Success Story: Flourishing Through Furlough
Being able to be a part of the amazing journeys of so many of our clients is one of the most fulfilling parts of what we do. We are excited to share some of these success stories with you and hope they will inspire you as much as they have us.
Karen Crawford of General Hotels Corporation was faced head-on with a pivotal decision last spring when the pandemic hit and she was furloughed from her job of 20 years as Sr. Crowne Meetings Director. How did Karen respond? She embraced the opportunity to meet with her health coach and emerged even stronger than ever! Since the Spring of 2019 Karen is 25 pounds lighter and all her biometrics have improved. In addition, her confidence has sky-rocketed and she has soared in her personal and professional journey!
“Thank you for your guidance, support and encouragement on this journey of creating a lifestyle change and the uncertainty of life during the pandemic,” Karen said. “I couldn’t have done it without Penny.”
So how did she do it? Karen had to engage in some serious self-reflection at first; it was as though part of her identity was stripped away when the job and the people she had surrounded herself with for the past two decades disappeared. Challenges were posed that she had never anticipated. Yet, she made up her mind to be as optimistic as possible, to start moving her body more by walking and dancing and to be mindful of her nutrition. She regularly updated her food journal and discovered she had perhaps been turning to food for comfort. She reversed that emotional eating and instead viewed food as fuel and sustenance, and also began honing in on the quality of the carbohydrates she consumed.
“I’m a firm believer that our life experiences, good and bad, are to be shared in hopes to help others,” Karen remarked about her progress, especially proud she is currently at a weight she has not seen in more than 20 years!
CONGRATULATIONS, Karen! Keep up the amazing work!
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