“Sometimes in life, everything connects and leads you to a certain point. I believe this is how the path was created for my RNT journey.
As a recipe developer, food stylist & photographer, I was asked by a couple of high level social media fitness influencers to work with them on the food & photography front of their accounts. Watching them live their lives, I started to think about fitness.
Being trained by them wasn’t logistically possible and I knew that I wasn’t the type of person who wanted to train with a PT a few times a week. What I did know is I wanted results. And I wanted them fast because I’m not the most patient person! Around this same time, I was diagnosed with under-active thyroid; the most common side effect is weight gain. I have always had a naturally slim frame and I have been told my whole life that I was ‘too thin’. But then all of a sudden, I started gaining a fair bit of weight. I felt frustrated. I started to hide behind baggy clothes and my overall confidence dropped.
I decided I wasn’t going to let this chronic condition control my life. I needed to take control of the situation myself as finding the right dosage of medication takes time. I didn’t want to wait for that to happen and at the same time other “diets” and workout plans just didn’t appeal to me. Everything I’d come across was a quick fix solution that plasters over the cracks but doesn’t give you a long-term solution. But then I saw my friend’s RNT transformation picture on the RNT wall. I instantly knew that that was what I needed to do.
I wanted to do what she had done and instinctively I knew RNT was the right platform for me to get fit and healthy. She was a working mum of two young children, at ages similar to mine. If she did it, why couldn’t I? The minute I made that decision to join RNT too, I was excited. Because I knew in my heart this was going to work for me. I was finally going to be the person I wanted to be - physically fit and strong.
As soon as I started my journey, the results were visible. And week on week, they just got better and better. The more I saw the process working, the more I wanted to give. I’ve always been an all in type of person. I’m very headstrong, determined and extremely driven so I knew that if I just executed the plan, I would achieve my goals.
I had given my full faith and trust to the process. I never once questioned it and the expert guidance and support I had from the RNT team has been invaluable. I couldn’t be happier with the results. It’s been such an emotional time seeing my transformation. I never thought I could ever become this lean!
Going and buying that little black dress you’ve dreamt of wearing for such a long time, seeing definition developing on your body (and by that I mean seeing your first set of abs, wow, what a feeling!) and getting to the scale weight you had set yourself as a goal… it’s been one positive thing after another.
As a 39 year old mum of two, I’ve never felt more energetic. But as well as a physical transformation, my RNT journey has just as importantly given me a mental and emotional transformation. I’ve learnt to put myself first. As mothers, we are the core of the household. The minute we stop looking after ourselves, things start to break down around us. I never made time for myself until I started RNT.
Now, I will make sure I look after myself first so I can be in the best state to be there for the people around me. I used to draw happiness from my children, my work and the life around me. But now, I’m happy within myself first before I look for any external happiness. This journey has also taught me to be more patient with the things that matter and more impatient with the things that don’t. As I got leaner, my life became leaner and now I only use my energy for what matters. I no longer consume myself with things that don’t really matter in the bigger picture of life.
This has been the best decision I’ve made for myself. And I’m looking forward to building on everything I’ve achieved and learnt into a lifestyle solution. RNT changes lives, in a deeper way than anyone could ever imagine. Only when you undertake it yourself, will you realise that depth of change in your life. It’s truly remarkable!”