If you’re not happy with your body and your health please keep reading because no matter what your age, fitness level or body type, this can be the first day of your "dream come true" transformation.
What you are about to read was written by a woman who at 37 years of age had never exercised, never owned a bikini and was so out of shape, flabby and full of cellulite she couldn’t bear to look at herself naked in the mirror.
You see, I was never healthy or fit – in fact my diet was disgusting and I had a fear of exercise. For the first 19 years of my life I suffered from chronic, acute asthma – in and out of hospital and even intensive care.
I will share the rest of my unique and challenging story with you later but through a series of events that hit me very, VERY hard I discovered that the outside does matter and feeling good about yourself can help make all the other dreams in your life come true!
I know what it takes, I have the proof that it can be done and I can help you. Whether it’s losing those last few stubborn pounds, re-building your physique or achieving a radical transformation, I can help you do it.
I understand your pain, frustration and struggles to achieve the body you want – because I have been there. Set aside any assumptions you might have and let me tell you my true and powerfully inspiring story…
Here I am at my desk on my last day as National Training Manager for Shiseido Australia (28th July 2001). I was just like so many other people in their 30s…I thought I had it "All":
But ironically I was too stressed and overworked to stop and think about my own body, health and well-being.
The suffering I went through with my childhood asthma left me feeling like my body was a failure, that I could never be "in shape" let alone fit, healthy or strong. I was afraid of physical exertion and never exercised.
I was discouraged and disappointed with my life. I felt trapped in a "role" I hadn’t truly chosen and had lost sight of the most meaningful dreams and deepest desires I once had.
My body and spirit paid the price. Though I wasn’t extremely overweight, I was horribly out of shape – and my perfectly proper executive suit hid a body covered with flabby fat and cellulite.
But it was always there bubbling under the surface, getting louder and louder. I made changes to every thing except what really mattered.
Then there were the fears: I was getting older, what did my career and work mean in the big picture, who were my real friends, where did my family fit in, why didn’t I have the children I had longed for – what was going on with me?
How did I go from a very conservative, dutiful church-going wife and executive to independent, free spirited world traveller surf chick and fitness expert in the space of a few short years?
I was invited to a pool party, and while shopping for a bathing suit, I felt like the world had shifted on its axis.
Seeing my body covered in cellulite and flab – in triplicate – in the dressing room’s three-sided, full-length mirrors and hideous ultraviolet lighting was more than I could bear. I realized I had never owned a bikini – or any kind of sexy outfit – and I sure wasn’t going to start now.
I went home in tears and without a bathing suit… I hid myself – I stayed on the sidelines of the party… and my life.
That painful image of myself in those mirrors was burned into my brain. It seemed like the first time in years that I had truly looked at myself, and I hadn’t just seen my outer self – but even more revealing was – I knew I was looking at my inner self, too.
I discovered that "over the hill" doesn’t mean a hill of beans – because, anyone, at any age, can be who and whatever we want to be. I found the courage to let go of the past and discover a new life. The life I truly wanted!!
The restlessness that had been simmering all my life just exploded. I had to do something drastic – all in a very positive way. I resigned from my job and sold everything. I went backpacking solo in Central America and Spain.
I learned to surf and, in a complete turnaround from my previous soft, comfy life, I stayed at little Spanish schools on the beach so I could study Spanish and surf all day.
I found myself living on the other side of the world making a new life. Discovering the "real" me…
My family and friends were shocked and I still have to pinch myself – some days I still can’t believe the body in the mirror is really me.
This is simply because I hated having my photograph taken. I never owned a bikini, let alone wore one and the very few photos I do have are me covered up in clothes and hiding behind other people.
So starting today I want to help you change, transform, and experience the deep fulfillment of being the best you can be, want to be, and deserve to be — NOT just in a physical sense, but on a deeper level of inner peace and feeling good about where you’re going in life.
I’ve had a lot to learn, but the most important lesson is this: I can be anybody I want to be. It’s my choice. And you also have the ultimate choice about your life and… Read more…