Gena made a commitment to herself – she wanted her life back, she wanted to be the mother and wife that she knew she was under the pain. Here’s her amazing story:
“Hi, my name is Gena, and this is a little bit of my story as to how I got my health, happiness, and purpose for living back.
I am blessed to be the mother of 11 beautiful children, nine of them are still on this earth with me, and my twin girls are safe in my dad’s arms waiting until we meet again. I work full-time in the construction industry, with very unpredictable and very long hours. I have always eaten what I consider to be a very healthy, mostly organic diet.
However, after the birth of my sixth child I started gaining weight and could not get rid of it, no matter what I tried – and I tried everything! My hair was falling out by the handfuls, and I also developed severe varicose veins in my legs. They would swell up to twice their size, they would be physically hot to the touch, and feel as though bees were stinging me all day long. It was excruciating.
When my youngest child was just two days old, I had gone into surgery to have my tubes tied. I ended up with a severe spinal cord injury from the epidural which left me with crippling back pain. Now, because of the injury, I was physically unable to do any exercise to help lose the weight. I became so depressed, I hated my body, I hated the person I had become, I hated the constant pain that I was living in… There were days that I didn’t even want to be alive because I was so tired of the pain.
I couldn’t take any time off of work to help my body heal because I was the sole income for my family after my husband’s emergency brain tumor surgery. On the outside, everybody thought I was this happy, confident, upbeat person that had it all together who had fought to conquer unbelievable odds for her family – but on the inside, I was dying.
Finally, one day I had decided that I had had enough. I needed to take back control of my life, I needed to become the mother my kids deserved and the wife my husband needed me to be. I set a personal goal for myself – I wanted to get my health back and lose 30 pounds by my 45th birthday. So, I reached out to the one person who has always been there to help me when my life is falling apart, Autumn Smith.
She was just getting ready to start her first six week program. I was so excited, I couldn’t wait to start the program! I’m not going to lie, the first week was hell on me! It was like the universe did everything in its power to make me fail! The first week my phone didn’t work so I couldn’t watch any of the modules and I couldn’t download any of the meal plans or recipes, so I became even more depressed! I came close to quitting that first week, but I refused to give up! I ended up eating nothing but raw vegetables the first week, but then my wonderful husband got my phone fixed and my sister-in-law printed all the material out for me! It felt like Heaven’s door had opened wide!
The information in the program and the meal plans were so easy to follow, and I learned so much from the material provided, it made my journey so easy and fun! I started to feel like my old self, I was truly happy and I started to love myself again! One of my legs had completely healed from the varicose veins, and the pain in the other leg and my back had gone down by 20%. My skin started to look better my hair was getting shinier and I had lost 25 pounds in six weeks without having to do anything but change the way I was nourishing my body. I was so happy and excited, I was telling anybody who would listen to me about how this program changed my life and my way of living.
Even though I had been eating just like the program said, I still had pretty bad pain in one leg and severe back pain, so when Autumn offered the 30-Day Whole Body Reset Program, I couldn’t wait to try it! The first week on the detox I had lost 7 pounds and my back pain went down by another 20%. By the end of the program my back pain was almost gone and the inflammation in my right leg was completely gone as well.
My 45th birthday is today, May 18, and in six months of working with Autumn, I have lost a total of 45 pounds! I never would have imagined that this would be possible, especially without a vigorous exercise program – or that it could be this easy to accomplish!
I am so thankful for Autumn, for putting these programs together and making them so easy to follow. They’ve definitely saved my life! I used to feel so depressed that I did not want to live, and now I am so excited for each new day and it’s challenges. I feel like I can conquer the world and it is amazing! Words cannot express how truly grateful and thankful I am to you Autumn, you gave me my life back and I love you for it.”