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Rana's Story

On May 16th 2019 I went to a wedding of a friend of mine. I love weddings. They are a great time to see love and joy. But I wasn’t looking forward to running into old friends. My body had changed in ways that I didn’t like. I had always been thin, but that was not the case anymore. I had gained unwanted weight, I felt sluggish. I was buying bigger clothing than normal and even those clothes became tight on me. I had transformed from being the girl in the bikini into the girl in coverups. Not only was I wearing coverups to hide my body, but I was also using food and alcohol as a coverup for my emotions. But I had pulled myself together that day to look my best and be there to celebrate with my friend. Then it happened. Out of the corner of my eye I saw an all too familiar face coming my way. He came all of the way across the room walking slowly and confidently with a smirk on his face. When he got close to me we exchanged pleasantries and then it happened. He said the words that I would never forget, “Look at you looking the way you look.” Shots fired! I knew what he meant by “the way I look”. He received some satisfaction in seeing that his ex didn’t “have it anymore”. I felt that not only he, but everyone there could see how unhealthy and unhappy I was. During the flight back home, I had enough time to come up with a plan. No one would ever see me like that again and more importantly, I would never feel like that way again. On May 20th, I booked my first session with Coach Moe and I have never looked back. This was the moment that changed my life forever.

What were some of your goals when you started?

My goal when I first started was to lose a few pounds to fit my clothing.

What are your goals now?

To be the best version of me I can be. My mother died at sister had a massive stroke at 51...I NEVER want that for me. My goal now is quality of life...and if that means I have to work out 5 days for 2 hours...I still have 2 days where I can do what I want! I also want to compete in a fitness competition one day.

What have been your greatest achievements?

My greatest achievement so far is hearing my son saying, “You look more like my sister and not my mom”…I know he is proud of me. We do things like skate or go to the jump parks...My son is 18 so it's a big deal that he still wants time with me like that. I feel young and vibrant now. I posted a picture on my social media of me attempting to do a split. That’s the new me, doing splits on the beach in my 2 piece. My daughter has picked up the fitness bug too and she has added yoga to her schedule. She originally thought I was just working out to lose weight, but now she understands that this is what we should do to ensure that we have good quality of life.

What were/are your biggest struggles?

My biggest struggle is glass of wine is 210 I may double up on a workout so that I can drink on Saturday or any date night.

What advice would you give to new clients/members?

Stay consistent...what works today may not work tomorrow. It's frustrating knowing you’re doing your best and not seeing scale victories...but those non-scale victories are just as important....and the only way to get that is by CONSISTENTLY SHOWING UP FOR YOU

What is your favorite thing about your workouts?

My favorite part of working out is honestly knowing the investment I am putting into me!! I am very selfish with my workout time at 5pm....please don't ask me to do's a “NO” because that is the time I focused completely on ME...

Rana finished with this-

“I am more energetic, I am more outgoing, I am way more confident

Not only in myself but in my journey, If I go out I am confident that I can choose a black bean burger over friend chicken. Or if I am away from home I can still manage to get in a workout one way or another. The scale fluctuates, but this sense of peace I have right now is amazing. For the first time I chose me…not my kids or my friends….I am literally changing me for me.”

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