Change the Course
“I was overweight as a child and for the majority of my adult life. My motivation to lose weight stemmed from my worsening physical and mental health. At nearly 320 pounds, I despised the way I looked and my body was starting rebel.”
Esther shied away from social activities and felt closed off to certain opportunities and experiences due to her weight.
“I was very aware of my size and felt like people were judging me. I was so low and felt embarrassed a lot of the time. I avoided activities that required too much exertion or activities where my size was just prohibitive.”
Esther realized that her children had a mom who was less active, involved, and energized. She also felt discordant as a wife. When she turned 40, she was determined to make fundamental changes and set a healthier example for her household.
“My life changed when I met my OPTAVIA Coach who guided and encouraged me. Over the course of nine months, I lost 137 pounds*. My Coach believed in me before I even believed in myself.”
Esther was grateful to find a Program with structure and community support. Since being on the Program, her life has transformed physically and emotionally.
“Thanks to losing the weight, I have become an active mom who's able to keep up with her kids, which fills my heart with joy. My husband also embraced the Program and our shared purposefulness has grown.”
Esther now sees the person on the outside that she has always felt on the inside. She is happier, more vibrant, and more engaged in all aspects of her life.
“Losing my weight has given me self-confidence. I am worthy. I believe in myself. My body was a barrier, but it's not anymore.”
Since losing weight, Esther has discovered that she really loves exercise. Now an OPTAVIA Coach and a certified personal trainer, she hopes to inspire others to pursue their health goals.
“I am still in awe that this is my life. It's a new and wild concept for me, but if you believe in yourself and work towards your goals you CAN change the course of your life and fulfill your dreams!”