Odette before pic

Being 38 and suffering from high blood pressure, migraines, IBS and diverticulitis, celiac, acid reflux, depression and anxiety, sleep apnea, and stomach bloat. I decided it was time to do something. The sign outside at Summit was what made it appealing to me. My thought was… “Wow they are guaranteeing me 20 pounds in 8 weeks or my money back.”

Having joined in June 2013 it was very hard to stick to the program due to the summer and being out on the boat. But with better knowledge and determination I was able to make wiser food choices and shed some weight off. Working full time and not always being able to eat proper meals when required I was able to learn what to eat that was healthy and quick instead of running to grab fast food or a chocolate bar and a bag of chips.

Odette after picI went from a size 14-16 pants to an 8. I am proud to say I lost 24lbs, 4.4 % body fat. My blood pressure went from 150/100 to 120/78. My IBS is under control. My body is actually having time to absorb the food nutrients. I was on 5 prescriptions and I am no longer taking anything. I don’t remember the last time I slept all night. Since losing weight I sleep all night and wake up feeling refreshed.

My weight lose journey was amazing from the first day I set foot into Summit Health and Fitness Club. From Rick’s warm welcome at the desk to my one on one meeting with Jason to my weight reduction classes with Stephanie and Steve and to my one on one with my trainer Lance. You are not just another number. I am greeted by name every time I walk into the gym. I have learnt lots about what to eat due to my celiac and IBS. I have learnt the difference between processed food and convenient foods and real foods. The cook book they supplied me with has some amazing recipes. The weight reduction class scared me because I hate crowds and have no coordination. I was welcomed by Stephanie and had no issues with keeping up to the class. You do what you can. Having IBS and diverticulitis I wasn’t always able to eat what they suggested so Jason found me alternatives that worked for me.

Now that my 8 week Weight Reduction program is over, my journey to my weight goal continues. I will always have encouragement from the Summit team. I strongly recommend this program to anyone that is serious about wanting to improve their general health and weight loss. Thanks Summit Team!!!!

Odette Kennedy

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