Devynne Eldridge's transformation and story after going through EmpowerHer coaching.
What was your biggest concern before you began working with Devon?
I have struggled most of my life with my weight - I always felt I was “too big” no matter what. I’ve tried numerous diets: Weight Watchers, low-carb, IIFYM… you name it, I’ve tried it. When I started working with Devon, I was nervous I wouldn’t change my lifestyle; I was afraid it’d be like every other time. I would drop weight, feel great, then fall right back into unhealthy eating, rarely going to the gym, and just generally treating my body like shit.
What did you struggle with the most before this program and how did Devon help you overcome it?
I didn’t think of me, or my body, as something I should be kind to. Devon's self-love component was honestly life-changing. Before this program, I would look in the mirror and pick out all of my "flaws." I would just stare for 10 minutes pointing out things I wanted to change or that I thought was unattractive. Now, I look in the mirror and I see something I love. That was my favorite part about working with Devon. She shows people how important it is to love themselves, take care of their bodies, and live a healthy lifestyle for themselves - and no one else. Her social media posts are always so motivating, she's non-judgmental, and so approachable. It’s hard to find people like that in general, let alone a trainer.
What was your favorite part about working with Devon?
My favorite thing I have learned throughout this program is how important it is to take care of myself. Once I started to love my body, I wanted to take care of it. I don’t look at any of this as dieting; I eat better because I want my body to be fueled properly – but I still eat what I want. I work out because I love feeling strong, I love being active, and I love the way I feel after. These are all things Devon taught me; being involved in this program was one of the best decisions I made for my health, and I can’t thank you enough.