A Weight Coach Is Ready To Inspire Others After Losing 42kg
Smeaton, 31, is a mother of three who lives in Bulls. She has lost 42kg on her weight from 118kg since February this year.
She proudly shared her story on how her previous weight had obstructed her life and how she started doing something to change everything.
"It looked like someone else. It was hard to believe it was me," Smeaton said while describing a photograph taken on a family holiday last Christmas.
With the purpose of vengeance, Smeaton took the decision of losing weight.
"I went on the internet, really liked the Weight Watchers programme Your Way and signed up then and there."
At present, Smeaton reached 76kg, still alive and kicking.
"I can't believe I used to hide from the kids and eat a big block of chocolate every day, believing it was great stress relief. Amazing what you tell yourself."
"Its always like this. We're a bit of a madhouse. It doesn't get quiet until 7pm, the kids' bedtime."
Smeaton is very excited after being selected as the new coach for Whanganui.
"I'm actually the second coach, because the Wednesday night class has 50 people, which is capacity, so I'm starting the new Saturday morning class."
Aside from a deeper learning with regard to food choices, Smeaton said that she loved the programme as she was getting into a regime.
"I would have never have thought in my life that I would ever start running. I didn't know I could run."
"Food", "Fit" and "Feel" are the three goals in the programme.
The three goals in the programme are based on "food, fit and feel".
"You get the first two under way and the third one comes naturally. I feel great. So it was running 60 seconds to the first lamp post, walking to the next lamp post doing that for 25 minutes. Then doing 90-second laps and now I'm actually running 10km all the way."
Smeaton also furthered that once you get accustomed to that regular run, it comes easily.
"If you miss, it's like something has gone from your life. You don't feel quite as good."
Since time immemorial, Smeaton has been fascinated by experimenting with food. In fact, she posts on her Facebook page all of her low-calorie recipes like cheat's lasagne, low-cal cheesecake and a cordon bleu chicken that is made with light cheese slices.
"You actually fall in love with food again. I have."
"I'm looking forward to meeting new people who have the same goal I had when I started. It's exciting, a challenge and a new style of life."