And nope, it isn’t the stunning before and after photos (even though they are definitely a highlight) ….
My absolute favourite part is hearing these beautiful ladies wake up to their womanhood and giving a voice to the wisdom that was forged throughout their journey of self discovery.
Bec is no exception, she went from a woman who was so down on herself she was ashamed for her family to be seen with her in public. And over a period of 3 years she transformed herself into a woman who embraced her curves, discovered her happy mediums, tamed her inner mean girl and released 40 kilos in the process.
Bec says, “It would take me 10 minutes to find anything I didn’t love about my body. I learnt it wasn’t about the food, it was about how I saw myself!”
Bianca: Tell us a bit about yourself when you were 118 kilos (260 lbs)?
Rebecca: Definitely not the person I am today. I couldn’t even look in the mirror. I didn’t have any clothes that I felt… I didn’t even have a pair of pajamas that I felt comfortable in. I was uncomfortable in work clothes, workout clothes, casual clothes, anything. It was just a constant reminder of how unhappy I was.
Now I can look in the mirror and go “That’s all right” and be comfortable with clothes again.
Bianca: You’ve lost 22 kilos (48 pounds) so far… what’s the reason for your success?
Rebecca: Definitely the eating plan. Changing when I’m eating the carbs and the clean eating, eating more, not just 3 meals a day or doing shakes or anything like that. That’s been a big challenge.
Bianca: Have you tried lots of things like that?
Rebecca: Yeah, I’ve done light and easy, shakes, eating 2 meals a day, 3 meals a day, so it’s only kind of now that I’m getting that you got to eat more to speed your metabolism up. So I’ve sort of plateaued a little bit now and I’m realizing that it’s the carbs, that I shouldn’t be eating them at night time. I think just constantly educating myself.
Bianca: What do you think we have to do to ramp it up for you to get that next 7 kilos off?
Rebecca: I think I need to shock my body. I feel like it’s got to the exercise and it’s got used to — it’s fine with eating clean but it’s used to it now, so I need to shock it.
Bianca: Well, that’s fantastic! Because I built this workout to shock your body.
Bianca: Now tell me about where you are in terms of your body?
Rebecca: I think it’s pretty amazing. As I said, if you asked me what I didn’t like about my body, it’d take me a good 10 minutes to try and pick something out for you – because I just accept it for what it is and I love it. I just stopped looking for external sources to validate who I was and my journey.
Bianca: Where are you now compared to where you were?
Rebecca: I’m a lot more confident now, happy with myself, decisions I made… Crossfitting. Decisions that I make, where I am in my life… I like what I see in the mirror. I like training. I look forward to training, happy with what my body can do.
I say just keep going because you will get there one day.
After suffering a fairly serious breakdown I was unable to cope with life in general. My body felt broke, old and frail – I didn’t just feel middle aged, I felt half dead. I hadn’t realised that my body was self destructing and I was doing it to myself, working long hours, too much alcohol, lots of bad food and absolutely no exercise.
After six months of working with Bianca, I no longer need my blood pressure medication, anti depressants and my cholesterol is in a safe zone. I have lost 2 dress sizes and more than 26 kilos. I now have a life outside of our business and can see a happy, healthy future for our family. I hope the person I became never comes back as I like this girl so much better.
I had heard of Bianca through some magazines – it was an investment but I had tried and failed so many times but in six short months, 20 kilos melted off me and it had a massive and unexpected effect on our styling business. While working with Bianca we secured a national gig, increased our prices to a level we previously thought no one would pay, AND we were booked out weeks in advance.
The majority of this 20 kilo weight loss has only been 5% diet and exercise, the rest has been an emotional journey. Bianca confronted me and called me on my BS and challenged some of my most deeply help beliefs about who I am. And the results are undeniable. I haven’t completely quit drinking, I still get to eat chocolate, I’ve had the best year in my business EVER – and perhaps the most important thing is how differently I react to things emotionally.
Who knew that taking it slowly and being kind to yourself could get you the results that yelling at yourself couldn’t.
Before working with Bianca I was super stressed and I thought it was too hard and I didn’t have the time to be slim AND successful. But I was surprised at how easy it was to implement Bianca’s system – I haven’t counted calories and I still pig out on foods I love. It’s been no coincidence to me that as a result of the new clarity of mind I’ve actually doubled my business at the same time I’ve made these changes to my body.