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Journey To Success - Laura

"Before I found this program, I felt trapped in my running shoes and chained to my treadmill."

As an exercise enthusiast and fitness professional, Laura Gaffney prided herself on keeping fit and being a role model in her community.

"I have to confess, however, this has never been as easy as I made it appear. I have done countless diets (some not so healthy) and food prep plans (time consuming and boring)."

In the summer of 2016, while training for her 7th marathon, Laura got off-course with her nutrition. Even while running about 50 miles per week, she managed to gain 30 pounds.

"The weight seemed to appear all at once and I was suddenly a prisoner in my overweight body. I felt so discouraged and frustrated. I was working so hard with running everyday - what more was there to do?"

When Laura found OPTAVIA, it brought her hope and eventually gave her a life back. "Along with the help of my Coach, Community and Habits of Health, I was able to transform myself in just a few months into a person I had never seen before! No amount of yoga, weight lifting, or cardio exercise had ever given me this type of athletic figure or leanness!"

With her BMI back in the healthy, normal range, Laura feels confident and believes she is a good role model for her Community and family. This new found confidence and determination equipped Laura with the tools necessary for her to become a Coach.

"It's wonderful to be able to concentrate on what matters most in my life. I have more time for relaxing and spending time with my family, now that I understand how simple, good nutrition will get my body to work for me instead of against me." Laura finally enjoys exercising for the mere fun of it instead of as a punishment to unhealthy habits.

Not only has Laura shed the weight off of her body and lost 40 pounds*, she has also removed the thought from her mind. She feels healthier and happier due to the healthy habits she has adopted and practices. A mother of three, Laura is now a role model to her children.

Laura looks forward to her journey ahead and spreading the mission of getting America healthy! "Now that I am an OPTAVIA Coach, I get to enjoy helping others and see them transform themselves. I feel I have finally found my life's true purpose! My heart sings when I see the joy on other's faces as they reach their goals!"

Gail's Journey

Phenomenal

Gails_Journey | Pam Bredenkamp | Health Coach

“One of my proudest milestones was when I could wear my wedding ring again after not wearing it for more than 15 years.”

Gail Bartlett’s transformation story has brought wonderful changes into her life. “I began my transformation journey in September of 2014 by building my healthy mind and enjoying the support of the coaching system.”

“My Coach kept on me. Several months later, I finally became a Client following a three-way story call and was able to experience the full offerings of the OPTAVIA program in developing my healthy body.”

Gail says the changes in her body were nothing short of phenomenal. “I went from a non-sick state to a vibrant and healthy lifestyle. In the past, I was a couch potato—now I get to enjoy exercising five days a week at the pool.” Gail is ecstatic to have lost 130 pounds.* “Even more exciting is that I’ve now maintained my healthy weight.”

In addition to being able to wear her wedding ring again, Gail is particularly proud of another memory. “I’m the mother of two daughters, 16 and 19 years old. They’re now proud to be seen with me and express statements such as, ‘I’m so excited that I can now hug you and put my arms all the way around you.’”

“I can truly say that OPTAVIA was not a diet, but has indeed become my lifestyle—a lifestyle of Optimal Health.™”