Michelle, Potters Bar – Lost 7 lbs
After the most hectic week at work – how wonderful it was to arrive at the beautiful and relaxing surroundings of NuBeginnings ! There was a lovely welcome and after a few preliminaries off to my sumptuous bedroom… I couldn\’t wait to get started. I was feeling tired & stressed and apprehensive all at the same time. I had known for awhile that I needed to change my hectic lifestyle. I was overweight and lethargic and never feeling I had any time for myself. So taking a week out of my life was a really tough decision for me – I am so glad I decided to go for it. My Goal for the week was to find my energy and mojo again and this was going to be the week, this was My week ! The first morning after a lovely breakfast of homemade muesli we started off in the gym. How to use the machines correctly ! Go figure ! I had had it wrong all these years! So in hour one I was learning things , brilliant , my apprehension already disappearing. Then it was off for an exercise session outside up on the Torrs. WOW , how exhilarating was that & in such amazing surroundings and stunning views. Day one and I already felt amazing. The afternoon , after a wonderful lunch there was a massage (fabulous) and a Hypnotherapy session and by dinner I was already de-stressed and feeling relaxed. Or maybe it was exhaustion? Either way I felt I was in the right place and in capable hands. The following day we went off on a hike which was the bit I was looking forward to. The day was spectacular , blue sky , crisp underfoot and great company , and with the hiking guide striding out and keeping us going at a good pace we had a great day. You found out about yourself and what you are really capable of when given the right helping hand. Everyone at NuBeginnings helped and supported me. Best of all they are doing what\’s right for you! Each day I was loving the fact that I could exercise more than I ever thought possible , I was feeling great . stronger and more energetic. There was more hikes to come , boxercising , dancing (I now have found a local Zumba class which will be my new thing) I even discovered that I could Jog ! Never in a million years did I ever think I could , however thanks to the NuBeginnings team I know how to now. The food was spectacular , from the Seafood dishes to the famous muffin , everything was great and at no time did I feel hungry. The 3 meals and snacks you get through the day means you never want for more and I have a learnt a great deal about how to eat , what to eat and most importantly that its ok to have treats. The whole philosophy is to eat sensibly and little and often , well it worked for me , I lost 7lbs in the one week ! What a great new start to my new healthy regime to lose that determined 1 stone I have set my weight loss target to be. For the first time in a long while I know this is achievable and at NuBeginnings they show you how to do it. What rounded off the whole experience for me was the support you receive and it really is a New Beginning when you leave, reluctantly on the Friday morning. The best thing about my week is that I have come away with so many ideas and I am totally motivated to succeed and reach my goal. For the first time in ages I actually truly believe I will. Everyone has their different reasons for going to NuBeginnings , my goal was to find my energy and mojo and I succeeded , thanks NuBeginnings!