My life back in a nutshell
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
As a former personal trainer, I was mortified when I could NOT lose the weight after having our daughter over six years ago. Dozens of failed attempts left me feeling hopeless...like I would never get my old self back. I felt awful...like a big failure...like I was letting myself down and I couldn't stick to anything. I used to help people lose weight and I couldn't even do it for myself!
A lot of the times I didn't go anywhere or do anything because I was depressed and felt ashamed of how I looked. I was afraid of going out and running into someone I knew from back when I worked at Gold's Gym. There are hardly any pictures of me during those 7 years because I would hide from the camera. I missed out on so much during that time! Sad :(
Thankfully, I decided to give losing the weight one last try...I am so glad that I did! I lost 50 lbs in 5 months with a very effective program (www.yourhealthcoaches.com). I have been maintaining successfully and I am working on incorporating more healthy habits into my life. I joined the SparkPeople community to stay motivated and help others in any way that I can.
I feel like I am really living life now and I am helping others get their lives back too! I really enjoy helping other people make the same changes that I did...and I am loving every minute of it!