In December 2012, I got into a really bad car accident that, even after surgery and physical therapy, left me with chronic pain PLUS I gained a lot of weight due to my lack of mobility and emotional eating. I knew the weight was amplifying my pain and I've always been an active, fit person but I just couldn't find the motivation to get back into shape on my own, so I started working with Diantha in 2015. I was a big believer in "go big or go home," so my initial goal to get back into shape was to start going to the gym 1 hour a day, 5 days per week. Diantha was sweet and gently suggested that such a massive change all at once might be difficult to maintain but I was insistent. When I was younger, I had no problem setting and achieving big goals like this but my body had changed a lot since then and I hadn't worked out since my accident. Needless to say, when I met with Diantha the following week, I had only gone to the gym once for about 20 minutes and it was horrible. I felt completely defeated and was losing hope that I could change but Diantha didn't miss a beat. She was very comforting and told me that I could absolutely still reach my goal but I needed to start where I was at and develop a clear plan. It was difficult for me to accept that I was so out of shape but once I did, the path to my goal became so much clearer. So I modified my goal and decided that working out 5 days a week would be my long-term goal, and my first step to reaching that goal was to start walking at the same time every day for 5 minutes. I know this seems like such an easy goal but the first week I successfully completed it, I felt like I had achieved something and that felt great. Each week after, Diantha would help me build on that habit. Fast forward a year and a half and not only am I working out 5 days a week, I have lost 110lbs, experience minimal pain on a regular basis, and I am currently training for my first marathon. Diantha has been an incredible influence on my life and I can't recommend her highly enough.