Wow! I’m so proud of how far I’ve come in these 12 weeks and the 12 weeks have absolutely flown.
I feel like I’m a different person in so many ways and I think the biggest improvement is mentally. I don’t feel as foggy as when I started the program, my mind feels clearer. I’m not as emotional, angry or sad – looking back I was just so unhappy.
To be honest when I first started the program in my mind I thought it was another diet and went straight into diet mode. I really didn’t read the information provided for week one at all and when I asked Rach a question on the Wednesday I realised I was doing it all completely wrong. So I thought right, I’ve friggen paid for this program, it’s 12 weeks – get your butt into gear and give it a real go. I’m so glad I did move forward and not give up. This program (as Rach said) isn’t a diet, as mentally when you think of diet you think of missing out on stuff, cutting back, eating rabbit food and really starving yourself. NOT ONCE have I missed out on the morning tea at work, the birthday celebrations or going out for dinner, this program has taught me to make better choices and I’m really enjoying those better choices. I also thought food intake was about will power and for many years I have used this excuse a million times but it has nothing to do with will power. It’s all about listening to your body and recognising the hunger levels. When I’ve wanted to revert back to my sneaky snacks, treats I literally stand there and say ‘Fiona – do you actually need this, am I hungry? Most of the time is no, so I’ve not eaten it. This is huge for me.
Whilst I have still a long way to go, I’m really proud of my results this far, I know it’s not solely about the weight but I’ve lost almost 7 kilos and also dropped a dress size and don’t feel sluggish.
I’ve also made so many changes with our food at home. I’ve swapped a lot of ingredients that I normally bought to healthier alternative options. Still cooking the cookies, sweet snacks but using healthier alternative ingredients instead. I can’t thank you Rach enough for this program. It’s really made me stop and think about lots of things & delve deep within. Some weeks I found really easy to open up, others I struggled a bit but you always managed to find me lol. I can’t wait to see what the future now holds xo