Maria

49 Years Old | Get Healthy Graduate

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Maria joined the Get Healthy Service after experiencing a significant loss in her life. Maria wanted to be healthier and thought that losing some weight in the process would be a bonus.

"The coaching sessions really helped me gain a better understanding about my relationship with food. I've introduced a lot more vegetables into our family's diet and I now realise that our portion sizes were far bigger than they should be. I now take the stairs instead of the lift and walk more than I used to."

Before joining the Get Healthy Service, Maria was a carer for her children Tiarna and Tristan, who both had very high medical needs. Always placing her needs last, she was tired most of the time and ate meals for comfort.

Maria developed a great relationship with her Get Healthy Coach and felt that they really understood her circumstances. "We talked about the obstacles that could stop me sticking to my plan and worked out ways to manage these obstacles."

Maria graduated from the Service and found the support so useful that she has re-enrolled to continue to achieve her goals. "I have lost a few kilograms and several centimetres from my waist. My clothes fit me much better now and I feel so much more confident when shopping to try on styles which I would not have been able to previously. I have less aches and pains and am much more flexible and have more energy."

Following her own experience, Maria would recommend the Service.

"I would highly recommend this Service for anyone who would like to become healthy or even just gain a better understanding about their food and exercise habits."

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    • 56 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "It was very good having that person, it gave you some motivation and justification because if I hadn't done the right thing I was honest and told her, she didn't judge."

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    Ian

    • 58 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "I have gone from being an overweight guy who didn't exercise, to now where I consider myself very fit, very healthy. This has turned my life around!"

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    Laurel

    • 50 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "One thing my health coach taught me was about calories, I am now very mindful of calories as well as 5 servings of fruit and vegetables... it's been a great learning experience."

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    Elizabeth

    • 63 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "My husband eats a lot better, not a lot of junk, but if he indulges I can say no and not let it worry me which makes me feel better in myself."

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    Wendy

    • 41 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    ""We do a lot more as a family now, especially with the kids... I am not embarrassed to get into a swimming costume, I feel more comfortable""

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    Joe

    • 60 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    ""Being able to make positive life changes, and being able to do that in front of friends and family has been important""

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    Rebecca

    • 40 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Participant

    ""I get excited every couple of weeks when my health coach calls. I really like the way my coach talks and shows she cares. She helps me make realistic goals."

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    Maria

    • 49 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "“I would highly recommend this Service for anyone who would like to become healthy or even just gain a better understanding about their food and exercise habits.”"

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    Christine

    • 29 Years Old
    • Get Healthy Graduate

    "I am now the healthiest I have ever been. These lifestyle changes are part of my life now
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