Being such a great lover of food doesn’t help when your jeans start to get tight and don’t fit!
Christmas has been and gone and I over indulged naturally. Once January 2013 came round I felt fat and frumpy. I got to the point where my weight was making me feel very low and depressed. My friends and family noticed that I wasn’t my usual bubbly self that I always am but for some reason this time my weight was more of an issue to me than I realised. I also play rugby, which does encourage a certain level of fitness but being a “at frumpy forward” kinda fitted in with my life style. I had then made a decision to also want to better myself and to become a better rugby player, and by doing this I knew that I would have to shift the weight and get fitter.
Come February I had had enough of feeling down and knew that I needed to do something that would not only help my weight but would also lift my spirits. My mother had previously read an article in the paper about NYBC and she suggested that I should give this a go.
So I took the plunge and finally booked up!!! As I counted down the days to my new adventure and hopefully life changing experience I was getting really nervous but excited at the same time.
New You Boot Camp was a week of rollercoaster emotions but something that I will never ever forget and has been one of my proudest achievements. Not only has it changed me as a person but it has also taught me a life skill – of how to be a healthy/fit person.
After taking part in New You Boot Camp I came home feeling fabulous. I felt like I had achieved everything that I wanted to and more. Not only had I come back 11lb 10oz’s lighter, I was smiling and a much happier Sarah was about to see her family after a week away.
When my family first saw me they were amazed at how I looked. They kept saying how well I looked and was glowing. To have the support from my family and friends is what got me through the process.
My friends loved the “new me”. They could see how happy I was too.
Having gained a certain level of fitness after my time on New You Boot Camp it encouraged me to try other physical activities/exercise classes and improve my fitness. These days I still ensure that I go to the gym at least 3 times a week but I also go running at least once a week. Being fit is now really important to me as I love how it makes me feel once I have done exercise.
Even to this day when I talk about my NYBC experience it makes me smile. I could never exactly explain what New You Boot Camp did for me but one thing I know, I have and will never ever be that “low and depressed” Sarah that I was back then.
We all put weight on from time to time and when I do I now know how to deal with it and also know how to lose it, all thanks to New You Boot Camp! I now remain positive.
My smile is not just a smile anymore. My smile now matches the inner me!*