Let’s hear about Hayley: a busy single mum who empowered her health
Being a busy single mum, marketing account manager and copywriter, Hayley certainly has a lot on her plate. And, just like so many of us, she is also mindful of keeping her mind, body and nutrition in check – an added pressure that can be difficult to juggle. With an emotional relationship with food and limited free time to try or sustain new types of exercise, Hayley was plateauing. So, to try and push through Hayley wanted to try something different, “learning new habits and getting advice in terms of other healthy changes I could make to improve my lifestyle.”
Hayley already had a firm grip on what is needed for weight loss – following Weight Watchers, keeping active with walking and hiking. What’s more, she’d also tapped into the benefits of sleep and water consumption, discovering the vital role they play.
However, she still felt there were areas she could improve upon and would really benefit from expert guidance in all three areas. Tying together the psychological with her emotional connection to food and motivation levels when it came to exercise. Looking at these two key issues for her from a mental perspective was something she’d never considered or tried before, “I knew I had to work on my motivation, trying to make better food choices and not being cross with myself when I didn’t”.
Hayley worked her way through all her sessions, spending time with experts in mind, body and nutrition. “All of the professionals were approachable and were easy to talk to. They all followed up with the relevant information and asked for updates from our original conversation too. Also, they were aware of my sessions with each other which helped in terms of me working out how to fit the different pieces of advice together.”
Her work with the practitioners confirmed the fact that her diet and fitness levels were generally good, but she still gained some great guidance. “It became clear as I was moving through the process that my diet and fitness levels were essentially good, but I still picked up some useful hints and tips on other things I could try in terms of exercise and readdressing my relationship with food.”
With her experts on hand, Hayley knew she could trust the guidance she’d received, “The professionals were friendly and knowledgeable. I felt buoyed by the information and advice I had been given and I was looking forward to putting things in to practice and to start to make positive steps towards a better version of myself.” For her, being able to have the conversations whenever and wherever she wanted really made a difference “It was really good to be able to fit this in around my life and to be able to access the teams from home was really convenient. I really appreciated the fact I could do this from home, some of the conversations we had were very private, so it was nice to have them from a place I felt safe.” Hayley continues her path to a healthier lifestyle, continuing to work on the areas highlighted in her sessions.