I guess my journey started at three months old when myself and my twin were in a house fire and both pulled from the blaze by emergency services. Continuing on from that we were neglected by our birth parents and being left home alone at the young age of three. It wasn’t until I was found hanging out of an upstairs window that we were placed into the care system. They kept us together but separated from our other siblings, who it turns out have since passed away.
We have both struggled through the last 30+ years, I have used alcohol as a coping tool and have tried to take my own life many times since the age of 18.
My mental health was in bad shape and my weight had soared to over 17 stone and I desperately needed help. Luckily, I met a Herbalife coach who introduced me to a fit club, but it took me over 6 months to gain the courage to attend.
Within 2 weeks she placed me on a 6 day breakfast trial, in which I lost 9lbs and my energy levels were great! I decided to start a programme and continue with the fit classes and also doing 21 day challenges. I seemed to feel a cloud lift, my mood becoming better and my confidence growing and I stopped my medication for anxiety and depression and started doing personal development daily. I even managed to start doing things on my own, which previously I could not do.
I am no longer dwelling on my past and creating a legacy for my children to be proud of. They both attend boxing classes with me and they too are both growing with confidence.
I’ve now lost over 6 stone and starting to love the person I see in front of me. My whole life I have craved some love, but now realise self love is far greater
I owe so much to Herbalife and to the coach who has picked me out of the gutter and given me the opportunity to change my life.