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The Experience: @poppy.flynn’s 8 week story.

poppy.flynn8weeks

26th July, 2016

Tell us a little about yourself…
I’m currently working as a make up artist and studying childcare, but I have plans to take my career and my life to the next level and go to uni next year to study Psychology. I’m also married with two young girls, aged 3 and 5 so life is pretty hectic for me!

What was life like before you made your lifestyle change?
Life was completely different before I decided to change things. I felt weak and really low on self confidence/self esteem. Everything just seemed hard. Physically and mentally. I knew something needed to change. Life couldn’t continue to go on that way.

What inspired you to make the change, what was the motivating factor for you?
I realised I couldn’t give my girls the energy I wanted to give them. I had trouble getting on the floor for play time – then getting up again. The CE was a way back for me. Beginning this gave me a sense of direction and a vision of the person I wanted to be.

How are you finding your experience?
The CE has given me a real sense of direction. My confidence has improved so much. I’m strong physically and mentally. Using The CE’s body guide and handbook is extremely easy to use. I’m busy – I have 2 daughters, I study and work but still find time to follow the guide. The results have been super rewarding!

What has been the biggest hurdle and how did you overcome it?
My biggest hurdle has been myself. When I overcome my biggest fears or accomplish something I never thought possible – my reaction is to self-destruct. I overcame this by referring back to the body guide and handbook and staying as focused as possible. After repeating this again and again I’m eventually changing my mindset.

How do you feel now compared to when you started?
I wouldn’t even know myself now. Even just after 8 weeks! The feeling is already amazing. I’m fitter. I’m healthier and I’m stronger! My children get the best of me which is the most rewarding part of the whole process. There is definitely no turning back.

What advice would you give to other women wanting to make a change to their lifestyle?
My advice would be to never say never. Believe in yourself and what you can achieve. This may sound easier said than done. But once you take those small steps to change your life for the better – the sooner you’ll realize how possible it is. It just takes a little bit of strength to gain so much happiness for the future you! Once you realize it’s possible – you’ll never look back. Just get started and you’re already halfway there.

Thank you Poppy for taking the time to share your experience with us – it is sure to inspire others to better their lifestyle and their health. Follow @poppy.flynn on Instagram to support her on her journey. One experience at a time we will make a difference. #WeAreTheCE.