Vanessa has lost 31kg in weight (31% weight loss), reduced body fat by 14% and lost a total of 104cm off her chest, waist, hips, arms & thighs.
“Where do I start on describing a journey of self-discovery? Over the last 10 months I’d managed to lose about 20kg by changing my eating habits and joining Pakenham Boot Camps for Women. However, I’d felt I’d reached a plateau and had decided to join Robb’s Body Balance Challenge desperately wanting to continue my weight loss journey but, with the mindset of it not being possible. I was convinced I’d lost as much weight as my body was willing to part with and, no matter what I did, this was the weight I was destined to be.
I figured that I had already ahcieved so much in the last 12 months and I already felt quite happy with my energy and fitness levels, so I was not expecting to notice any massive differences in a short time of 8 weeks of the Body Balance Challenge. How wrong could I be! The absolute highlight of the challenge had to be the day of my 37th birthday, and the date I had set to reach an important weight loss goal – 30kg of weight loss. I did it, 30.3kg! To try and put that feeling into words is impossible and definitely a d ay I will remember for the rest of my life.
I’m now at the end of this incredible 8 week challenge and I’m struggling to find the words to explain how much my life has changed in such a short time. The obvious changes have occured, including a total weight loss of 10.1kg, and a further increase in my energy levels and fitness. My self-belief has improved dramatically and I now know that I can achieve anything I set my mind to through hard work and determinination.
I have also learnt the importance of goal setting and accountability. I have actually set myself some goals to achieve by the end of the year and for the first time in my life I know that I can achieve them! My health and fitness goals from here include reaching my goal weigh as well as reducing my body fat percentage and toning specific areas of my body. More importantly, I have also set myself a goal of learning to love my body as it is – something that will have a dramatic impact on my overall happiness and well-being.
Robb, you are amazing and just don’t realise what a positive impact you have on people’s lives! Life is too short to sit back and just accepts where you end up. It’s not hard to stand up, set goals and reach for the stars.
What you do today can improve all your tomorrows……”
Beautifully said Vanessa, your photos and words are going to inspire many people, congratulations on the new YOU!