Lisa Hunter, a dedicated mother of three, has spent years putting others first. After losing her mother to cancer some years ago, Lisa chose to focus all her energy on her husband and children, often forgetting to take care of herself.
It wasn’t long before Lisa no longer recognised the woman staring back at her in the mirror.
Although realising her unhealthy lifestyle, Lisa admits to not having the energy or motivation to take action. “My energy was sometimes non-existent and my ability to do simple tasks was becoming increasingly difficult,” shares Lisa. “After losing my mother, I felt lost and gave up on myself to take care of my children. I thought I was doing the right thing but I didn’t even consider the health repercussions or the example I was setting for my children.”
Lacking confidence, Lisa made the decision to return to the workforce after years as a stay at home mother. “Earning a new job boosted my confidence,” says Lisa. “It was then that the state of my health began to play on my mind. I’d be severely out of breath simply walking up the stairs to my office every day, exhausted before my day even started."