Testimonial: bounti Re-Set Challenge Winner, Angela Maud
Her transformation after just 12 weeks is something so inspiring to all of us. It’s amazing to see – and hear – all of the amazing changes that rebounding can bring about.
Angela, with her incredible mindset, grit, determination and perseverance through such a difficult time, is a true hero, and such a deserving winner and bounti Academy member.
The way bounti has changed Angela’s life – and the lives of so many others – is the true reason, and driving force, behind why the bounti team do what we do. Her story is a true testament to, not only the fact that rebounding is so effective, but also the fact that hard work and a positive attitude is what really reap results.
“When I started the re-set challenge, I was at the heaviest I have ever been. I felt sluggish and unhealthy. I had tried for so long to lose weight, but with little success. A few years ago I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), insulin resistance and also have mild hypertension.
When I saw the challenge advertised, I just knew I had to join. I signed up and saw one of Lisa’s adverts introducing dietician, Carly Seager – I decided to sign up with Carly afterwards. After my first chat with her, I went for a number of blood tests to see where exactly my body was at. From there, I had my first consultation and she sent me an eating plan that I would follow for the challenge. With all my various ailments, I needed to be on a more specifically tailored eating plan.
The first few weeks were tough, and the sugar cravings were hard. On Women’s Day I signed up to do the bounti Marathon. Lisa saying that she hoped to see us there was the motivation I needed to get started. Although I absolutely died during that marathon, it was also my turning point. I signed up for a number of the live classes and tried classes with most of the instructors. It actually became so addictive – I was hooked!
Unfortunately, I suffer from chronic reflux and had to have a gastroscopy. They did a biopsy during the procedure, so I wasn’t able to bounce for a few days afterwards. The night before my procedure, I was also bitten by a dog so landed up having a tetanus shot and being put onto a 5-day course of antibiotics.
I landed up having keyhole surgery in my abdomen, and my stomach wrapped and stapled. I had a hiatus hernia, which was contributing to my reflux, and had developed Barrett’s Oesophagus. I definitely credit my quick recovery to having a strong core from the all the rebounding and having a healthy eating plan. My body was ready for the operation.
During the re-set challenge, I stuck to my eating plan 100%. I'm proud to say that, to this day, I have still not had a cheat – except for a small banting brownie for my birthday celebrations, which was factored into my eating plan.
Carly has been absolutely amazing through the whole process. She has been the best accountability partner and so accommodating. She helped me so much through my surgery – I progressed faster than the doctors thought I would. Carly really cares about her patients and she came into my life at just the right time. I am so lucky to have found her – I cannot recommend her enough!
When the challenge ended, I had no urge to go back to my old ways, and have continued with my eating plan. When I started, it wasn’t just another diet. I needed to do this for me. It had to be a sustainable lifestyle change, not just a quick fix.
I can honestly say that I haven’t felt this good in years. I am happier, not as tired as I used to be, have much more energy and feel more productive in my day. I really look forward to my daily bounce! I have seen so many people talk about how good rebounding makes them feel, and I am overjoyed to finally say that I have also found my ‘bounti glow’.
I’m also proud to say that I have passed my bounti instructors course, and cannot wait to start sharing rebounding where I live.
I have lost about 3 dress sizes – my total weight loss from the challenge is 15.7kgs with a weekly average weight loss of 1.31kgs. I'm nearly 17kgs down in total!
Carly and I set goals when I started, as I am a goal-orientated person. My goal is to lose 20kgs in total and then a further 10kgs. The way things are going, I might be making a start on those last 10kgs very soon! After struggling for so long, I still cannot believe I have lost so much weight!
Not only do I feel so much better, but my health and my confidence have also improved. I was so excited to order from The Body Kind Athleisure Range and have it fit me – perfectly. My family is so proud of me for taking control of my life, and trying to get myself to a healthy state again. Most importantly, I am so proud of myself for what I have achieved over these 12 weeks.
Thank you to Lisa for this challenge and for helping me get my start. It's been a wonderful journey for me, and one that I intend to continue. What started as a 12-week challenge has ended up totally changing my life.”
- Angela Maud
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