With some of the most dedicated and amazing people as clients here, it can be difficult to choose only one to highlight each month. That being said, Susan stuck out this time. When I first met Susan a few months ago she was a force to be reckoned with. For years Susan’s doctor had been telling her she needed to lose some weight. After a number of times making the suggestion, he finally gave up on her and scheduled her an appointment with the bariatric center. Her doctor “giving up on her” was the exact jolt into reality she needed. If she didn’t do something soon, her health would deteriorate and did she want to do something so extreme and irreversible as bariatric?
As she sat in the bariatric center, feeling angry they told her she couldn’t do it on her own, she thought to herself, “why are you searching for it, you have it in you to do it!” That’s when she came in to see me and we talked about what her options were. She decided to do our Healthy3, 12-week weight loss solution. She also began reading the book “Made to Crave” by Lysa Terkeurst. This book changed her life starting with the scripture, “Everything is permissible, not everything is beneficial”, I Corinthians 10:23. Utilizing a faith-based approach to changing her life and our Healthy3 program, Susan was able to have great success, losing 30 pounds, 34.75 inches and two full dress sizes!
Susan has had some physical challenges with significant joint pain. As she progressed through the program (which included personal training, nutritional coaching, journaling, and group exercise) she was able to not only lose weight and inches but also was able to get on and off the floor with much more ease and is super excited to be able to do a full plank for 30 seconds, where previously should could not do one at all!
When I asked her what was most helpful to her, she said there were three things. For one thing, her trainers would help her to adjust the exercises to work for how her body was doing that day. Secondly, the detox helped her metabolism to reset and begin working again. Thirdly, the book she was reading helped her to rely on God as the strength she needed to make the changes necessary and overcome her obstacles.
If Susan could give one piece of advice to those beginning their journey, it would be this, “You need to find your want to, something greater than vanity. You must find a deep imbibing reason.”
Thank you Susan for working so hard and being an inspiration to others. I am so excited to see where this journey continues to take you as you continue to find your happy and healthiest self.