About Theresa, founder of The Monarch Effect

Founder of The Monarch Effect, Theresa Paganini, 45lbs overweight.

This was me before...

Overweight, depressed, and ashamed of what I allowed myself to become. 

Founder of The Monarch Effect, Theresa Paganini, fit and happy with a group of friends outdoors


I decided I wanted a different life.  I wanted a life filled with joy, friendships, experiences and laughter rather than depression, seclusion, self-disgust, and pity.

Theresa journaling and smiling in the Arizona desert.

So I...

Changed my mindset to one of determination and hope rather than disgust and despair. I was worth it!

I put food in its place and used it as a way to fuel my body rather than hide from my emotions.

Then, I slowly incorporated movement into my weekly routine until I became fitter and fitter. 

In the end, I lost 45 lbs while gaining self-confidence, self-worth and self-love. 

Let me use the same strategies that I used to change my life, to help you change yours.