Matumelane Peter, a 36 year-old Limpopo born and raised Sales and Marketing Officer joined Wellness Coach Vatiswa Mavume’s Wellness Programme over three years ago to lose weight and gain her confidence back after years of body shaming says the programme has been exciting, motivating and most of all life changing.

“After two children, the bond between me, the couch and the fridge was very tight. Not only was I a couch potato, but I loved the fridge and all it contained was sugary treats and junk food”, says Mrs Peter. Mrs Peter, who weighed over 115kg, was  introduced to Wellness Coach Vatiswa Mavume’s programme, and although sceptical in the beginning, it paid off.

Matumelane Peter has lost over 20kg, gained her confidence back and is now comfortable in her skin and body size. She says she feels amazing as she received more than she bargained for. Before the programme, she hated any kind of exercise, now she leads a healthy active lifestyle.

Wellness Coach Vatiswa Mavume’s programme is not a diet or quick weight loss programme, it is all about the lifestyle. She recommends achieving wellness goals through a lifestyle rather than a diet as diets have an ending, healthy lifestyles don’t.

Start even when in doubt, surround yourself with people that will believe in you more than you believe in yourself. Trust the process and be patient with yourself because this is a process of unlearning bad eating habits and it’s a journey that will set you free for life.