I wanted to show you just how much Healthy Inspirations saved my life and changed it for the better.
On the 15th Jan, I thought I was dying – I had chest pains that were unbearable and couldn’t breathe, I was rushed to hospital with a suspected heart attack.
I thought to myself, I won’t get to see my grandson born or get to play with him, all because of my love for high carb sugary foods!
I was later told that I had an anxiety attack and my asthma has gotten worse (the fact that I have never had asthma until I gained weight, was a surprise). I was told that if I didn’t lose weight, the chances of having a heart attack were high and I wasn’t too far away from onset diabetes.
I drive past Healthy Inspirations every day for work and kept saying to myself ‘I should stop in there one day and see what it’s like’ but then I found one excuse after another – until that Friday! On the 18th January 2016 my life changed – for the better. I felt embarrassed and ashamed with how I had let myself go, but Tina was very supportive and assured me that I could get to my desired weight goal and more.
I weighed close to 110kgs that day and I have to say that the first few weeks were hard – I mean hard, I LOVE my chocolate and caramel lattes, so cutting them out was huge.
My husband has been a massive support and has not only motivated me to keep going, but made sure all my meals and snacks were prepared and ready for me, every day. He has been inspirational in getting me up early in the morning and pushing me when I thought I couldn’t do it anymore. My work colleagues also have been great & when it came time for those morning teas, there were always healthy options for me and others.
One of my reasons for my lifestyle change (I call it this as it’s not just about losing weight or dieting) was the arrival of my first grandson at the end of March and I knew I had to be healthy and fit to be able to help our daughter and be there for her family.
I have since lost over 13kgs (I know it’s not as much as some of the women I have seen) and have gone from a size 22 to a size 16 within 3 months. It’s ongoing and I have realised that I can do it and if I can, others can too!
I was able to be there for my daughter and my gorgeous grandson Eli, and looking forward to playing and running around with him as he gets older.
I can’t tell you how much everyone at Healthy Inspirations has helped me regain not only my health but my self-confidence, thank you ladies.