“Although I have never been overweight (just a few "sticky kilos" that I wanted to lose) I absolutely hated my reflection in the mirrors of the changing rooms. Somehow, they always succeeded in brutally highlighting all the flaws.
I truly hated shopping for clothes because the whole process was for me like walking on hot coals. I think that I stopped buying clothes for at least a couple of years and eventually everything I owned looked quite shabby.
Then two things happened: I suffered from bad lower back pain and my chiropractor introduced me to calisthenics workouts which strengthened my core muscles and relieved me of my back pain.
With my new exercise regime, I also started eating differently but just couldn't overcome my desire for chocolate - and with that I mean quite a lot of chocolate.
Samantha taught me a few important lessons - one was to be kinder to myself and see myself as the beautiful woman that I was - another was to get my cravings under control but still eat chocolate - but rather a little bit on special occasions and as a reward.
Now I have a new relationship with my body - and with chocolate! I often make my own chocolate, dairy free and with just a little maple syrup to give it a little sweetness. AND all the training and better eating has paid off and my abs have come out of hiding.
Which has prepared me for a nice shopping spree that I'm determined to enjoy! ❤”