“I was invited by Liza Lomax to join and participate in a challenge on Facebook entitled “Treat Your Body Kindly Challenge”. I must be 100% honest and state that it truly affected my life in a very profound way. We, as women are so incredibly hard on ourselves. The little messages that we play over and over in our minds about how we don’t like this or that about our bodies and ourselves are so detrimental to our well being, our self worth and self esteem. The challenge came about at a time where I was at my lowest physically, mentally and spiritually. I have several chronic medical conditions that have really taken their toll on my body AND my mental health. I went from being EXTREMELY healthy to living with constant unrelenting pain daily. I used to work out every single day and felt great 90% of the time. But due to the physical limitations of my disease I was unable to do many of the exercises that I used to do.

Consequently I ended up gaining a significant anpunt of weight due to inactivity which led to exacerbation of my anxiety and depression. I knew I was “slipping” into a deep depression due to the lack of movement and quite frankly was mentally beating myself up daily for being what my mind considered weakness. This challenge changed that! I found a courage that I had lost over the last couple years to push myself physically and psychologically.

Liza ENCOURAGED self love, self care and to truly learn to love my body again. Through the various tasks and challenges over the duration of the “Treat Your Body Kindly Challenge” Iearned to give myself permission to heal on all levels. I shared some very personal things in the group that I never thought I had the capability to do. But, with the support of Liza and the members of the challenge I was able to achieve a lot more than what I thought I could do!

I started exercising again, at my own pace, gave PERMISSION to myself to feel my feelings and face my fears head on, I started listening to, reading and watching my several self help materials I have, I changed my eating habits to a much healthier diet, got my hair cut and colored (which I had put off for a very long time) and took the necessary steps to continue on this path of healing. I cannot thank you enough Liza for the love and support you have given me and the other participants of the challenge. I am profoundly grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of this amazing transformation. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!”