I started the Affiliate two months ago feeling quite low if I’m honest. For the last few months of 2020 I could feel my weight slowly increase and I felt crap but was doing nothing about it. I’ve never been great in sticking with the gym anyway so there’s no point in me saying those being closed was my problem! I’ve tried so many different things over the years, some lasted longer than others, but I always knew in the back of my mind that I wouldn’t keep it up. I put too much pressure on myself to do things perfectly so I always made it too difficult and unsustainable, both with exercise and nutrition, which just set me up to fail. I’m listening to my body and take a rest day if I really feel that I need it, without feeling guilty. Before, if I missed a day of exercise, I would think I had ruined the week and just gave up. I have so much more compassion for myself now and if I miss a day I just get up and keep going the next day. In terms of my weight, I have dropped 5kg since I began and my confidence has risen drastically. I am learning to love and understand my body better which is a first in my life. I don’t deprive myself of anything but I have everything in moderation. It was my 30th birthday last week and I had cake, wine and delicious food without counting calories but also being mindful and not going overboard. My numbers went up slightly on the scales this morning but I wasn’t hard on myself about this and know I have the knowledge and skills to get it down again this week so I really don’t mind. I could genuinely go on all day about how grateful I am that I found the Affiliate, I feel like a different person since I started this and my whole mindset and approach to exercise and nutrition has changed for the better. I woke up this morning feeling excited about the March programme and can’t wait to get started with it today. Thank you so much to yourself and Kate, this is the strongest, healthiest and happiest I have felt in a long time.