12 Aug 2019

Simone Saunders, the local Healthy Inspirations Weight Loss and Wellness Coaching Manager has known Julie for some time but it wasn’t until she ran into Julie at the shops, that her journey to regaining her happy healthy self, began.

A chance meeting with Simone and some encouraging words from her lead me to Healthy Inspirations at Toormina. I had been struggling with my weight for about 10 years, I had tried many, many diets and nothing seemed to work. I had always been healthy, athletic and never overweight, but after a foot operation and some continuing health issues my weight started to creep up until I was around 20 kilos heavier than I had ever been.

The hardest thing for me was to walk in and ask for help. Simone has been my absolute rock, she has guided me, encouraged me and never once made me feel ashamed even on the few occasions I put a little weight back on. Her mentoring has been invaluable, not only with the food side of things but she also encouraged me to get back into exercise.

I have now lost over 15 kilos and am feeling the best I have felt in years. To me this is not a diet but a way of life. The Healthy Inspirations plan is easy to follow, easy to shop for, easy to prepare and most of all easy to maintain.

Healthy Inspirations has not only helped me but has had a positive effect on my whole family. We now look at our meals in a whole new light, instead of looking for the quick meals and takeaway, which are often unhealthy my family has changed our focus to wholesome, unprocessed fresh foods. The Healthy Inspirations meal plans and recipes make this change easy to achieve.

My advice to anyone struggling to lose weight or just to get healthier is… do it for yourself, picture yourself how you want to look and don’t let others sabotage you. It is ok to say no to the foods that are not good for you. Your body is your machine, if you put the wrong fuel in it, it will not function properly. Lastly, make yourself accountable to someone else. Enlist the help of a mentor like Simone.

Now that I have achieved my weight lose goal I am looking forward to my next goal of increasing my fitness level and regaining the muscle lost over the years.

Thank you Simone, I could not have done this without your support. I can now look in the mirror and not hate the person looking back at me.

Simone said that “now Julie has reached her goal weight, together we will monitor and maintain her weight with weekly accountability meetings to keep her on track. Julie’s next step is to focus on her fitness and will now start weekly one on one personal training sessions at Coffs Coast Health Club”.

Thanks for sharing Julie and if you are looking to kickstart your own inspirational fitness story drop in to see the team at either Coffs Coast Health Club Toormina or Moonee, to get started today. More Inspirational Fitness Stories can be found at www.myfitnessstory.com.au

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