When I began my weight loss journey in January, I had become complacent in my life. I no longer had energy for the things I had always loved to do. I had been working on hiking all the 48 footers in NH. Hiking is one of my favorite things to do. I only had two left. I lacked the desire to even complete them. That troubled me. I also had gained some unwanted weight and was hoping to lose 30 pounds and get off my high blood pressure medication. I knew I was too young and vibrant to feel this way.
NutriCoach at Fortitude Health and Training has been invaluable to me. It opened my eyes to new ways of thinking about eating. I have been learning how important it is to exercise AND to eat well. Combining the two together is the only way to make AND keep the changes …. truly creating a healthy lifestyle. Working with a personal trainer along with participating in Fortitude’s amazing classes has increased my strength and endurance. I feel the best I have felt in years.
My changes have been life altering. I have lost all the weight I was hoping to lose. I no longer have to take my blood pressure medications and I finally completed my last 4000 footer 3 weeks ago! I wake up in the morning with a new energy and awareness. My personal relationships have improved in a way I didn’t expect. People notice the difference. I have been told I look brighter and happier. I feel it.
It hasn’t always been easy. I had hit some roadblocks. I suffered a concussion two months ago and it sidelined me for a bit. I was unable to work out and got off track with my eating. It was making me feel anxious. I was so afraid I would slide backwards. With the help of my Fortitude Trainer and Nutricoach, I realized I had the will and the strength to do it. They were so patient and supportive. Fortitude has changed my life and I will be forever grateful!
Life is filled with highs and lows, valleys and peaks that will test your resilience and push you to overcome your challenges. The lessons you learn on your way to the top will only make you better and stronger.
Keep on keeping on!