Emily Johns makes changes and transforms!
|Submitted by Emily Johns||Photo by Paula Tizzard Photography|
For as long as I can remember I’ve carried extra weight. I started yo-yo dieting when I was 12 years old and tried every quick fix I could get my hands on, including spending thousands at an expensive weight-loss clinic when I was 18. My weight fluctuated dramatically. I never felt good about myself.
In my early twenties I finally woke up and started reading everything about health. It sparked something inside of me. I wanted to build a strong body that would help me live my life in the present and prepare it for the future. I read and read but was still struggling with executing my goals.
I reached out to Rita in September 2014. I was struggling and I just couldn’t figure it all out. She pushed me hard, never gave up and changed my life. We worked as a team to pinpoint what in my lifestyle wasn’t working. I never realized how poor my relationship with food was, how little protein I ate and how lazy my “workouts” were! It was a difficult emotional and physical journey that I still am on today. Rita showed me what is possible for me—anything.
My work requires me to be sedentary during the day, which makes consistency in my diet and exercise regime critical to my success. My biggest challenge is still consistency and pushing through the tough times without compromising my health.