I am thrilled to be back after a short hiatus (aka European Vacation) to continue showcasing the hard work and dedication that my #4 Weeks To Fab ladies posses. Today is no exception. Annette comes from our Spring session and is a true fighter! Her story starts way before I met her. I was lucky enough to work with her and help polish off a few of her goals. I am so glad Annette didn’t give into her fears and followed through with the shoot- she was a NATURAL! Being able to capture your hard work, no matter what stage you are in life is an amazing opportunity. I am very proud of you Annette and you were a true pleasure to work with. Thank you for sharing your struggles and for inspiring many others!
“I was on the heaver side when I married almost 26 years ago, and after children I decided I didn’t want to be a “fat mom”. Over the years I lost 40 pounds, and life was great – until I became an empty nester. It was a pretty dark time; I didn’t know who I was as my identity was taken and so was my “job” being a full time homemaker. What was I going to do? After 5 months I packed on the weight feeling sorry for myself.
I enlisted with a personal trainer and it was the best thing I have ever done for myself. With her meal plan and work outs, I lost 25lbs and 6 ¼” off my hips alone – I had found a new passion! It was my trainer’s idea for me to do the photo shoot offered as part of the 4 weeks to Fab program, in her words “to celebrate your fitness journey”. I gave it some thought and it was a chance to lose more inches and to look at myself in photos to see what others saw as I still struggle with body image especially my lower half.
With Rita’s meal plan and home workouts, I lost 8 lbs and another 2” off my hips. For me that was the easiest part – it was the photo shoot I dreaded; in fact I almost turned around half way to London the morning of the shoot. I am the person who hides from the camera, I am not a model, what was I thinking? I am so happy I didn’t give into my fears. From the first time I entered the studio Paula was welcoming and made me feel comfortable even throughout the shoot; she’s a very unique and talented woman and could read me like a book even though I was a complete stranger. Florencia’s makeup and hair made me feel and look like a Goddess and of course Dina’s spray tan completed the package.
Rita you are wonderful to work with on and off the set. Your easy- going and fun personality made me feel at ease and allowed me to open up and experience a chance of a life time. My pictures were amazing and I thank you for this program and your amazing team. ”