I was sick of feeling low, overweight and depressed about my appearance and knew this needed to change but didn’t know how. I had a week off work coming up in 2 days’ time with nowhere to go and nothing planned.
I found The Body Retreat on the internet. I loved the website and the retreats sounded interesting so I made an enquiry. Julie contacted me and we spoke about me, how I was feeling. The Body Retreat were in Andalucia, Spain that week and Julie invited me to join the group out there.
After speaking with my husband and children I decided to go for it. To be honest I was at an all time low and needed to do something. I decided on the Friday that I would fly out to the group on the Monday – it was that spontaneous!
I was nervous, apprehensive and quite tearful when I first arrived feeling that perhaps I’d made the wrong decision. It was a big step, doing something like this on my own but I felt I had to do this for me.
However It was one of the best decisions I’d ever made! Julie and Jules are an amazing team. I was taken care of from the moment I arrived and immediately had a one to one with Jules, The Body Retreat’s behaviour coach and food nutritionist where she explained the programme for the week. The ladies in the group were brilliant – extremely warm and welcoming, truly a fabulous bunch.
I have surpassed myself in the things I have achieved over these past 5 days and cannot wait to share them with my family and fortunately I have the photos as proof! I feel differently about food and my approach to it and am excited at the prospect of adopting the concepts Jules taught me back at home. My fitness level has increased thanks to Julie who is calm, professional, encouraging and so knowledgeable. The one to ones she provides are tailor made for you and only you and this is what makes The Body Retreat so unique in my mind.
In the middle of this Pippa, The Body Retreat’s therapist gave me a massage and reflexology session both of which which were simply amazing.
I could go on and on but want to finish by saying The Body Retreat has re-educated my mind AND re-vitalised my body and I have loved very minute of it. I have eaten good, healthy food prepared by Jules, experienced an array of exercises and activities courtesy of Julie and allowed to work at my own pace and had had some good old fashioned R&R.
I have a long way to go but couldn’t have asked for a better start. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!