Throughout my life I always struggled with my weight. But the up-and-down pattern started to go only in the up direction five years ago after I met my boyfriend. I became lazy and we always went out for dinner, including fast-food restaurants. We also ate all types of junk food. I really didn’t care because I was happy finding my true soulmate.
As a result of the poor eating habits, however, I went from a size 8 to a size 14. I also began to notice some pain in my legs and my hands. I went to my doctor and he told me my feet and legs were very swollen, saying it was related to my work (where I’m always standing up), and the pain in my hands was a sign of carpal tunnel syndrome.
I began to feel very depressed. I didn’t like myself, I had no energy in the morning and I was constantly upset. I thought to myself, “This is not how a 23-year-old is supposed to feel.” That was my wake-up call – I didn’t want to feel like that anymore.
My boyfriend proposed to me in July 2012 but it wasn’t until January 2013 when I walked in to Bodies by Design. I had a consultation with Kris Simpson, the owner, and I explained I was engaged and I wanted to look beautiful for my wedding day and especially for my honeymoon.
Kris gave me a meal plan to follow and I started training two times at week with Mat and Heather. They both encouraged me and taught me how to eat well, and I felt very comfortable with them. When I first began my new fitness regime it was very hard and I couldn’t do anything well, but slowly I started to become stronger and see results after a month. It was exciting!
After 3 months of training I noticed my feet were not swollen anymore and my hands didn’t hurt either! I have so much energy and I’ve lost 15 pounds. It has been amazing!
Thank you to Mat, Heather and Kris.
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