Lidia Sioutos came to us in July with the goal to turn her life around. As a busy mum-of-two, she was flat out running her business and looking after her family. She was constantly on the go and didn’t have time to eat properly. She was constantly tired, stressed out and putting her health last. Something needed to change.
After completing the Kappatalize Fitness 6 Week Body and Mind Transformation Program, Lidia has turned her life around. With the initial goal to lose weight, Lidia found she gained so much more than that – she got herself back!
“I’m finally looking after me. I look better, I feel better and I don’t use excuses anymore. I only wish I had of done this sooner!”
We sat down with Lidia to find out how the program has helped her turn her life around:
What prompted you to join the Kappatalize Fitness 6 Week Body & Mind Transformation Program?
I had tried to lose weight in the past, but with no success. What happened, was that I actually put on weight from trying so many fad diets! I was struggling to find the time to exercise, I was unhappy and had no drive. I was stressed out, because nothing was working, and I could see the negative impact it was having on my family. It became apparent, that I wasn’t the best version of myself. When I saw an advertisement for Kappatalize Fitness, I made the decision to start.
Tell us a bit about yourself and your life before the program and what it’s like now?
I am 44 years old, and a mum to 2 teenage girls. I run my own business and I also help run my husband’s business. Life is busy!
I have always loved exercise, but over the past 5 years, I just found I had no time for it. Food was always eaten on the go – I never got time to actually sit down and enjoy it. I was spending less and less quality time with the family and my business was no longer in my control. My time was being dictated by my clients. They dictated my opening hours, the kind of work I did, and when I did it. That was impacting my family. I was unhappy in myself and not feeling as healthy as I should have.
“Since doing the program with Helen and Kappatalize Fitness, everything is different. I’ve made major changes to my business, myself and my life.”
I’ve set rules and non-negotiable hours in place, which has given me more time to spend with my family, while still having time to get work done. I have made a conscious effort to set aside time to exercise and to make time to eat right. I’m making better food choices and I am actually taking the time to sit down and enjoy my food. I feel stronger in making decisions and have actually surprised myself at how assertive and in control of my life I have been.
I have a much better balance in my life and am more equipped to deal with the unexpected.
Another great thing, is that I can switch off now. In the past, I was unable to watch an entire movie, because my mind would start to drift into how much work I needed to do, and I would get up and do it. Now, I’ve become quite a movie buff and can actually sit still, focus and watch an entire movie – credits and all!
Can you share some of your wins from the program?
I feel much fitter. I’ve lost 4 kilos. I’m more confident and have a stronger mindset. I’ve learnt many useful tools to use in my everyday life, and finally, I’m looking after me.
What differences have you noticed in yourself?
I am definitely a happier person. I look better, I feel better. I’m much more positive and confident, and I’m more willing to try new things. I sleep better at night and my focus and productivity at work has improved.
One of the biggest things I have found is that I don’t use “excuses anymore” and I make the time to look after myself.
What have you learnt and what new things have you put into practice in your day-to-day life?
I’ve learnt the importance of being grateful, mindful and present in the moment. I’ve learnt better self-care and the importance of goal setting. I hold myself accountable. Each day I allocate something to be grateful for. I practice being mindful for at least 10 minutes a day – this could be when I am out for a walk or when I am at home and it’s quiet. I make sure to be present with my thoughts, rather than focusing too much into what or what may not happen in the future.
What advice would you give to others who are on the fence about doing a program like this?
DO IT NOW!!! I’ve lost so much time and happiness, having not doing this sooner.
You will learn a lot about yourself on this program, you will be stronger and healthier in body and mind.
The program has great support if you need it and the exercise is great.
You CAN find the time to look after yourself, I did!
Are you ready to transform your life like Lidia did? Do you want to get your confidence back and improve your fitness? Get in touch with me below.
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