I first learned about the program through a Facebook post. I wanted more information so I checked out the website and did some research. I really liked the coaching element and the fact that members can talk to people who understand the science of losing weight.
When I first read about PowerUP, I really liked how they try to make the plan fit into someone’s preexisting lifestyle and schedule. I had previously tried fitting other weight loss plans into my daily life and it ended up being really difficult.
I joined after my daughters (Jody and Martina) started the program. It’s this friendly competition where we all motivate and encourage each other to do well.
When I first heard about the program I had just transitioned into new job - my last job was extremely stressful and I had put on a lot of weight. I was at a point where my kids were pretty self-sufficient and I was mentally ready to commit myself to making a change in my own life.
I’ve always struggled with my weight. I tried Weight Watchers twice before and have seen some success, but with PowerUP I haven’t yo-yo’d like I did with other plans. The thing that was different with PowerUP was that I never felt hungry. The nutrition plan was amazing, especially with my family. I didn’t have to cook two separate meals. With PowerUP’s nutrition plan my energy levels were much higher and I felt stronger.
I asked myself, “Mary, who do you want to be? A frumpy old lady stuck on medications? Or someone who’s active and enjoying retirement?”
Certified wellness and mindfulness coach, Susie Gray, takes on talking yourself into doing something you don't want to.
I coach because I believe in the talent, creativity, and resourcefulness of people -- and because I celebrate people achieving their dreams.
As a coach I am used to hearing self-critical language. Wait a second, let me restate that, as a human being, I am used to hearing self-critical language. Most of us are our own harshest critics. We critically judge ourselves for everything – from what we chose to eat for lunch to how we managed our emotions when dealing with a tough parenting challenge.