Tears well up in my eyes just in calling to memory the progress I have made since choosing to go through the Empowered Woman program…LIFE CHANGING!!!!
I am a 37 year old wife and mother of two (ages 7 & 4). I work 40+ hours a week as a project manager for an engineering company, pay the family bills, make most of the meals, get the kids off to school/daycare, do most of the household chores, etc. etc.
In a nutshell, from a very young age in an effort to be the perfect little Christian girl, I put everyone first, held them on a pedestal and denied myself of any feelings (besides guilt, I felt guilty about everything). The need to overdo everything and be everything to everyone came from wanting to gain acceptance of others and God and if I was lucky or perfect enough, maybe even their love. This led to a very unhealthy relationship with food. I reached for food to numb me, which was comforting but only for a while. As one could imagine, the scale shot up and then began the self hatred and subsequent rounds of people pleasing…why would anyone like me for me; the fat worthless slob that I was?
In 2006 I had gastric bypass surgery and lost 110 pounds. Sure, this fixed my weight but did not address the mental or spiritual aspects behind my weight struggles. I desperately tried to fill the emptiness that I still had by doing more and more “stuff” because that was all I knew to do, but it landed me in & out of the hospital with secondary anxiety and reactive hypoglycemia because of my poor food choices.
I seriously thought I was going to die.
I was maxed out and my body was finally manifesting physical signs in a desperate attempt to get me to slow down. I began taking steps to a more balanced diet to correct the hypoglycemic portion of the problem and then early in 2013 I attended a couple of seminars held by Jessica. She talked about her Empowered Woman program and the body, mind, and soul connection. I knew in the core of my being that I needed to be a part of her next group.
So, here I am, 14 weeks into the program; I have lost 12 pounds, I have not had any anxiety attacks, I feel as though I can breathe but most importantly I have finally learned to not only be ok with myself, but to actually love ME!!! Exactly how I am in this time. My relationships are being restored, and most importantly my relationship with my Heavenly Father. As I look back over my life I see His hand of mercy. Given the magnitude of my unhealthiness I could have landed just about anywhere but He led my choices and prepared me for this time; for complete healing. For the first time in years I am not searching for something to fill that deep void; I feel connected and at peace because I am acknowledging my feelings and needs. I am taking responsibility for where I am, not just taking the back seat and wondering how the heck I got here and blaming others on the way. I am putting into place healthy boundaries and trusting God.
Sure this could have happened regardless my choice to go through Jessica’s program but I truly believe that her program expedited the process and got me to think about things that could have otherwise taken years to arrive at. Each week she releases a section for the body, mind, and soul; the materials were easy to read and worked into my busy life. You will get out of it what you put into it, trust me!! What I love…Jessica is genuinely accessible and makes sure you get it, on a weekly basis with her group calls and personal check-ins! She will laugh, cry, pray and work hard with you. I have never felt judged for what I didn’t know. Her materials provide a solid foundation for taking the necessary steps towards a healthier you, in every aspect of your life…if you choose to do so.
For me, this choice changed my “victim mentality” into “victor mentality” and my life will never be the same.
This amazing woman is such an inspiration to so many. Watching her flourish in every area of her life has been such an honor and a privilege of mine. If you find yourself frustrated and hopeless and are looking for a way out, I want to speak with you.
If you’ve been waiting for the answer to your health problems, visiting specialist after specialist to be left more confused and an empty wallet, and are looking for LASTING results that bring the FUN & VITALITY back to life, I really believe THIS is what you’ve been looking for. I’d love to talk with you!
Email me ASAP at Jessica@JessicaAubreyRN.com
Can’t wait to talk to you!!