First can you describe yourself before you started on your health journey?
I was a new mum , wondering why my clothes just didn't fit. I was tired all the time and had no energy to do anything.I was in denial about how much weight I had gained and automatically assumed as soon as my belly went down everything would fit. I couldn't even get my size 12 shorts over my knees.
1. You have lost an incredible 40kg, how did you get started?
I started googling fad diets , after realising that I was never going to stick to any of them. I stumbled across food swapping I just made better choices I had swapped hot chips to sweat potato, coke to water , white rice to brown ect. At this stage I tried to take my son for a walk in the pram he would scream the entire time. So I decided not to focus on exercise but what I ate instead.
2. What was your WHY? Why did you want to lose weight and start a healthy life?
I felt like I had lost my identity, all of a sudden I was this first time mum stuck at home all the time , I felt isolated and felt like I had no control over anything. I didn't want to have a weight problem at 21. I wanted to feel happy , confident and set an example for my son. The idea of him learning my eating habits and having a weight problem terrifies me. It's a road that I'll try my hardest for him to never go down.
3. What did you begin to notice as you lost weight? Physically or mentally?
It's most definitely a physical thing nothing made me more excited then fitting back into old clothes.
4. Did you fail or have bumps in the road? Fall off the plan? Feel like giving up?
So many bumps in the road ! , it took me a long time to lose all that weight but each time I fell off the plan, the next time I was always more informed and more prepared.I think it's important to make small goals it helps to keep the motivation going.
5. How did you find HAIL Fitness?
I was actually lucky enough to find H.A.I.L Fitness on Facebook where I won a competition where I received 8 weeks of personal training!
6. Why did you ask us to help you?
I just wanted to be happy. I loved the fact that H.A.I.L Fitness wasn't promoting a quick fix but they were teaching you the tools you need to carry on a healthy lifestyle long after you have finished training with them.
7. What was an obstacle or belief that stopped you from hiring a PT sooner?
As a parent I've always spent any spare cash on my child , I've always felt guilty for spending money on myself. So I loved the fact I could spilt the cost with my friend to make personal training more affordable for me.
8. Did you notice any changes or improvements after starting with us?
My first 8 weeks with H.A.I.L Fitness I lost 7% body fat and my second, I lost 5kgs which was 29cm in my measurements! For the first time in my life I actually have some stomach definition!! I'm not tired all the time and I feel more confident in myself.
9. What specific feature did you enjoy about training with HAIL Fitness?
Everything was tailored to my needs. I wanted to be able to eat well but not spend hours doing meal prep .I wanted to make the most of my workouts but not feel like I needed to go to the gym every day to see progress. Personal training 2x a week was all I needed.
10. What would be 3 benefits of starting training with us?
- Proven results
- Programs tailored to your individual needs
- Being able to spilt the cost with your friends and have someone to share the journey with you
11. What would you say to someone who has a long way to go or is considering hiring H.A.I.L Fitness to help them?
'You will not be disappointed. Hayley and Ash have changed my life for the better. Probably more then they will never know . I've had so much help and support to keep me going. I know I would of given up without them. H.A.I.L fitness has given me the tools to be able to lead a healthy lifestyle by helping me understand exercise and the importance of making good food choices not only for myself but for my family too.
If you have a long way to go, just keep going .Be realistic about your goals. If I can lose 40kgs anyone can. It's going to be tough and you probably will get off track but as long as each time you learn from your mistakes you're always going to do better. You can not put a price on your health and H.A.I.L Fitness is most definitely worth every cent.'