So as I head to my last day as a Property Claims Consultant with my current employer CGU Insurance, I’m filled with a myriad of emotions; pride, sadness, excitement, fear, love & appreciation. I have spent the last 2.5 years working for an amazing organisation and a fabulous group of people who have seen me through some of my best and worst times; from the tragic loss of my mother though to the purchase of my first home & the beginning of this journey. I have developed many beautiful friendships with amazing people who have supported me, encouraged me and loved me along the way – and I will miss this family dearly.
But, it’s time to spread my wings, and take on the new challenge of Claims Manager at an insurance brokerage. My present life is the culmination of my all my struggles, courage, determination, talent & new found confidence. When I started my journey 16 weeks ago, I had no idea how profoundly it was going to change my life. I was taking a leap of faith, maybe my final one, in an attempt to save myself. I was shuffling breathlessly into the unknown, hoping that that the team at Result Based Training could help me…as I couldn’t help myself. I knew I wanted to lose weight, I knew I would have to overcome huge emotional, physical and mental hurdles, I knew that I wanted to live – what I didn’t know is how it would change my day to day, my attitude. my outlook and my general approach to life.
It’s now 16 weeks on, and when I look back at old pictures of myself, or try to remember how I felt, and read over my diary – I see a different version of me; I see the unhappy, defeated, depressed version of me, who had all but given up. I am now so much more positive, determined, inspired, and motivated, and this has bought such positivity & opportunity into my life!
The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind – I have been offered a great new job, purchased a brand new car and even won myself a fancy push-bike – it’s my first bicycle ever lol ! And the cherry on top? I’ve also now lost a total of 34 kilos since I started! I have been blessed & am so grateful every day for the opportunity that was given to me by Travis Jones & RBT – and for the overwhelming support, encouragement & love that has been shown to me by so many people. It has truly given me the strength and courage to get where I am today. There are no words.
A big thank you to my beautiful boy Mark, my family & friends, my workmates, my mentor Nik, my trainers Aimee & Callum, my RBT family and all of YOU who have shown me such love & support!
Just remember to be kind to one another; you never know the inner battle someone may be having with themselves…And, it’s amazing what a bit of love, compassion and support can bring out in a person…
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It’s not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”