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THOUGHT OF THE DAY

Sometimes failure to recognise when it is time to change is the only reason for failure.

Niki weight loss and reversing her diabetes with diet and exercise regime

Losing 5 stone in 7 months

Sara’s weight loss journey

Before photo - August 2016

August 2016

May 2017 - 46lbs lighter

"When I look back to August 2016, I can’t believe who I had become. I was so down about the way I looked and the way I felt. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes at the age of 15, and my sugar was most likely at an all time high - although I was too fearful to check. 

I was constantly tired and irritable, and I had given up trying to make an effort with my appearance because I thought that nothing looked nice on my shape anyway. I was constantly out of breath and struggled to keep up with my friends when walking to places, I was lazy and would get taxis far too often rather than walking. I felt anxious in social situations because I thought that I was the most unattractive person there. To say the least, I was in a funk. 

My cousin was getting married in August 2016 and outfit shopping for the wedding was not fun - I hardly fit into anything. I realised how unhappy I was with the way I looked and felt and decided that something had to be done. So, I began to search for a personal trainer. There were a few that came up on Google, but when I found Davinia I knew that she was the right choice. I knew I had a lot of emotional issues that went alongside being so big. I had fallen into a trap of emotional eating and I needed somebody who would address the psychological side of things just as much as the physical fitness side. 

I think often people who are overweight and unfit are worried that they may be judged for becoming this way, so I was nervous. But from the moment I spoke to Davinia on the phone, any qualms I had were relieved. I can honestly say that Davinia is one of the most uplifting, positive, genuine and lovely people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She had nothing but faith in me from the moment we began, and she has not only helped to improve my physical fitness, but my confidence has skyrocketed. I didn’t realise how much I had let my confidence drop. I thought people didn’t want to talk to me because I was fat, and was beginning to think that perhaps I wasn’t an interesting person. Davinia helped me to see that my view of myself was causing others to see me in the same way. Once I changed this, everything else changed. She has helped me to improve in all areas of my life, including fitness, mental health, friendships, relationships, career and most importantly my confidence. All of this has now helped me to try new things and break out of my comfort zone. The gym classes I used to be afraid of? I now attend five times a week! I enjoy exercise, and my taste buds have changed so much that I don’t even enjoy the taste of unhealthy food anymore - it feels unfulfilling! I went out and got a good job and I have the confidence to move to a new city where I hardly know anybody! In addition to all this, I have now reversed my diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes and I have a healthy blood sugar! 

If you are overweight, if you feeling down and out, even if you are at a healthy weight and just need to tone up - I cannot recommend Davinia enough. You absolutely will not regret it. I have made a friend for life, and the confidence she instilled in me has allowed me to live my life to the fullest. I am so unbelievably happy with life now, and I cannot wait to return from my new city in a few months and show her my even slimmer figure! Thank you Davinia, I cannot put into words how appreciative I am of what you have done for me."

Niki xxxxx