My Five-Year Wellness Journey


Like most of you, I am a firm believer that huj there will always be a way, regardless of how hopeless or complicated the problem is, there will always be a better way. This becomes my driving force, my personal mantra in life, which extremely helps me in my weight loss journey. It is more than just shedding off the excess pound.  This mantra allows me to be fit, look great, and feel awesome with less effort and minimal time investment.
The new beginning

Before we proceed, there is an important fact that readejklllrs should know – I have never experienced any weight issues before I moved to New Zealand. Before, one of my dreams was to become a professional dancer, however for various reasons, it didn’t happen. Nevertheless, dancing and performing became very significant parts of my life.
Again, before I came to New Zealand, 8 years ago, I was in great shape and was really conscious about my health. Since then, huge changes happened in my life. I was in my early 20s, being very far from my family for the first time in my life. Every day was filled with anticipation and excitement.  I was about to explore a mysterious and adventurous place on the planet and I was very much welcoming to whatever challenges life had to offer.

Things were going smoothly at the onset- I met new people from all over the world, learned new languages, had fun with my friends, tasted various cuisines and delicacies, drank coffee and had lots of takeaways. Everything felt like an amazing holiday, yet sadly, it had to end soon.

After my graduation from an English school, things became a bit more complicated. I had to make significant decisions about my future, with insufficient funds, no job, and no idea on what to do next and where to go. This uncertainty in my life left me with feelings of doubt, loneliness, fears of failure and frustration. In addition, there were immigration issues that brought even more uncertainty into my life.  This entire situation was dragging along for 3 long months…

poplThen, I woke up one day, realizing that I have become slightly bigger.

The Struggle

To help you visualize how big I have become, I started trying all the nice clothes I brought with me from home and I was not able to squeeze into  those clothes

When I bought a personal weighing scale, I was shocked on how much I gained in just three months. My weight then was 18 kilograms more than my usual weight. It seemed that I gained that amount of weight overnight. As a person who has no weight issues before and being petite, this makes the additional 18 kilograms unbearable and inconvenient. I felt heavy and stiff. Unfortunately, my weight gain is not the only thing I noticed, my health was declining.

After I noticed my weight gain and health declination, the very first thing that crossed my mind was to get rid of the excess weight as soon as possible. This prompted me to rush to the nearest gym. In my haste, I injured my knees and left my body sore for two weeks!  Since I can’t exercise, I started trying the most popular diets and kept changing one after the other.

Unfortunately, religiously following diets was too difficult. It made me starved most of the time and my body could just not handle it. Instead of burning the excess body fat, my body just tried to preserve every single calorie that I consumed. After trying out different dietshoh, I only got bigger which made me feel worse – both physically and emotionally.

I knew that the choices I made will not bring any positive results to my body but I still persisted in these vain efforts  hoping that one day it’ll work. When I was so stressed out one day, I found myself deliberately eating cookies and muffins on the street, so that my flat mates would not catch me eating them at home. This furtive way of indulging myself was embarrassing. It made me realized that my weight issues were more than just a physical issue.

I had to change my tactics and strategies to achieve a healthy weight loss. So, I started listening to what my body is telling me and I started to examine my eating habits.

The Healthy Way

Finally, I found out what my body likes to eat, when it wanted to eat, and when it wanted to stop. I also took notes of my eating patterns and  reinforchohed mindful eating habits. I also did a lot of dancing which I made my exercise.  This process was more fun and fulfilling for me. I was able to lose a significant amount of weight, from 64kg to 54kg. Surprisingly, this was the healthiest weight I have achieved for my body. Everything was going great, I was able to gradually reduce my body weight and maintain my body shape until April of 2011, when I found out that I was expecting my 1st child.

After hohgiving birth, I faced other challenges:  baby weight, signs of postnatal depression and back pain. Most of the time, I had to look after my newborn baby on my own, since my husband had to work long hours. I had no one to talk to or seek help from and on top of that I wasn’t feeling well all the time. Honestly, it was difficult to stay at home and be a full time mum.

Sadly, I was not able to do standard workouts and dancing because of my weakened backhoh muscles. I started searching for other ways to exercise and make me feel better. When I had a holiday in Russia, I found a really interesting and powerful tool – breathing exercise, which was super effective and really popular in Russia at that time. I underwent training and learned the importance of proper breathing and oxygen’s benefits to the body.

Life changing programs

hohI have transformed the exercise into two complete wellness programs: Oxy Break and Body Flex Weight Management Programs.

These programs enable me to stay fit, feel light, breathe easily, and enjoy my life more. I become more relaxed, more positive and move around easily, which also allows me to save more time and money. I have more time with my family and it even brings us closer, since we do the programs together with my husband and daughter at home.

These two programs are so simple yet offer fantastic values and life changing guidance that are essential. These have helped me and many others to achieve a healthy and fit body and start enjoying life even more. I felt that it would be selfish of me if I did not share this opportunity, because of the dramatic difference I have experienimageced after I started following the programs. Now, I am enjoying the benefits of these two wellness programs: Oxy Break and Body Flex Weight Management Programs.

I have gained a great deal of knowledge and understanding through running special Body Flex and Oxy Break classes body_flex_anastasia_mockup_082814for one year. This was an unforgettable and very rewarding experience. My students shared with me that they enjoyed the process and felt the fantastic benefits in following the program. However, some of them returned to their comfort zones, giving plenty of excuses not to continue. This was a problem that I wanted to solve, so that I can help my students to stay focused and keep them motivated. This was the main reason why I have recorded my program on DVD.

Now Oxy Break and Body Flex Programs are available to everyone right here at You too can reap the benefits of these programs, if you allow me to share them with you.

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