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My name is Marie and I am 57 years of age.
I made a decision to take a long holiday and devote myself to a health and fitness process that would see me lose 40 kgs of excess weight. At the time of making this decision I was still drinking red wine and smoking cigarettes as a means of dealing with stress.
As a Shift worker for over 38 yrs I was eating when I should be sleeping and vice versa and my sleep patterns were all over the shop and I repeatedly slept in 2 hours segments and then waking up. I was ready to retire after 38 years at the same job and to begin the next stage of my life. I figured all things being equal there is no reason I should not have another 30 years before I expire.
I took 3 months long service leave and made the decision that it was time to single-mindedly devote myself to the goal. I have spent a lifetime taking care of other people and now it was time to take care of myself.
I was provided the name of Deb and John Burdfield from a colleague as being a great gym for me to achieve my goal. I made an immediate phone call to meet John and Deb and to begin my program.
That was 1 February 2014 and it was the best decision I have made in the last 10 years. For the last 12 weeks I did the Ladies Group Circuit Class (1 hour) with Deb each day Monday – Friday. Three times a week I did a 30 minute one on one with John that had me huffing and puffing and laughing at the same time.
Every week they would invite us to join in the Saturday morning Park Run (5klms) at Cleveland. I have never run 5 klms in my life!!!. It took me 8 weeks before I braved my ego to ‘give it a go’ and to see what happens.
I am accumulating photographs of me running!!!!. None of these photos make me feel ‘happy’ however they do inspire me to continue my weight loss journey. I do however have two photos on my bedroom mirror of how I want to look like after achieving my goal of 40 kgs.
When I began on 1 February 2014 I did not only want to loose weight I also wanted to be as strong and as fit as I can be.
No walking sticks or assisted walkers for me in old age!!!!
Last week on the Koala run I did a PB by 5 minutes and now I am down to 42 minutes for 5k.
In the last 12 weeks I have lost 11kgs.
It took me 8 weeks to say goodbye to the red wine (not a drop for 4 weeks) and now I am on my final nemesis the occasional cigarette (4 days but who is counting!!)
12 weeks equals 60 circuit classes and 36 one on one sessions with John and Deb. I have never been bored, I am challenged, I am excited and I am achieving great results. I have cried, laughed and sometimes I despair I will ever be able to plank for over a minute.
I have spent many thousands of dollars over the years at various gyms but never have I received the individual attention that we get at Shedfit.
Every session at Shedfit is fun, exacting and never the same as the day before.
The best day in the last 10 years was when I chose Shedfit to help me change my life for the better.
Life does not get better by Chance. . . . It gets better by Change.
In November 2012 we decided that together it was time to lose weight. So after researching personal trainers in our area, we started training together with Deb at Shedfit. For the first half of 2013, we both slowly dropped weight and managed to lose around 10kg each. However, for the second half of the year we were under a lot of stress and sadness, that we liken to being on a roller-coaster ride. Due to this turmoil we both experienced the very negative effects of stress, by gaining not only the 10kg we had lost, put we both put on extra weight.
In January 2014, life started to settle and we both came to the realisation that our health needed to be a priority. So we got our heads back in the game and committed to losing weight and gaining long term fitness. So with Deb and John’s help we regained our focus and started challenging ourselves and changing our lifestyle.
We stepped up our commitment to our weekly personal training sessions with Deb and as our fitness got better, we started enjoying our PT sessions more. It was no longer a drag to get out of bed to go to training. With Deb’s support and encouragement we started challenging ourselves to do things we never thought we were capable of doing, like completing our first 5km Parkrun together in February this year. This was a major step for both of us, because neither of us even thought we could run, let alone run 5kms. From that first Parkrun we have continued to challenge ourselves by running most weeks at Parkrun and pushing ourselves to improve our times. We have also participated together in a variety of running events with the Shedfit team.
Health and fitness has now become a part of life for our whole family. We now exercise a minimum of five days a week and usually as a family. Even our 17yr old son, now also enjoys running with us and going to weights sessions at Shedfit with John. A family highlight of the week now is catching up with the Shedfit team on a Sunday afternoon for a social run. It’s great to be surrounded with like minded people with similar goals and we have made some really lovely friends.
This journey that we are on, it isn’t always easy, we do have challenges for example Gav working shift work and me having neck/back problems & migraines from an accident. But we don’t use these challenges as excuses now, we support each other and help each other achieve our goals, one step at time. Between us we have lost over 50kgs and have almost reached our goals, but that doesn’t mean our journey stops there. We both feel fantastic and the healthiest we have been in a long time. It’s awesome to be able to look in the mirror and like what you see, instead of being ashamed. Now when we are stressed we exercise as, you soon become addicted to the high you feel after having a good run or gym session. For us this is a LIFESTYLE CHANGE FOREVER.
This is a small bit of our journey, however, the most important part of the journey for both of us, is the support we have received from Deb and John. They both go above and beyond in supporting their clients to achieve their goals. We couldn’t have achieved what we have without them.
Gavin & Sharon