In 2002 Sally wasn’t just over weight, she was morbidly obese, and after a series of events she put the chocolate down and decided her life needed to change.
As a workaholic, lack of confidence wasn’t the issue for Sally, professional success was all that mattered and she was far too busy for health and fitness. After investing so much in her career, when Sally was turned down for a promotion she was devastated – too devastated.
Sally said after the initial shock wore off, she decided to take stock of her life.
“I was working all the hours under the sun which meant I had no social life. My long-term partner and I separated because I was always at work. I didn’t get the promotion I had worked so hard for and I was morbidly obese,” Sally said.
“The final push came when a family friend died from a preventable cancer and someone commented that they could have changed their fate if they had wanted to. I sat there and thought it’s not too late – I can change my life, and so I did.”
Sally’s book is a truly inspiring step-by-step account of how she downsized from 106.5 kg to 53 kg. Her tips and tricks are innovative yet practical and achievable and work the body and mind to achieve a balanced, fitter, healthier end result.
Throwing out all the traditional ‘weight-loss rules’, 50 Steps to Lose 50 kg ...And Keep It Off! provides a self-paced approached to weight-loss and navigates the reader through every step of the process. There are no faddy meal plans, no 24/7 exercise routines and no magic shakes – all you need is yourself, the book and the mindset for success.
Sally knows what it feels like to get to the point where you can’t ignore your weight any more. Like you, she knew how to lose weight, eat better and exercise more – the difficult part was actually doing it and sticking to it. 50 Steps to Lose 50 kg ...And Keep It Off! reveals how Sally initially lost 45 kg, maintained that weight loss for over five years, and then went on to lose even more!
“My book outlines exactly the steps I took and changes I made – to my food, exercise and mind – in order to transform myself from the food-loving, exercising-loathing workaholic I was then to the food-loving, exercise-loving, work-balanced person I am now,” Sally said.
“I didn’t do anything (too) gimmicky. I didn’t set goals, I didn’t make myself accountable to anyone by announcing my intentions or getting myself an exercise buddy. I devised my own interpretation of portion sizes and I DID reward myself with food along the way. I broke all the rules (including the one about how quickly you can lose weight and keep it off), but I did it. And you can too.”
50 Steps to Lose 50 kg ...And Keep It Off! is available in all major book shops from 1 September 2010, call in and reserve your copy now or buy online at www.sallysymonds.com.au
About the author:
(MA, BA (Hons), LSDA, ASDA, NLP P, Cert III & Cert IV)
Sally Symonds has many strings to her bow – author, healthy life mentor, motivator, speaker, corporate consultant, company director and more.
As one of Australia’s leading health, fitness and weight loss experts, she arms people with whatever it takes to inspire, educate and motivate them to embark on their own healthy life journey. She is one of the few healthy life educators with firsthand personal experience in weight loss, as well as formal qualifications.
To put Sally’s weight loss in perspective, only one of Australia’s “Biggest Losers” – Bob Herdsman (2009) – has a bigger weight loss percentage…all done while balancing a busy life and very hectic career.
Previously working in the field of oral communication, in 2002 Sally was awarded the Rhoda Felgate Memorial Scholarship enabling her to study accents and dialects with the legendary Bill Pepper, Head of Voice at NIDA in Sydney. Sally is a highly regarded corporate consultant and motivator. Her clients range from national and international companies to media identities, actors and other creative artists.
In July 2010 Sally launched her own online healthy life club at www.sallysymonds.com.au
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Sally Symonds Healthy Life Mentor focuses on helping people lose weight and gain and work/life balance in time-efficient ways. It offers an online healthy life club, individual consultations and workplace transformations.