At 41, grieving the death of my three year old son after a 11 month battle with cancer, I was feeling miserable, both emotionally and physically. A dear friend who had great success on the SHAPE ReClaimed program inspired me to make a change, to the physical part anyway. I had lots more to lose than she did and it seemed impossible at first, but my practitioner encouraged me to set smaller goals and take my time.
About six months later, I’m down 70 pounds and over 50 inches. At first, my goal was to lose 40 pounds, but this lifestyle change proved easier and more rewarding than I could have imaged, and I just kept going. All the other diets I’ve tried focused on replacing real food with shakes or counting calories and points. SHAPE ReClaimed has taught me about what I put in my body, whole foods that God created to sustain us, and how my body reacts to them. For the first time in my life, I was paying attention to my body and how to take care of it. The check-ins with my practitioner provided even more input and understanding. I’m now enjoying the benefits of eating what makes me FEEL good, not feeding my feelings. Learning to take care of me physically has helped me also focus on emotional healing.
I’m so thankful for the great minds behind SHAPE ReClaimed, my practitioner and fellow SHAPE Warriors for their support and encouragement along the way. Now I’ll be and feel the healthiest version of me for my kids and husband…for a lifetime.