About two years ago, I got offered a major promotion at work.
This promotion involved more responsibility but at much higher pay.
I also was required to move across the country. I was super excited to try a new area and start fresh. I saw it as a wonderful opportunity. It was motivation to make a great first impression. I hoped to look my best and feel confident. Since I had two full months to prepare for the move, I decided to make some drastic and positive changes. I started by visiting a local health and wellness center, where I signed up with a nutritionist and a personal trainer. For the initial consultation with the nutritionist, we simply discussed my normal eating habits, likes and dislikes and goals for a healthy weight. She was really knowledgeable and helped me to make some easy yet beneficial substitutions. I have replaced potatoes, rice and pasta with quinoa, cauliflower and couscous. She encouraged me to drink lots more water and stay away from coffee, pop and alcohol. She introduced me to the wide range of healthy herbal teas available. I also added superfoods into my diet, such as kale, blueberries, spinach, nuts and seeds. With her meal plan, I wasn’t hungry all the time. I didn’t feel like I was dieting. I simply changed my eating habits. At the first session with the personal trainer, I got weighed and measured. We also talked about my fitness goals. We met up four times per week, and he led me through a series of very strenuous exercises. Although the workouts were extremely challenging and tiring, I felt so accomplished and proud of myself. By the time I moved, I was so happy with my appearance. I felt so very strong and healthy. As soon as I settled in at my new location, I signed up with a personal trainer.