Lost 11.6 kilos, 41.5cms and 17.18% body weight.
I have struggled all my life with my weight, felt self-conscious and held back on enjoying life. I lived on Voltaren for many years to ease my very painful, degenerative lower back, to a point where I considered surgery. I grew up with food being a very important part of everyday life, and eating everything and more, even when full. I have tried so many diets and been to other gyms, and nothing worked. As much as I love clothes, I hated shopping for clothes as nothing ever fitted the way I wanted, and I only ever wore black.
Seeing the A frame with details of kilos lost, caught my eye. I stopped to chat, not wanting to go on a weight loss program, thinking the exercise would be enough, and that I could do it on my own. I quickly found I could not do it on my own.
My goal was to lose 3 kilos, thinking any more would be impossible… and then before I knew it 11.6 kilos had gone and I was a size 10!!!
My goal was to lose 3 kilos, thinking any more would be impossible. There is a Rhianna song with lyrics “Never have I been a size 10 in my whole life”, and I had never been a size 10, and never thought that this would ever be possible, it was beyond my imagination. I quickly lost 3 kilos and felt so good, thinking maybe another 2 was possible, and then before I knew it 11.6 kilos had gone and I was a size 10!!!
Losing the weight and having a regular exercise routine has improved my mobility, flexibility and has significantly reduced my back pain where now I no longer take any medication (or very rarely). I enjoy exercising, going to the gym, going for walks, doing Zumba and feel so good and invigorated after. I now enjoy shopping for clothes, have more options and am brave now to wear colours other than black.
I find it hard to believe that 7 years on I have kept the weight off and live a healthy lifestyle, not fluctuating from diet to diet – this was unheard of before. I have a 2 kilo buffer, which allows me to enjoy my wine and different foods, but now in moderation, and then there is the point at which I will not allow myself to spiral out of control. Having the beautiful health coaches/friends to support me is invaluable.