You see my elderly mother had fallen and I found her on the floor of her home after 4 days, thankfully she was still breathing but she could never return home. I had to find a care facility for her, sort out all her personal possessions and all my childhood memories from the house I grew up in and finally make the decision to sell it to be able to afford to pay for her care. Added to this I had become extremely anemic, developed many food intolerances and had surgery to remove a growth from my uterus. All while working full time and caring for my family of three children and a husband. Just when I would pick myself up again I would encounter blow after blow but I had no idea that the worst was yet to come. The first photo was taken in April 2016 just when I thought I had it all sorted and it was now my time to finally get my waistline back. After all I had all the head knowledge as I was a qualified trainer and MP Specialist although I’m not actually working in the field. It was time to apply all this wonderful knowledge, so that one day I’ll be able to work in the business with my own transformation as a testament to the product I’ll deliver
Shortly after this photo was taken, however, one of my beautiful children told us something that rocked our world. Out of respect for my child I can’t go into details but let’s say it is the worst news a parent could receive. This news tore our close, extended family apart and effected my beautiful husband so much that he spiraled into depression for what would be close to 2 years.
My doctor also told me that my cholesterol was out of control and if my blood sugar level kept creeping up like this I would be pre diabetic before the year was out. My mother has had type 2 diabetes from when she was a little older than me and because she was careless she now requires full time care due to the side effects of dementia, inability to walk, incontinent, loss of most of her vision, etc. it was like I was looking at my pre destined future.
So what was I to do? I started implementing MP as best I could. After all wholesome food and training should help me to push on and be there for my family now that they needed me the most. Some days the only thing that got me out of bed was knowing that I had to pay the bills as my husband was in no condition to go to work.
I did ok on my own but I knew I needed support to get further results from someone who had done this before. Queue It’s Personal Transformation!
I met Elizabeth at the MP level 3 and 4 certification weekends and we just clicked. I kept seeing the amazing results It’s personal clients were getting year after year and I loved her upbeat attitude and the warm, heartfelt way she had about her. Not to mention her fit rig at 50!! So earlier this year I reached out to Elizabeth and asked her to support me via the online MP nutrition program.
She has been amazing. I told her I was depressed and couldn’t find my ‘why’ because I didn’t really care about me but I would do it for her as I really respect Liz and didn’t want to let her down.
Big mistake!! Elizabeth kept reminding me not to let her down every time I would ‘eat my feelings’ but it worked!
I’m finally at a place where I feel good most of the time, I’ve started to care about me and I’m daring to believe that my final weight goal is really within reach. I’m not done yet but this bit has certainly been the hardest as I’ve had to challenge bad habits and replace them with better ones. I had also made a promise to Elizabeth that I’d get my gear off for a photo-shoot
I’m part way through my 4th program and have lost approximately 10kgs, sleep like a baby, laugh all the time and have gone from a metabolic classification of A to C! I’m still working on changing my habits and finding constructive ways to manage my emotions. Having to be accountable to someone definitely makes you think twice about the choices you make and completing weekly tasks online helps you to stay actively focused on what you want to achieve. I know you should always set goals and implement lifestyle changes because you value yourself and your growth, but sometimes that’s just too big a task. It’s times like that you have to dig way down to the bottom of the barrel of self-worth to draw out your last ounce of courage and ask for help. Then you start to implement and action the advice you are given and slowly, as results start to come and changes start to happen you realize you ARE actually worth it- you always were, but you need to surround yourself with encouraging and positive people who care enough to believe in you even when you don’t believe in yourself. Thank you team It’s Personal and thank you Elizabeth!