THROUGH THE ENERGY OF THIS GROUP AND THE GUIDANCE, EXPERTISE AND SUPPORT OF SAMANTHA, I’M ACCOMPLISHING MY WEIGHT LOSS GOAL.
I joined Samantha’s program to lose weight and I found myself – the self that was always there, but was stifled and hidden. Yes, I did lose weight and inches. About 10 pounds in 2 months and several inches, so far. But what’s so interesting about Samantha’s program, is that I joined to find a weight loss solution, but I found so much more. Let me start from the beginning.
Hi. I’m Sue. I’m a sugarholic. Ok let’s be honest, I am addicted to negativity and probably use sugar to cope, and not only sugary foods, but after a stressful day, which is pretty much every day, I would park my ass on the couch and drink wine and eat junk, while thinking “I deserve this after the day I had”, while thumbing through catalogs of clothing I intended to buy after I lost weight, which seemed like a perfectly reasonable thing to do at the time.
For years – since I was a child- I would listen, and worse yet, believe, the negative and discouraging comments directed to me by ‘loved ones’ and internalized them, along with negative self-talk, creating my story, which unsurprisingly became, ‘I can’t.’ I would talk to myself in ways I wouldn’t even talk to my worst enemy.
I was on a weight roller coaster. I have been tracking my weight for years. My weight loss graph looks like a freaking EKG, it’s fluctuated so much over the years. So I needed someone to figure out why I couldn’t keep the weight off and how to fix it. Samantha’s health and fitness knowledge is second to none. She also has this amazing team. Samantha and her team are experts, not only in health and fitness, but just as importantly, in mindset.
Addressing the mindset is critical, but first I need to talk about the personalized fitness and nutrition plan. This is what attracted me to Samantha’s program in the first place. After an assessment, she created an exercise and meal plan designed for me. I wasn’t ever hungry – which is a miracle, since I’m usually always hungry, and even though I didn’t always follow the plan perfectly, I’m still seeing results. Not only with my weight, but my craving for sugar has pretty much disappeared. I’m sleeping better. My PMS is gone. I have more energy. I’m now doing strength training and cardio on a regular basis, when I swore I didn’t have time before. But the best part is I’m using much of that time I thought I didn’t have going on walks, playing sports, or lifting weights with my husband and sons. Samantha has dozens of workouts archived online, and creates an individualized plan. I can literally work out after I roll out of bed since it’s all done at home. We have one-on-one meetings by telephone, and also meetings with our group in weekly video conferences for coaching and to answer questions, and even change our individual nutrition and/ or exercise plan, if necessary. Samantha places us in an incredible group of ladies (or as Samantha refers to us – goddesses) – a group, of women that are so supportive, encouraging, and non-judgmental, which Samantha has personally chosen to be in this amazing group.
Through the energy of this group and the guidance, expertise and support of Samantha, I’m accomplishing my weight loss goal. This wouldn’t seem so extraordinary for a person like me who’s gained and lost the same 20 pounds over and over like it was my job, except something else changed this time – my thoughts about myself. Samantha uses meditations and other mindset techniques to transform you from the inside out. After about a month, instead of the ‘I cant’ story, it started to change to ‘maybe, why not?’ Now, 2 months into the program, I can say with certainty, ‘I can.’ Goals I set so long ago that were all but forgotten because they seemed impossible now seem possible.
Instead of hiding behind frumpy clothes, trying to be invisible, I started taking more pride in my appearance that I never had before- regardless of my size. Even when I was at my goal weight, for years I wore nothing but pants suits to work. It’s like I was channeling Hillary Clinton with all my pants suits. That’s fine, if you wear pants suits because you like pants suits, but I wore pants suits to hide my legs. At my smallest I was always still too self conscious about my legs to wear a dress or more form-fitting flattering clothes. I’m still 10 pounds from where I want to be, but I’m comfortable in dresses. I can’t even explain why or how that shift happened, but it did. I’m still working on the body I’m striving for, and I know that 2 months can’t undo 4 decades of negativity in my subconscious, but even though I’m scared to death to post my bikini before and afters, so much has changed with my mind and body in 2 short months of working with Samantha that I needed to share this testimonial. I hope it helps someone else find herself too.