I have your picture on my fridge!
The doctor’s diagnosis was like a slap in the face: I was overweight, suffered from high blood pressure, and was at risk for diabetes.
I was 42 years old and at a loss. I had to do something. Spectacular weight loss stories are common on television, but would the same be true for me? On top of my self-doubt, I was using excuses such as “I have a strong build, big bones, it’s my genetics, I have a slow metabolism, my knees can’t withstand impacts.” All reasons were good enough to avoid doing something about it.
That is, until I happened to read the testimony of a young woman named Andréanne. Her success story touched me so deeply that I put her picture on my fridge, and thus my new life began on March 21, 2014. Following her example, I joined a professional fitness centre and began taking charge. As a result, I have lost 57 pounds up to this day. You can’t even imagine how much my quality of life has improved. I am bursting with energy and can enjoy a freedom of movement that was previously impossible, as limiting as my body was not that long ago. Even if you don’t stick my picture on your own fridge, you should know that my story could very well be yours one day if you decide to take charge.
Any Valcourt, is part of the community ”Enformidables” which gathers people who have left their sedentarity lifestyle and inspire us with their great story that motivates us to become an ”Enformidable” too.
Personal trainer: Amélie Sirois
Nutritionist: Mylène Bouchard
Centre: Place Nautilus Plus