Helen Gribble

GOAL

I didn’t have a goal!

DID YOU ACHIEVE IT?

I achieved something I hadn’t even contemplated.

HOW HAS YOUR LIFE CHANGED SINCE ADOPTING THE U FIT PHILOSOPHY?

There’s no denying from looking at the pictures from then and now, that I’ve had a massive transformation, but what difference did I see on my journey?  As crazy as it sounds, every time I looked in the mirror (up until recently) I saw the girl in the blue in the first pic. No matter what someone told me, or how many pictures I saw when I looked in the mirror I didn’t see the change. At times I found that upsetting and frustrating, but mostly it kept me motivated. Eventually I started to believe in what I saw more and really appreciate how far I have come, which is becoming the most rewarding part of this journey.

I guess the message is to believe in yourself and that the change is happening. Just trust in the process and the advice that you’re given, no matter how hard as that feels at the time, or how frustrating. Being told “I told you so” a few dozen times by Sam is just darn annoying, but even more annoying is that the coaches are always right in the end. Sooooo, is this the end of the story? I’d like to think not, I’d rather see it as a new chapter of the same book…but a bit like at the start of the last chapter I don’t know how it will end.