Marie has gone from strength to strength since she got started with us.
After initially struggling to get into a consistent routine, Marie refocused on her reasons for getting started, dialled in her exercise schedule and hasn’t looked back since..
After dropping 28lbs of unwanted weight, while rebuilding her relationships with healthy eating and an active lifestyle, Marie is now reaping the rewards of a much higher quality of life.
In her own words, “So much has changed for me.”
“I work as a seamstress, which often involves working 6 days a week and lots of extra (and very unsociable) hours.
Because of this, I found it very hard to get into a consistent exercise routine and was living on absolute crap food. I’d find myself running to the shop for crisps, bars, pre-made convenience meals, and eating other fast foods at 10pm in the evening….. after a 14hour day!
While I used to be very active, I slipped into some very bad habits when I moved to Ireland. This, on top of the demands of long work days and my own mindset, left me feeling bloated, unhappy, and absolutely wrecked.
I was grumpy, struggling to get out of bed and make it through the day, and wasn’t the happiest person to be around. I didn’t like the way I looked, and felt myself getting bigger and more bloated as time went on.”
“I kept putting off making a start, telling myself I’d start next week or when things quietened down at work. Summer came and went and work was just as busy- there was always some excuse, but really, I was my number 1 obstacle!
Things got to so bad that eventually I told myself that I really had to do something about the way I was feeling and that I just had the make the time.
After seeing a Facebook ad, I decide to get in touch with Steve with a serious goal of losing weight, increasing my energy and to feel less bloated. I really just wanted to feel happier in myself, have the confidence to say “I can do this’, and not start each day feeling defeated before it had begun.
Getting into a regular exercise routine and changing my mindset around time and food were my biggest challenges at the start.
It took me a while to get into a rhythm at the start and I regularly skipping sessions due to work and still eating junk food, but I kept reminding myself of the reasons why I started and how good I felt after the sessions I did go to (I felt great overtime I left).
Even with this broken rhythm, I also felt more productive at work, had more energy during the day and had allot more headspace.”
“But things really started to change for me when I made a serious commitment to turn up consistently, as well as cleaning up my eating habits. Learning to prep my food in advance was definitely the biggest mindset shift when it came to my food.
If I hadn’t started, I’d still feel tired al the time, struggle to get out of bed and through the day and would still be that grumpy woman!
I’d also continue to gain weight and feel even more bloated, which is something I really wanted to change.
I’m most proud of the weight I’ve lost, the changes I’ve made to my food and the improvement I’ve made in the way I live.
I’m not s grumpy woman anymore, feel much happier and massively more confident. I’ve so much more energy for my family and I haven’t been this fit and healthy in about 15 years!
I love that I always have a coach when I turn up for my sessions, and the fact that it’s never boring.
I don’t dread visiting people in case they ask me to go for a walk as before I felt as if I was holding people back- my son even calls me the fitness bunny 🙂
So much has changed for me.”
Maries’ advice for anyone in a similar situation
“You really have to drop the excuses, get your mindset sorted, and just commit getting started- stop putting it off….. and off……. and off!
. When you see and feel the difference ini your life it’ll all be worth it.”
Wow, what an inspiring story! And there’s no reason why you can’t do the same. The only thing standing in your way is yourself, and your commitment to building a more rewarding quality of life.
If, like Marie, the time is right to make a change in your quality of life, getting started on our 7 Day Kick-Start Challenge is your first step, and you can find out all about it by clicking the link below.