At Goodlife, we're so much more than just a gym, and our purpose extends far beyond the realm of just weight loss! We move people to achieve great things, and in turn, help them to experience their very own "Moments of Magic".
We know that these "Moments of Magic" look different to everyone, and whether it's overcoming a setback from sickness or injury, blowing off steam after a tough day, or achieving a goal you've always dreamed of, we're so lucky to see them everyday!
What was the ‘uh huh’ moment that inspired you to change your life? I remember walking into the doctors because I kept constantly rolling my ankles and I was always getting sick.The doctor turned around and said I needed to lose weight. He said the reason I was rolling my ankles was because my body couldn’t support its weight, and the reason I was always getting sick is because I wasn’t treating my body with respect. I walked out of that appointment so angry and so mad. Then I remember calming down and thinking to myself, he's right. That's honestly what made me change. I wanted so much more from my life.
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What was the catalyst that inspired you to create healthy change? When you have two kids, you’ve got to be your best for them and be their role model, it’s not just about you anymore. I remember the exact moment - it was almost like an out of body experience. I knew I wasn’t supposed to be that size and I needed to be the healthiest I could be for my kids and for my husband. I was looking at myself naked in the mirror after having my daughter, who was my second child and I literally thanked myself and my body for everything it had achieved and given me through that time, and then I said goodbye to it and I turned back the clock.
What is your ultimate health and fitness goal? It started off with me just wanting to lose weight, but not it’s about so much more. I suppose my ultimate goal is to be that fun mum that can run around playing sport with her kids and run around playing soccer with my boys during training. It's about being a better person. My kids used to make little comments here and there like “you don’t run with us anymore” and I got to a point where I couldn’t even walk to my car without being out of breath or walking up a flight of stairs without sweating and it really just put things into perspective for me.
Was there an uh huh moment that just set everything right? The 12 Week Challenge has completely changed everything for me. I used to consider food good or bad, I would call it evil and sugar the devil and kind of hurting myself with it or rewarding myself with it. It's just fuel, and it's just a means to an end, and now I’m enjoying it when I can, but then not bashing myself up for it if I go out and have something that you would normally consider bad.