When you join a gym you are usually accompanied by high levels of motivation, positivity, energy and excitement. This time you will succeed. This time you will achieve your goals. The first day I walked into vision I was a broken person. Consumed by depression, anxiety and self hate I was desperate to gain control of my life. I had always been the overweight big boned girl who wore her heart on her sleeve and thought she was happy. After my marriage breakdown, I realised I had lost control of my life. I was going through the breakup theme park where I ate my feelings and on the longest and largest emotional rollercoaster. I reached 112kg. I didn't tell a soul, I was too ashamed. One morning over a coffee, listening to my despair, a close friend had told me about a vision success story. I remember her saying to me "em what are you going to do about it" so I made an appointment. Walking up those stairs for the first time, with all that anxiety from all my past gym failures, I felt so intimidated. But the minute I walked in I was greeted by name by all the trainers and welcomed into this fantastic community instantly. Enter Patty. My Trainer. The first few weeks he heard it all. He was on my side instantly. He was my constant motivator, checking up on me, texting me, spurring me on when I was down. It wasn't just get the training done, check your food diary he really cared/cares about my emotional wellbeing. We truly have formed a great friendship. I'll never forget winning the weight loss challenge, getting all teary eyed at his kind words about me. This journey would not have been the same without him. When asked to write this story, I was told I was an inspiration. This has been said to me a few times now. I don't feel like an inspiration but I do hold all the inspiration I get from the vision community so dear to me. They are my motivators, my cheerleaders, my friends as I am to them. We support each other and inspire each other. I still can't believe I have lost over 20kilos. I still have goals, I still have my number I want to hit and I know I will get there because I have vision in my corner. Anything is possible and I know that now. So my hope is that anyone who reads this, is that if you are in a dark hole with no light at the end of the tunnel and you are at complete despair with your weight or health just make an appointment with vision, what do you have to lose?