Unable to do any strenuous exercise as a result of painful arthritis in her hips, knees and spine, Robyn has struggled to sustain the motivation to get fit and lose weight over the years. With her 60th birthday fast approaching and suffering from Type 2 Diabetes, Robyn knew she had to make a life change sooner rather than later.
Robyn joined her local gym in an attempt to get fit, however found it difficult to lose weight on her own. After finding out about the free Get Healthy Information and Coaching Service®, Robyn knew it was exactly what she needed.
“I saw the ad on TV about the Get Healthy Service and thought it would be great to have someone keeping a watch on me and my progress so to speak. I liked the idea of being able to talk to someone about any difficulties I faced. I thought that it would make getting healthy easier, because I wouldn’t be alone in my efforts,” said Robyn.
Aside from the fact that the Service was free, Robyn enjoyed building a relationship with her Get Healthy coach. “I felt like I could be really honest without being embarrassed, and it made trying to get fit less challenging,” she said.
Implementing lifestyle changes were easy for Robyn who, following the advice of her coach, used an exercise bike in her home as part of a low impact fitness regime. She was also given food and cooking tips to get her through the winter months. “I learnt how to eat healthier hot, comfort foods during winter so I was never hungry.”
Not only has Robyn lost 4kg whilst on the Get Healthy Service, she has also lost 15cm from her waist. Robyn feels she has gained motivation to continue working towards her healthy lifestyle goals.
"Looking after my grandchildren is not as hard as it used to be – I can keep up with them a bit more now!” she said.
“The Get Healthy Service is about more than just losing weight though. It has improved my outlook on life and I’m more confident in my ability to continue getting healthier and fitter. I would recommend it to everyone.”