Sharing Success: Allison
The fact that all of our contact was by phone did not hamper my ability to make a great connection with Allison, my coach, immediately. I really felt like she understood how difficult the transitions my life, and she stood by me every step of the way. She listened when I needed to vent and she challenged me when I needed a push. It was never “boot camp,” because that was NOT what I was after!! It was compassion, encouragement, and another person to help me decide what to do next. The process of breaking down the fantasy of being fit – into weekly doable goals lies at the heart of H3@Home – and was a big part of how I have been able to lose almost 50 pounds – so far!!
Now people are looking to me as a ROLE MODEL!!! How on earth is that possible??? I was sure that I was one of the people who would never be successful at losing weight – because I was so resistant to the things you NEED to do in order to be a fit person!! I was able to change all of that with the support of Allison!!
I am such a believer in the concept that nutrition is 80% and exercise is 20% of weight loss. However, it did not take me very long to realize that while exercise is not even really necessary for losing pounds, it is CRUCIAL in having a healthy mental attitude toward all aspects of life. Ever since I have unlocked that secret – there has been no going back for me. My body, but mostly my mind and soul now REQUIRE physical exertion in order to be well. I feel so lucky that I have found so many activities that allow me to work my body and are so very fun!! Biking, hiking, skiing – cross country and downhill, tennis . . . and so many more exciting activities that I can’t wait to try. (Next summer: canoeing!!)
Even more important than the workouts, is the new reality in my life: I take the time I need to nurture myself and my body. My children are watching me!! I am so relieved that now I am teaching them to seek their hearts desires and to prioritize the time and energy to follow their dreams into every single day!! I am so excited to see where I end up and what I continue to accomplish. I now feel like the sky is the limit.