My name is Sigrid de Castella, I live in Melbourne, Australia.
In May 2004 I weighed in at a massive 143kg at only age 33! I always knew I wanted to do something about my weight but I always felt helpless, and every diet I ever tried only worked for a few days or weeks, and eventually failed.
In 2004 I finally got to my breaking point and chose to make some changes. I have hereditary lymphedema and so when I started my program I couldn’t walk 2km even slowly without puffing and breaking into a sweat. And water retention was a major issue, often requiring diuretics or rest and elevation. I wasn’t a Type 2 diabetic, but I’m sure it wouldn’t have been long before I was.
Over the next 20 months I started walking, then shuffling, then jogging. I swam and cycled and joined a gym and started resistance training (squatting one and a half times my body weight). I completed in the City to Surf and breezed up “Heartbreak Hill”.
I not only shed 70kg of unwanted body fat, I went from a size 30 to a size 10. My shoe size dropped from 12 to 9. Hats that never used to fit on my head slid on with ease. My bra cup size went from a 26 DD to a 10 B (OK so that one I wasn’t overly thrilled about, but it does make running easier).
Now I’ll be the first to admit that in 2004 I NEVER thought I could have achieved this sort of result – but I did.
People often ask me how I did it. It’s three easy words…………….
Education, Diet & Exercise
The hard part is making the commitment to change. The rest is easy!
More importantly, you need to address any heath plan in three areas:
Physical, Mental & Spiritual
If you don’t – you won’t succeed!
So this website is dedicated to all those people who don’t think they can loose weight – and keep it off.
Over the coming weeks and months I will share with you all my diet and exercise tips, I will reveal the physical, mental and spiritual changes that are required to make your journey to health and wellness a success. And I hope by doing this, I will inspire you to achieve.
I know you can do it ~
because I did!