist has been so eye-opening to me. I have been on every diet since I was a teen and now at age 62, I am feeling like I'm 25 again thanks to her.
Working with Jackie Mulligan honestly changed my life. I struggled with multiple eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and exercise obsession. I had been in and out of rehabs, hospitals, and treatments for six years and nothing worked.
From the beginning I instinctively knew Jackie was going to be someone who was going to shepherd me in the direction to where I wanted to go, to be, or better, to return to. Jackie's approach to getting my body back in gear was more holistic in nature, based on four principles: nutrition, sleep, stress management and movement.
After 10 years of insomnia and serving as a caretaker for my 97-year-old dad, I never dreamed I would be able to return to sleeping soundly eight hours a night. Now, I am finally experiencing a rested state.
Late last year I went in for my annual physical and was not happy with the results. I was 20 lbs heavier, had high cholesterol, high blood pleasure and a constant feeling of anxiety. I heard plenty of friends at my local CrossFit gym talk about the amazing work Jackie Mulligan does and decided to reach out. As a father of two, my health was more important to me than ever and I couldn't continue to slough through life like that.
Perhaps you have had the experience where in the midst of your career or vocation, some drastic and dramatic changes were made due to an overturn in leadership. Your world was turned upside down—relationships, expectations, career goals—and it affects everything in your life including your health. That was what 2017 brought for me.
Working with Jackie genuinely changed my life. Admittedly, I was skeptical about working with a nutritionist, as I believed that for my age I was about as healthy as can be in terms of my diet. After discussing my goals with Jackie, she designed a program that really was tailor-made for my needs and body-type.
I signed up to work with Jackie with the goal of optimizing my health and personalizing my healthy living. (I am originally from Australia if you are wondering what’s up with the spelling.) I thought I was doing a pretty good job all round, eating predominantly paleo, moving my body most days, and getting around 6.5 hours of solid sleep a night.
Our lives at St. Anthony Shelter can be a juggling act. Between the active apostolate of serving the homeless men and managing social and prayer times, our days as missionaries are busy. It is very easy to get bogged down with work or get stressed with all of the emotional and physical heaviness of the work.
I decided to see Jackie early in my pregnancy, thinking she could provide some guidance on healthy nutrition throughout my pregnancy. I wanted to create the healthiest womb for my baby and finally rid unhealthy habits I have fought most of my adult life. I didn't think that working with her would change my whole lifestyle from my relationship with food to how I manage my time and stress at work.
I felt extremely empowered after my first 30 days with Jackie. I have formed some amazing healthy lifestyle habits that will stick with me for the rest of my life. The most challenging part of my personal protocol was removing caffeine and dairy, two things that I love but were affecting me in more ways than I knew.