If you’re reading this, you are probably sitting on the fence trying to decide if you should commit to yet another Weightloss Programme with another personal trainer who has another plan, diet or session planned for you since the previous 15 didn’t work so well. Prior to meeting Lana I would be seen smiling for the camera but crying inside. I was diagnosed with asthma at 7-years old. Doctors routinely put me on prednisone (steroids) to keep my asthma under control but a lovely side effect is massive weight gain. I jumped from a healthy 30kgs to a super-obese 149kgs with more medical problems than a hypochondriac. I was the jolly fat friend that made others feel good. I had paid for gym memberships and personal trainers but after the novelty wore off (usually once they told me I had to do something out of my comfort zone) I lost the motivation to continue.
Lana breezes into my life just as I was told that I qualify for the free gastric sleeve surgery provided I met their conditions. Firstly, I had 7-weeks to lose 10kgs. Lana sat down with me and we talked – just talked, trying to understand my goals in life and my motivations for wanting this surgery (what would it mean for me, real talk no bs stuff). I was waiting for the “stop eating this, start walking 5kms, let’s weigh you now” but nothing like that. Lana made me feel powerful and always had positive things to say or text – it was like she knew I was feeling down and ready to send an excuse about flagging the workout and (spookily) she would send me a motivational text reminding me about the goals we had put in place.
I had the surgery, and 5-months on I’m still a loyal Lana follower and still losing weight (currently at 105 kgs). I no longer feel guilty if I have a piece of chocolate and I enjoy the one-on-one time that Lana and I have, where I can be myself and feel fantastic.
So, if after my story, you feel that you can relate just a little bit, get off the fence, talk to Lana and expect a long-term transformation.