I thought losing weight would be simple: eat right, exercise and the rest would happen right? What I didn't realize is how my mindset was impacting my ability to lose weight. I was going through the motions but with a mindset that was already defeated and settling for giving up easily. I'd lose a two pounds and gain five, then my mind would flip to "okay it's hopeless." After going through my Next Level journey I realized I was using my negative self-talk was a form of sabotage.
Next Level supported me in seeing that for myself and with the support of the community I was able to shift "I can't" to "I am." On my journey I have released 80 lbs. of body fat, moved out of being pre-diabetic, and participated in several 5ks and the Cap City Half Marathon. I changed my relationship to running and enjoy the ability to go out and run around our beautiful city. I have also explored the many opportunities to stay active through weight lifting, rock climbing, swimming, and finding the fun and joy in physical activity. I am proud to say I am in the best shape of my life at 36 years old!
- Patrick Anderson
Customer Service, Fiserv Financial