Like a lot of ladies my age, I have spent most of my adult life either starting a diet, trying to stay on a diet or throwing in the towel half-way through a diet and facing the fact that I was never going to have the ‘perfect’ body I desired. The problem all along was that it’s not about the body, it’s not about the scales – it’s about the head. This is what I’ve learnt since I met Shelly last November.

I was in a bad space in my head towards the end of last year. I had heard about Shelly from a friend and got in touch. When I first met her, I knew she understood where I was at and more importantly, where I wanted to get to. She has an incredible sense of the personal journey everyone is on – for me, my eating habits were controlling my life and my day revolved around meal-times. I had lost my control over food and had an unhealthy relationship with food. I had to change my mindset in order to change my life.

I started on the 10 week programme with Shelly last November and can safely say, it has been the best health and fitness programme I have ever done. I had great success in the past with Weight Watchers losing all the post-maternity fat but I got to my destiny without learning how to sustain the new habits once I had reached my goal. Consequently, I regained the weight and more. I have completed the 10 week programme with Shelly and yes, it’s great to be 15 pounds lighter but the benefits to my frame of mind reach far beyond the scales. I know I am creating healthier habits which are becoming the norm and am more aware when making my food choices.

I always enjoyed exercise and found it to be a great de-stressor. Shelly’s exercise programme is pitched to my level – just when I feel I have mastered the routine, she pushed the notch up a gear so I am constantly challenged and never bored with my routine. I have toned up and people have commented on my improved shape which is from following a structured, customised programme designed by Shelly.

I have signed up for a second 10 week programme with Shelly. The benefits I have experienced cannot be got by simply going on a diet – this is a life changing journey and I’m so glad I took that first step. I know I will reach my ultimate goal with Shelly’s help – a marathon is just loads of steps joined together; take the first one with Shelly and she will be with you every step of the way.


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