When I walked into Result Based Training 5 weeks ago, I had no idea how profoundly it was going to change my life. I was taking a leap of faith, maybe my final one, in an attempt to save myself. I was shuffling breathlessly into the unknown, hoping that they could help me…as I couldn’t help myself. I will never forget that day. I will never forget the look in my mentor Nik’s eyes as he invited me to take our first picture together…or his voice as he said ‘Remember this, because it’s the first day of the rest of your life!’
I stood posing for our first picture together embarrassed, filled with shame, fear, and dread…but at the same time a strange sense of relief and calm. Something inside me told me to trust this guy…and as much as I tried to resist it, my gut told me otherwise. I was trusting Nik with my health and life, because trusting myself with it so far, had been a disaster.
I decided then and there to do everything he told me to do – whether it was in regards to my nutrition, exercise or my psychology. The transition has not been easy, and throughout my journey I have stumbled, tripped, fallen over, and even collapsed in emotional & physical exhaustion… But at every step Nik has been a rock; a source of comfort, inspiration and information. He has stayed true to his promise of being with me every step of the way – and for this I am grateful EVERY day. He has never let me down & everything he has promised is becoming a reality. He is a gentleman, a man of his word and a mentor whom I trust and respect.
It’s now 5 weeks on, and we’ve just had our picture taken again. I’m just not the same person; I am now so much more positive, determined, inspired, and motivated than I have ever been before. Everyone, including myself has noticed and that only spurs me to keep going!
I look back at our first picture and see someone who wanted to do it, and now, I am someone who IS doing it…I see someone who hated the gym, and now am someone who LOVES it. I now look forward to every session with my trainers Aimee and Callum who push me that little bit harder each time. I look forward to going to the gym each night as I know I’ll be given something to strive for that I haven’t been able to do before; that I’ll be rewarded by success – even if it is only as simple as one extra rep; I get fulfilment from knowing that I’ve left everything on the floor that session.
Guys, the feeling I get in the gym is unlike, and so much better than any buzz I got from stuffing my face. And the bonus is there is no guilt, no regret – only a sense of achievement, a rush of endorphins, and health! The positivity, camaraderie, motivation and constant striving to be better is amazing. It keeps me coming back every day, and I love it! The fact that my beautiful hubby Mark is there by my side every night is the cherry on top! His love, commitment and support is beyond words. He is my best friend, lover, gym buddy and partner in crime! He too is seeing the benefits as it has not only improved his health, but has made us so much happier, and so much closer at the same time! LOVE you babe!
So now for the measurable results:
In the last 5 weeks I have lost over 10% of my body weight: a total of 17.5 kilos, bring my weight down from 167 kilos to 149.5 kilos. Woohoo! – I cracked the 150 mark!
The greatest difference though, continues to be in my measurements & health :
Waist: 155 cms +
Thigh: 76 cms
Arm: 47 cms
Chest: 145 cms
Today, Day 36
Arm: 38 cms
Chest: 132 cms
That’s 16 cms off my waist – 6cms off my thigh – 9cms off my arm and 13 cms off my chest! So, a total weight loss of 17.5 kilos & 44 cms off my body!
My doctor told me last night how proud of me he was, and that essentially I am saving my life. My blood pressure 2 months ago was a dangerous 190/110 – I was heading for a heart attack or stroke – that was a certainty! My blood pressure now is a healthy 130/90; the best it’s been in more years than I can remember! My cholesterol and sugars are now normal as are my blood counts. I am going to LIVE! That’s all it takes to improve your health – countless studies have confirmed that losing 10% of your body weight can have marked improvements on your health and it’s true! So not only have RBT helped me change my life, they have helped me SAVE my life – it doesn’t get much better than that guys!
I can’t stress to you enough that IT CAN BE DONE! I have been carrying around 100 kilos of excess weight for way too long! If you, or anyone you know needs help, please consider RBT. Just losing the 17.5 kilos has changed my life so much already. So even if you have a small or large amount to lose, or just want to get fit – get on it! Get up off the couch, and get moving!
Just think about how much harder it is to climb stairs, to walk or do the simplest of tasks if you are carrying around a backpack filled with 5,10, 20, 50 – or like me- 100 kilos of bricks. I have been torturing my body carrying that around with me all these years. Now imagine how much lighter you would feel without the backpack. That’s the feeling I get with every kilo I lose – in my mind, I’m getting rid of yet another 1 kilo brick from my backpack! The closer I get to my goal, the better I feel, the less strain I put on my body, and the more I can do – it feels amazing! So, stop thinking about it and DO IT!
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