It was Ingrid’s close friends – who had also achieved success on the program – that prompted her to make the call.
“Weight loss had been in the back of my mind for a while. For me, joining a program wasn’t an overnight decision – I needed some encouragement, and to feel supported.”
Ingrid was looking for a program that would maintain her busy lifestyle.
“My days can get pretty outrageous. I had previously tried other ways to get my weight under control. I realised that my lifestyle was playing a huge part in my weight gain and that was what I needed to focus on. I love doing a lot of travelling, and sometimes that isn’t good for the waistline” says Ingrid.
Leading up to the start of her program, Ingrid began to dislike what she saw in the mirror. For the sake of her health and happiness, she knew it was time to make a change.
“In my first few weeks, I told my LifeShape psychologist I didn’t want to be the big girl anymore. It had gotten to the point where I didn’t want to socialize or be out in public. I knew the longer I ignored my weight, the worse off it would be,” explains Ingrid.
After joining her LifeShape 6 program, Ingrid found the perfect motivator to reach her weight loss goals.
“I wanted to make my husband proud – I have always been competitive, and slipping backwards was not an option. I found a whole new sense of pride and accomplishment in myself, and now I’m all about maintaining that.”
“The program addresses more than just your weight. You are constantly accountable to your team. Nothing flew under the radar with the Wesley, and that’s why it worked for me.”
Ingrid was worried about how her knees would handle the exercise aspects of the program – but she quickly realised how easy it was to find a fitness regime that actually worked for her.
“My exercise physiologist was really thorough. He put a different slant on my old school exercise perceptions. We kept things tailored to my needs, which I appreciated.”
Since completing the program, Ingrid has definitely noticed the additional health benefits that come with losing weight.
“I am now able to do more, especially in my travels. I have always believed this part of life needs to be enjoyed, and now I am not missing out on anything.”
Ingrid praises her LifeShape team for their support throughout her program.
“Nothing was remotely challenging about it. I had no setbacks because I received all the support I needed to stay on track and remain accountable. I’m going to miss my weekly clinic visits!”
After six months and 22kgs^ later, Ingrid is happier and healthier than ever.
“I feel like I have graduated and ‘school’s out’!” she laughs. “Looking back now, my program was a no brainer – and now I’m looking forward to what the future brings.”
*Your results may vary. To find out what you can achieve on your LifeShape Program book a no obligation initial assessment with one of our Dietitians, call 1800 567 348. Alternatively you can register your interest online.