About Suzi

Suzi

I must have turned into a bit of a fitness junkie!  At 52 years of age I did my first ever triathlon.  That is actually an INCREDIBLE thing for me, as four years ago I was almost at the point of needing to give up work.  Chronic fatigue had a hold of me.  I was putting on weight, losing energy, feeling depressed and unable to enjoy life at all.  I have two boys, who at that time were 9 and 13 years old, and I was too tired to go anywhere or do anything with them.  I would come home from work at the end of the day and collapse into bed.  If I managed to get some tea together before collapsing, I would sit at the dinner table almost in tears from tiredness.  I couldn’t wait to get into bed at night – sometimes even going to bed before the children, and I slept all night, only to wake in the morning unrefreshed and depressed at the thought of having to face another day.  My muscles ached and I had that skin-is-sore-to-touch feeling that you have when you are getting the flu.  My throat was sore, I often had headaches and felt listless.  Probably the thing I minded the most was the mental fuzziness that went with it.  You know that feeling you have when you’ve got a cold and your head is all stuffed up – you feel like your head is packed with cotton wool and your brain just won’t function properly.  That is what it was like for me with chronic fatigue.  I couldn’t remember things, couldn’t concentrate and learning anything new was just impossible.  I had always been an efficient and organised person at work, and I felt like I was performing very poorly.  If you have had chronic fatigue, or know anyone who has, then you can probably relate to what I am saying.

I was desperate.  I searched the web and read books for clues.  The condition is hard to diagnose but harder still to treat.  There didnt seem to be any definitive answers.  I stopped taking hot showers and baths and switched to having them as cold as possible (someone told me that helped).  I took all manner of useless herbs and supplements.  I changed my diet drastically, cutting out almost all sugar from food and beverages.  I gave up alcohol and coffee, eliminated dairy foods and began to change my diet with an emphasis on fresh fruit and vegetables.  It wasn’t working!!

I was at the end of what I knew to do when an acquaintance told me about a friend of hers who had recovered from chronic fatigue syndrome.  I contacted Elizabeth, who introduced me to glyconutrients.  I began taking them that night and within two weeks experienced a marked improvement.  The first major difference was that the mental fogginess lifted.  I could think clearly at last, and felt more like my old self.  I was so relieved.  Gradually the physical symptoms disappeared and I began the process of regaining my strength and wellness.

Look at me now. In April 2009 I completed a 567k 9-day “Great Escapade” ride around the south west of Western Australia.  In my first ever triathlon I came first in my age group and 12th overall. Last year I participated in the 4 km City to Surf fun run, placing 8th in my age group, and ran the 12 km City to Surf this year.  I play tennis with my two boys and have plenty of energy and enthusiasm for all the things I want to do in life.  I have come to realise that my health and my strength is my greatest asset, and protecting my health is one of my highest priorities in life.  Giving yourself the gift of health and vitality is absolutely the best decision you will ever make and one you will never regret.

I have an Advanced Diploma in Counselling from the Australian Institute of Family Counselling and I am passionate about helping people realise their potential.  As a group facilitator I have worked with people in the areas of divorce recovery, boundaries, self worth and women’s issues.

I am a Success Coach.  Contact me if you have questions –   I’d love to help you achieve your goals.  For more information on success, visit http://www.theSecret4success.biz

CONTACT SUZI

Email:  sumos@westnet.com.au

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/SuziMorris

Myspace:  www.myspace.com/suzi1956

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/suzi.morris2

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sha  |  March 16, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Good Job Suzi

    Reply
  • 2. Peter & Lynn  |  May 26, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Hi Suzi,
    Lynn and I just love your story – what a path you have followed!
    Well done on your ability to overcome and succeed, certainly an inspiration to many I am sure!
    Will call you today to talk about our business – wow you are a perfect fit for this and what a pity you cannot join us on Friday night – these speakers are awesome.
    Warmest regards,
    Pete n Lynn

    Reply
  • 3. Pammie  |  September 8, 2009 at 6:43 am

    Hi Suzy
    What great achievements you have made. And getting up the top of the search for Polaris is another excellent achievement.
    Catch you on Twitter..

    Reply

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