In January 2015, I hit the heaviest weight I have ever been in my life. I was 89kg and couldn’t have felt any worse within myself. I was busy working on my career, taking care of everyone else around me, and not looking after myself. The weight just crept up on me. I withdrew from socialising, as I felt horrible in anything I put on. I was feeling so extremely down on myself, often grumpy with my family and constantly feeling tired and run down. I loved winter so I could cover up. When summer came, I would prefer to spend the day in the air conditioning, rather than hitting the beach or pool with the family which I always enjoyed doing prior to my weight gain. I became so down. This was the tipping point and I realised I needed to turn my health around.
One afternoon I drove past A Ray of Fitness. It is a small group personal training studio. I wasn’t interested in going to a big commercial gym. I have always found those gyms intimidating. Seeing this small studio, I decided this is where I will take my life, health and fitness back.I’ll never forget the day I met Ray. Ray couldn’t have made me feel more welcome. She was so thrilled that I had come to her for help. I could see she was such a kind and caring person and I immediately felt I could trust her. I made up my mind to join A Ray of Fitness and start to get my health on track.
Day one was so tough, mentally and physically! I remember feeling like walking out and never to come back. The realisation of the hard slog ahead was overwhelming. Staying overweight at that point, felt like the easier option. But I didn’t leave. I sucked it up and listened to every one of Ray’s positive words. I listened and applied every one of her tips on good eating. I let every one of her encouraging words, arse kicking ways to make me push myself harder and faster every time I trained with her.
Today, in December 2019 I am a mentally and physically strong woman weighing 63 KGS. More importantly, my lung capacity, and internal organs are all very healthy. I now feel confident and happy within myself. This to me is me is more important than external aesthetics!
Today, health and fitness is a part of my life. Ray has taught me so much about nutrition and training that I now am able to train on my own at my work gym. I now know how eat to fuel my body right. I continue to enjoy daily training sessions of cardio & weights. I do this for strength, health, well-being and most importantly, my mental health. I know I can always check in, (Ray calls it coming home) if I need help, advice with anything.
Raylee has created the most amazing monster in me and I’m forever grateful to her!
Without a doubt in my heart, Ray has changed my life. Her determination to see me happy, healthy and free from self-doubt was evident the entire time I was training with her.
Raylee you are one amazing human being and the worlds needs more of you.
Kelly Too Many Letters xxx