This month’s Profile of the Month is our gorgeous Emma De Simone! Emma has been training with TF since it commenced in 2010, only taking a break when she had her son. She is an incredibly hard working woman who puts in 110% each and every training session. She never backs down from a challenge and has been known to deliberately drop F-bombs so the team can do extra burpees (we have a rule that anyone who drops an F-bomb, scores the entire training team 5 burpees; it’s a respect thing). Her wicked sense of humor keeps all of us on our toes and her incredible heart warms our soul.
When Emma puts her mind to something, there is simply no backing down. For a while after having her son, she lost her way, losing herself in her new role as a mother. Always catering to everyone else’s needs, like most new mothers, she completely neglected her own, and start going backwards in her own health and fitness. She eventually found her way again with the incredible support of her amazing hubby and the TF team, once again kicking butt and making some serious changes to her lifestyle. She realised the value of looking after herself; the more she looked after herself, the more she had to offer her husband and son. It was a win/win situation.
Emma is looking absolutely incredible! She has lost a total of 10kg in the last 6 months, with 6kg being in the last 9 weeks alone! That’s an average of just over ½kg per week which is perfect for long lasting results, not crash dieting that brings shot term results! To say I am proud of this dynamite is an understatement. I have known Emma a long now, and adore her more and more with each and every year. Emma, you an amazing woman, mother and wife and a beautiful friend. Don’t stop chasing your dreams and being the dynamite that you are!
Here is Emma’s story, in her words:
“I began training with Terrific Fitness to lose weight for my wedding, 8 years later and a baby I am still here! I absolutely love this place, it is the only gym/studio I feel comfortable going too.
I have found it quite difficult to drop the weight after having my son, he is such a fussy eater and busy kid with after school activities and like most parents I forgot to look after myself. So a couple of months ago, I decided enough was enough and I wanted to get my pre baby body that I worked so hard for back! And now I’m finally on the right track again!!!
Our lifestyle is super busy and I work full time, so I aim to attend at least 2 days a week and with my husband on board also, we spent the last few months tweaking our nutrition. We started off eliminating the snacks and sugars and after a couple of weeks we both started seeing significant changes physically and emotionally.
While I am nowhere near where I want to be, I am feeling way more confident in myself and actually get excited for measurements, whereas before I was too embarrassed and ashamed to attend.
Apart from cutting the sugar the other thing that has really empowered me is goal setting…. I always had in the back of my mind one goal and that’s why I was never succeeding, because the one goal was long term and literally took over our mindset, which made me give up on myself because it wasn’t happening… So that’s when I decided to make changes for me and set many individual goals in which I aim to achieve every few weeks.
So if there is any advice I can give to those struggling it is to set many goals, not just one and find your person to support you and achieve the goals with, it makes it fun and exciting to see each other’s progress. I know I wouldn’t be seeing any of these changes if my husband didn’t want to do this with me, he inspires me even more to not go off track.
If you don’t have that someone in your life who wants to make changes with you, there is a whole family of people at TF that want to make changes and will support you. The staff are amazing and don’t judge you and are there for YOU 24/7, not the business!
Thanks for your ongoing support and encouragement Terri, I am looking forward to achieving many more goals with you again!!!” – Emma De Simone, Mernda