A New Paradigm of Healthy Living
Growing up in a family burdened by a history of health struggles, Blake came to accept that being unhealthy was an inevitable part of life. Despite a persistent desire to shed weight, the path to achieving this goal remained wrapped in uncertainty. Multiple attempts to lose weight resulted in a disheartening cycle of trial and error, epitomizing the standard yo-yo dieter. One evening, after a grueling day at work, Blake returned home drained of energy, leaving no room for other pursuits.
“I laid on the bed looking at my wife's tearful gaze as she witnessed me yearning for more—a man seeking purpose but hindered by a lack of motivation. I knew at that moment, I had to do something.” This somber moment acted as a catalyst, propelling Blake to seek change. The realization that action was imperative led him to seek guidance from an independent OPTAVIA Coach who would prove to be his guiding light. Under the tutelage of his Coach, Blake embarked on OPTAVIA’s transformative program that became a lifeline.
“While on Plan, I discovered a vibrant sense of Community and an unexpected level of accountability.” Empowered by his Coach's influence, Blake embraced the role of coaching in his own life, undergoing a profound metamorphosis. Emerging from the cocoon of introversion, Blake bloomed into the extrovert he had long aspired to be.
With the unwavering support of his wife, Blake's determination only grew stronger. The notion of reverting back to his former self became unfathomable, especially considering the impending arrival of a new baby. The mission to reshape the trajectory of their family's health took on increased significance.
Through coaching, Blake extends a helping hand to others, playing a pivotal role in guiding 23 team members through the transformative process of shedding over 400 collective pounds* within a remarkably short span. The tales of their victories, resilience and challenges struck a chord with Blake, reinforcing the belief that there is power in the OPTAVIA Community. The zest for life radiated by his OPTAVIA companions ignited a similar flame within, prompting Blake to host "Health and Hope" gatherings to further unite the Community that had once rescued him.
By sharing nutritious OPTAVIA Lean & Green recipes and introducing a new paradigm of healthy living, Blake plays a crucial role in fostering a holistic lifestyle for those who choose to embark on this journey of well-being. This transformation not only impacts Blake's life but also enhances his capacity to serve others—an experience that is echoed in the lives of his Clients. The decision to embrace the OPTAVIA program altered the trajectory of Blake's life irrevocably. “Reflecting on the journey forever links me to the pivotal moment when I said "yes" to Lifelong Transformation, One Healthy Habit at a Time.”