My life before Habitat Fitness and the Body Transformation Challenge consisted of yo-yo weight loss/gain and a continual struggle with low self-esteem and poor body image. I joined many gyms, tried multiple diets and bought a multitude of weight loss books and exercise videos. When I entered the Body Transformation Challenge, I did not believe that I would stick it out and finish the program; every day I thought I couldn’t finish, but the staff and the Habitat family gave me the support that I needed to continue.
Soon I began to see a change in my body, my self-esteem improved and my energy level began to rise. Prior to beginning the program, I was actually losing my hair but it seems that Habitat Health and fitness has even had a positive effect on my stresses! I surprised myself and made it through the challenge. In my “before” picture, I was ashamed of my body but after completing the program, when it was time to take the “after” picture, I was proud of what I had accomplished.
I have a long way to go, but I now know that with determination and the proper support, I can accomplish what I set out to do. I owe all this to the staff and the Habitat for Health Family. Thank you for giving me my life back!