Occupation: Director of Yorkshire Occupational Health Consultancy (I am a specialist Practitioner in Occupational Health)
Martial status: Married
Where you live: Denholme in West Yorkshire
What was it that made you book on to the boot camp? For some time I have wanted a challenge for myself – something to push my boundaries (physically, mentally, emotionally) beyond my day to day life, and something that I could look back on say”yeah you do it girl”! I lead a very active life and am particularly competitive and ambitious in all that I do, but I needed something for myself and a big big goal to aim for! The boot camp looked perfect and I joined up.I did look at a few, but I liked the “down to earth” approach that “New you” had. I particularly liked the idea of an army style boot camp, where you were told what to do, when to do it and how long for! I normally spend my time ordering my family around and others at work, so to have this done to me was going to be another challenge, but one I knew I could rise to.
Your Experience at Boot Camp:
How has it changed your life:? When people ask me this question, it always sounds a bit cliche – but yes, it has changed my life in many ways:
It has restored myself belief (not that it had gone, but it needed a shake up!) and confidence in my personal strength (not as much physical but mental strength)
It has shown me how far I can push myself both physically and emotionally – when the chips were down, I got up and got on with it!
It has shown me that even though I may not have been the youngest in the group by any stretch, I can still keep up and in many cases, exceed others abilities – this was important to me in terms of my competitiveness, it was also important in confirming that you are as young as you feel
I no longer eat the portion sizes I used to
I no longer eat the amount of carbs I used to and don’t miss them
I no longer look in a mirror and think “yuk”, but now think”that will do”!
I generally feel happier, healthier and more focused in all that I do
Have you set your self any targets any challenges? On returning from boot camp, I set myself a challenge to do some form of exercise each day, whatever that may be – to date I have maintained this target. I also set myself a target to lose a further 6lb at least – I have achieved this as well as a further 2lb.
What would you say to anyone thinking of booking on? I would say that if you want a challenge for yourself, if you want to find your inner strength and regain the “you” that you may have lost sight of, then absolutely go for it. Keep strong, keep focused, believe that you can do it, and with the help of the team and others at the boot camp, you WILL achieve your goals. I see the boot camp a bit like giving birth – when you first do it, you say â€œnever ever again, but then when you see the benefits and look back, before you know, it you are off again!*