I joined Vision Personal Training because I was a liar. I was constantly lying to myself to justify the foods I ate and the amount of alcohol that I was consuming. I lied to make myself feel better about my clothes sizes going up.
It took 5 minutes in the Studio to be in tears and realise that joining Vision was going to be a defining point in my life and once again to find my self-worth.
My goal throughout my journey has always been that I wanted feel like a fit, athletic and healthy person. It has been no more complicated than that. I had no concept of how much weight I had put on over the years and it was time to change.
Since April 2014 I have lost 25kgs. My initial goal was to lose 10kgs and I thought I would feel fantastic, which I did! But it was also at this point that I realised that I had so much more potential yet to be fulfilled and that I had the capacity and motivation to keep going.
Throughout my time with Vision I have significant periods of time where I have been injured through playing soccer and have not been able to complete weight bearing exercise. The main ingredient in my success is that I have shown discipline in controlling and planning my eating and completing my weights sessions. The old adage of 'it's the 1 percenters that count' has genuinely applied to the way I have approached the past year. Every time I said no to little piece of chocolate, got myself out of bed at 5am, or gave myself a pat on my pack because I went for a walk at lunch time, made a difference to achieving my goal. There were no lies and there has always been accountability.
I have reached my goal weight and feel amazing as I face the next challenge of maintaining my current weight and body shape. It is a hard feeling to describe but I am genuinely happy with the way I feel about my body. I know that I have put in the hard work to feel this way but so much of this is attributed to the knowledge and support of my Trainer and the whole Vision family. I feel equipped and motivated to carry this forward to the next phase and continue being healthy and happy into the future.