Dearest Alumni, Future Guests and Hilton Head Health Followers,
I have decided to write each and every one of you a personal letter—via H3’s blog. Not too long ago, I received a photo from a very successful alumnus. The photo contained bags of clothing she can no longer fit into because they are too baggy. She called it a “moment.” To this day, she continues to share her moments with me; they are heartfelt and motivating. Another “moment” was the day she sat in an airplane and was able to fasten her seat belt for the first time in over ten years. I have a picture of that as well. Can you imagine the overwhelming joy? About 5 months after this experience I received another snap shot of her at a New Year’s Eve party…looking confident and beautiful in a stunning black dress. Her journey is so inspiring and I hope all of you get to hear it someday.
This year, I want to encourage you to savor and appreciate your moments. Some of you may be seeking these victories and feel like you are at ground zero. Some of you may be down 10 lbs. since the start of 2015. Some of you have just returned home from our facility and are experiencing the H3 High. Soon enough it is going to be mid-March and the New Year’s rush of getting to the gym may have slid and the motivation to continue meal preparation can become a battle. I want you all to keep after it like the alumnus I shared above. No excuses and always learning. She always believed in herself and never let a meal of cheese, wine and bread get in the way of her progress. She has developed a wonderful relationship with food and she doesn’t let 12 hour workdays get in the way of her fitness. Get this: she continues to make new goals and set out for something “bigger.”
Take pictures, write in a journal, cook your own food with healthy ingredients, find fitness routines you enjoy, purchase new clothes, buy new shoes, share your success, tell yourself you have what it takes, believe in yourself.
My absolutely best,