Patty is a young woman who decided that being 228 lbs at 5’3″, fatigued and often depressed, could no longer be her normal. She knew that her life had more meaning than what she had settled for, and grown to accept. Knowing that the only way the transformation that she had only envisioned was ever going to come to life, she had to Change both her thinking and her lifestyle. She stopped dreaming about a better life and made up her mind that the time for Change was now.
First she became physically active on a daily basis. Then she eliminated both the habits and foods that got her to where she currently found herself. Regarding her eating, Patty made a key conscious decision that this was going to be a lifestyle change and not a quick fix or fad. On her own, she started to achieve weight loss success; yet, she still hit a plateau. Determined not to get comfortable, she rejoined her local gym and hired a personal trainer. She said: “We all need help in different seasons of our lives, and we can’t be too proud to ask.” It was far from comfortable at first. Feeling vulnerable and exposed, she soon found herself doing exercises that she had never done before.
During this transformation, she even went back to school and earned several certifications including one in fitness training. She wanted to not only enhance her own education, but she developed a passion to help others who may be going through the same struggles. As she puts it: “When we’’re in a good state mentally, physically, and emotionally we can better serve others.”
Down almost 100 lbs., Patty has left the walls of her comfort zone, and truly started to live! Full of energy and joy she travels, enjoys live music, networks with like-minded individuals, and has developed a special love for preparing meals. Her journey hasn’t been a stroll in the park. To her: “Change Over Comfort means, we ultimately control our destiny and if we want different results and a different life the responsibility of that Change is in our hands.” “Comfort will always be on our doorstep waiting to come inside and camp out, but if we want to truly experience Change we have to make decisions that support our vision.”
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