I am a mother of three children who were all born 17 months apart, which meant only a few years ago I was running around 3 children all under the age of 3 ½ years old! It was hectic and busy but I loved it, and have always had a strong maternal character.
I was also someone who had always been active person, and I took pride in my appearance. Butthe demands of motherhood, juggling work commitments and supporting my husband as he ran his business resulted in my eating patterns deteriorating, and I no longer went to the gym. I was always running around doing things and I started eating on the go, not having set meals, snacking and not really thinking about what I was putting into my body.
Mentally I just did not have the energy to think about healthy eating nor was I considering how much food I was consuming. Junk food was convenient and easy, and picking on the children’s leftovers became a bad habit. We’ve been fortunate to holiday a lot with the children, and given they were young, all-inclusive holidays were an easy option. But it also meant I over indulged, especially as I have always been a foodie!! The extra pounds gradually piled on.
My children are a little bit older now and as I approached 2018 aged 42, I looked in the mirror and didn’t like what I saw. I was overweight; most of my clothes didn’t fit anymore. I felt awful, I lacked energy, and I started buying clothes that hid my body. I had always been active and I always encouraged my children to be active so we had joined a health club in my late 30s and started worked out. But I was directionless and didn’t modify my eating, so saw very little improvement in my physique. I felt self-conscious in the gym as I knew my body shape wasn’t where I wanted to be.
Something then clicked inside of me. I wanted to be a good role model to my daughters and my son. And show them looking after your health was very important. I have always believed you must look after your mind body and soul, and finally the clarity of this was coming to me. I started to really WANT to get fitter and WANT to eat healthier I knew what I wanted but the HOW was the difficulty. By total coincidence, we saw our friends Anand and Gita post up pictures of their transformations with RNT, and they impressed and inspired both me and my husband.
I wanted to get back to doing something for myself. The nutrition plans were quick and easy, and it took the thinking out, which was most important given I was still a busy mum! All it takes was pre-preparation, and learning to batch cook. It was difficult to begin with, but a habit that’s now instilled into me, and helps us all so much!
The best part of the plan was the training, and having previously been self-conscious/intimidated, I now love it. Even our kids come and train with us, come for walks with us, and have learnt so much about living a healthier lifestyle. They’re my biggest support, and keep pushing me! I know they’ll remember this family lifestyle change forever. Giving back to the next generation is one of the best things RNT have done for me so far.
The weekly accountability was KEY for me. To have someone look at your pictures (which don’t lie!) on a weekly basis made you want to make sure you did everything possible to achieve your goals. For me, RNT was not just about superficial objectives of having a better body, it was a lifestyle change. I now have an education and have learnt so much about nutrition,cardiovascular fitness and weight training.
Health brings happiness. It’s been about building my internal self, being mentally happier, which means I’m now more productive and energetic, and so have a more active family lifestyle. I’m a better role model to my kids, and I know that your children judge you by your actions more than with the words you say, so this was an important journey to go through.
None of this would be possible without RNT’s 7 start service. Their knowledge, ability to motivate during times of plateau, and fast responses are all amazing! They’re also truly holistic in their approach with motivating blogs, podcasts and email updates being created throughout.
I am now 43 and in the bestshape of my life. I feel so much better and my wardrobe that was collecting dust from years ago now all fits!! I plan to continue with my journey and keep developing my physique, I still see that I have a further to go. But to get to this stage, I would like to say a huge thank you to RNT, you deserve all the success going forwards!
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