Doorways to Improvement
In 2008, I was 23 years in practice as a chiropractor and 250 pounds. My patient, who lost 35 pounds*, gently nudged me for nine months that he had a Program that could help me lose weight. When I noticed he had maintained his healthy weight, I decided to become his Client.
John lost 60 pounds* over the summer and eventually 73 pounds* total. He became an OPTAVIA Coach, and was running 5Ks for the first time in his life. But as much as his weight loss changed his life, it wasn’t his transformation.
“A few years later, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I struggled with the idea of being sick and I gained weight. I felt awful.”
John decided to not use his sickness as an excuse and continued to coach through his treatment.
“Being a part of OPTAVIA kept me focused on what was possible rather than what I was dealing with. It always kept me positive and focused on my recovery.”
John decided to organize his life around what mattered most to him.
“That was my transformation. Now I am taking responsibility for myself. When I am faced with challenges, I see them as the doorways to improvement.”
John is now comfortable speaking in public, singing in front of friends, championing unpopular causes, and being more open in his relationships.
“It's given me the ability to accept responsibility, to make the hard choices and do the hard actions. I'm still transforming but I wouldn't be who I am today if it weren't for the tireless mentorship and guidance of my Coach and mentor. They inspire me to do the same for others.”