How this 51-year-old office manager transformed her life to be there for her kids and granddaughter.
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Defy Your Age - Maria Barreto's Success Story Maria Barreto: (Prevention Defy Your Age Program Participant) My name is Maria Barreto and I’m 51 first of all when I read all about the program, it was so exciting so I said yeah I want to do this and it sounded like it’s something I could definitely do. One of your challenges are definitely something I could do. Karyn Repinski: (Deputy Editor of Prevention Magazine) He had a test panel of 14 women all over the age of 40. It was a 12 week program and it started from the Gecko incorporating the skin care—, the diet and nutrition. They recorded to wait every week. I told us about their energy levels which were often times just through the roof. So everything just sort of jewel every other aspect of the program. Maria: I have two children. 28 and 26 and now I’m a grandmother and here name is Gabriela and she’s now 10 months and she’s also as much as so much joy into my life so this is like the perfect time of everything happening especially with this program and the baby has helped me because I want to be their for her too. You know and actually I’m going to see her tomorrow. So the biggest challenge is really is it’s just in gracing at all. It has been a great combination you know form my skin feeling better and my attitude feeling better and then moves in some than being locked as vault but I said I’m going to follow the program and have fun and just embrace it and that’s what I’ve done. Considering that I have such a long Camille and I really going to have much of the time you know with just like Equick Soft and just you know and the credible and just I mean there’s a place for you. I mean there’s a place for you to stop everyday and think of with ham and cheese on a roll. You know every day and a cup of coffee and just eating on the train instead of slicing and dicing up, pairing and advance with foods and yogurt and cereal and assortment. Whereas now I start every morning with green tea and I’m drinking a lot more water and really enjoying fastfoods. I’m getting 3 tangerines also 1, 2, 3. Being you know the primary process into me and greet people of all calibers and all that come to the office and providing customer service and providing a welcoming atmosphere that as to come from within. Down the first face that they see so it’s important for me to be polished up and it’s a great feeling because I love my job. I enjoy what I do. This is how I start my day here at the office between my Ovaltine and my fresh fruit. Karyn: Maria was one of our best. She lost over 10 pounds. She just looked constantly calm and energetic. She was feeling how much better she felt about herself. It was really a great choice for her. She had not focused a lot of attention on herself over the past few years and she really needed to do that and it’s just been like night and day for her it’s been a true transformation. Maria: I feel great. I’m more energetic. I feel alive. I feel good about myself a lot better than I did and that’s been a big plus.