I look back at my before photos and I see a woman who’s had enough of being afraid, tired, neglected and abused. When my size 26 jeans got tight I knew I had to do something. I was literally killing myself slowly.

I have two little girls and the thought of my not being there for them terrified me. The thought of them ending up like me scared me even more. I’d attempted the program earlier in the year and looking after myself for the first time unlocked a lot of memories for me that I’d hidden away since childhood. This was very unnerving but also empowering because I finally understood why I was punishing myself and why I always turned to food. I had to heal the little girl before I could help the woman I’d become.

Fast forward a few months and I was ready! It was like something switched in me. I was focused, determined and committed to my health. I’m a busy mum of two girls (aged 2 years old and 9 months) neither of whom sleep through the night yet the proper nutrition fuels me every day so that I’m not exhausted as I once was. I train at home with my toddler while the baby naps in the morning. Housework waits until my workout is complete. It’s MY time! 8 weeks have gone along with 23kg of hurt, shame and pain.

This program is the best thing to happen to me. It’s helped me not only physically but mentally and emotionally. I’m a healthy example for my girls, my marriage is stronger than it’s ever been and I’m beginning to love myself! My journey doesn’t end here, this is merely a stepping stone as I work towards getting the body and future I deserve! Thank you Justine for helping me lose 23kgs, you may never truly understand the impact you’ve had on the life of my family!