“I made a commitment to myself that I would change my life, not just for me, but for my children.”
I have struggled with weight all of my life and the weight problem escalated after having my first child. Weight has been a constant issue for me. Living in Kentucky, we are raised to eat “good country cooking”. Deep fried chicken, pork roasts, and chicken pot pie were a staple of our diet. Unfortunately, I learned very quickly that this way of eating leads to weight gain and health problems.
Having a child at a young age was extremely stressful and tiresome. Food became my best friend. Not knowing any better, I would go to fast food restaurants to save time and money. I was a single mother of a toddler and I worked two jobs and attended college full time. I got married when I was 20 and decided to quit college and be a full-time stay at home mom. By the age of 30, I had 4 more wonderful children. My set of twins was definitely a surprise. After having my children, I was at my heaviest. I didn’t like the way my clothes fit and avoided shopping, because I didn’t want to face the reality of my true dress size. I passed up on vacationing and going to the beach, because I was embarrassed to wear a bathing suit. I felt miserable, but I was the only one to blame. At the same token, I was the only one who had the power to do something about it.
In the past, I had tried various weight loss diets and exercise videos. I would lose a little and then pack it right back on. Losing weight seemed hopeless, but I desperately wanted something better for myself.
One morning, I made up my mind that I was tired of how I looked and I felt that I was finally ready to do something about it. My life would never the same again. I made a commitment to myself that I would change my life, not just for me, but for my children. I wanted to be their role model and lead by example.
I met Adele and I started learning how to eat healthier and began incorporating exercise in my daily routine. I immediately started seeing improvements. The nutritious meals and daily exercises not only gave me phenomenal results, but gave me a sense of empowerment and accomplishment. I lost a total of 40 pounds and felt like I was 15 again! Through Adele’s guidance, I realized that anything is possible. She helped me reach my goals and made me WANT to wear a bathing suit.
Most people say that they don’t have time or that it is too much trouble to prepare healthy meals. I say WHATEVER!!! I came out of a 10 year marriage, I am currently a single mother of 5 children, and I work two jobs! Yet through all of my hardships, I managed to find the time to invest in myself and in my health. I now work at a local gym and help inspire others to achieve their own weight loss goals. I am living proof that if you put your mind and heart into something and have the right guidance from the right person, anything is possible.
Adele is truly a wonderful person and is full of so much knowledge. I am living proof that if you want a PHENOMENAL body and a new outlook on life, it is possible you just have to go out and do it!
“Just when I was about to give up on weight loss forever, I met Adele. With her help and guidance, I lost over 50 lbs. and have never looked back.”
For the majority of my life, I have struggled with being overweight. As a child, I developed an insatiable hunger for food. Food consumed my every thought; it consumed my life. I would always take extras of everything and I learned how to sneak food so my parents wouldn’t know. But it was never enough. By the age of 12, I weighed 130 lbs.
As I entered junior high, I was teased relentlessly by the other kids. I spent most nights crying in my bedroom. I felt myself becoming more and more depressed every day and I knew I had to do something. So I began dieting by the time I turned 13. I relentlessly counted every calorie that entered my mouth. I filled my free time with sports and other physical activities. Much the way I had become obsessed with food, I became obsessed with controlling my weight.
In college, I allowed late nights and bad food choices to get the best of me. I stopped exercising. When life threw me a curveball, I turned to food for comfort. It didn’t matter if I was stressed, bored, or unhappy, food was always there. I watched helplessly as the scale continued to go up. The more frustrated I became with myself, the more I turned to food for comfort. At the age of 22, I weighed 195 lbs.
I know what it’s like to hate the person staring back at you in the mirror. To avoid going to the beach because you don’t want anyone to see you in a bathing suit. To keep your skinny jeans sitting on a shelf in your closet because one day you swear you’ll be able to fit into them. Being overweight is a horrible feeling. I felt guilty for having cravings. I felt shameful after eating anything that wasn’t deemed “healthy”. I was angry at people who could eat whatever they wanted and not gain weight. It wasn’t fair.
And I tried everything. New exercise routines, workout videos, and every diet known to man. Nothing worked for me. I would lose some weight and then gain back double. I began to believe that I was destined to be fat forever. Just when I was about to give up on weight loss forever, I met Adele. With her help and guidance, I lost over 50 lbs. and have never looked back. I owe my life to her and for that I am eternally grateful.