How Catherine Lost 22.7kg

I have so much ADMIRATION and RESPECT for Catherine – what a SUPERSTAR….

Every day she seeks to improve on just ONE thing and WOW its worked for her.

Catherine has faced MANY challenges along the way but made it WORK in her favour by “TRUSTING” the Response Mode Process and being so connected to a wonderful group of members who have encouraged her every single day,

Enjoy this Interview, Vix

Tell me about yourself
I am 46 y/o wife & mother and I also work 30 hours a week as an accountant.

We have 2 girls (15 & 12) and 2 young dogs.

I have had an ongoing weight problem for most of my life.

And I have an ongoing lower back injury from a car accident in 2000.

I remember as a kid being bullied because of my size and shape.

After I had kids I did manage to lose some weight, but it slowly came back on until I was back to my biggest ever by the beginning of 2016.

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What was the turning point that made you decide – YES I am going to change my body and get into shape.
I was extremely unhappy with my weight.

It was very slowly creeping up towards 90kg, I was desperate not to hit that mark, but I could not control it.

No matter what I did my weight just would not go down consistently.

I would lose a little, then immediately put it back on the next week.

I knew I was doing something wrong with food and exercise, but had no clue on how to fix it.

The turning point was when I found my size 15 jeans were getting too tight, and my back injury was becoming more acute.

I was so unhappy with my size, and shape.

I had seen the Miss Fitness Life program on facebook for a few months.

I actually signed up for the free program offered in October 2015, but did not follow it.

In Feb 2016 I signed up again and this time followed the full Nutrition and Workout Response Mode Program fully.

Due to my back injury, I initially was only able to start off slow with the workouts (which was not much in the beginning).

I also wanted to lose weight because my parents were having their 50th wedding anniversary in England in September 2016.

I wanted to lose weight so first of all the flights to England are more comfortable for me, and secondly, and probably more importantly I can show off my new slim body to all my friends and family back in England!

 

So how long have you been following a Miss Fitness Life program
I have been following Miss Fitness Life for 8 months so far, since beginning of February 2016.

I started at 88.4kg, 8 months later I am now 65.7kg.

To Date, I have lost 22.7kg.

At this stage I want to lose another 8kg (mainly body fat not muscle so I really TONE UP) – this would be right for my height, – plus hitting the 50’s club (58kg range) would be healthy and awesome!

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Tell me about some of physical changes that you have noticed on the program?
My clothes began to fit better within the first week.

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Then Week after week the weight was falling off me

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In the 8 months I have been on the program all of my measurements have decreased markedly and visibly.

To Date, I have lost 22.7kg and a total of 75cm off my body.

My husband is very impressed!

I have been able to get back into clothes I have had in the wardrobe for years without them fitting at all.

In fact I have a couple of pairs of work pants I was not able to wear 3 months ago that are now hanging off me – too big!

 

What are the biggest positive changes you have noticed as a result of the being part of the program?
I have so much more energy now.

I want to get up and get going now.

I look for opportunities to exercise.

There is also a marked improvement in my emotional wellbeing.

When I am angry I would much rather go to the gym and exercise than go to the fridge to eat – which was my coping mechanism before Feb.

My overall fitness has also improved.

I recover from the cardio intervals so much quicker than before, and I have improved the strength in my back, I am able to complete parts of the workouts I only dreamed of before!

Confidence is so much better now too, I am prepared to wear more fitted clothing, and I have been able to get back into some dresses I have had in the wardrobe for 3-4 years.

I now regularly get compliments from others which is very motivating and helps me to keep going.

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What part of your body did you want to change the most?
I was extremely unhappy with my whole body, but my stomach and hips were the parts of my body I most wanted to change.

My stomach was so big and bloated, I would try to hide it as much as possible and my hips just had far too much padding.

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Where do you do your workouts – home or gym and how do you fit them in your schedule?
I workout at my gym – I have held a membership there for over 10 years now.

Mon, Tues, and Wed mornings I get up at 5.45 and head for the gym, complete the scheduled workouts Vix Writes for us each week and head home in time to get the girls up and off to school.

Thursdays & Fridays I head straight to the gym after work, as my girls are older I can leave them home by themselves without a problem.

On the weekend my workout schedule is a little more flexible, I either go in the morning or the afternoon depending on family plans.

I have found that starting the day with a workout really sets up my day well.

I am full of energy all day.

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What is your favourite meal on the program?
Currently I love Vix fried rice with chicken.

I always load it up with heaps of green veg.

I also love the pumpkin soup with chickpeas.

It is so thick and gorgeous especially on a cold day.

Plus I enjoy the variety of all the Response Mode Recipes including Delinas Dhal, Vix’s Thai Noodles, Fitgirl Hotpot, Like Chow mien and the Clusters

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When I first started in February I did some separate meals from the rest of the family.

But I soon realised it was important for me to get the whole family eating healthy real food too.

So over the 8 months I have been introducing Vix Response Mode Approved recipes to the family.

 

How do you stay focused and motivated?
The Miss Fitness Life Workout Club and Vix’s VIP Coaching Program is my lifesaver for this.

Every day I login to post my 5 planned meals, workout and stretch schedule for the day.

Vix reviews this to ensure I am on track and it keeps me accountable.

I also get to check out what everyone else is doing and eating.

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The planning process for the day really makes me focus on what is going to happen that day.

It also means that once the meal plan has been posted I don’t have to work out what to eat for the rest of the day, its all there in black and white – less opportunity to ‘fall off the wagon’.

The Miss Fitness Life Workout Club and VIP Coaching Program provides so much positive encouragement, we all motivate each other, and provide support, moral support, meal ideas.

I really look forward to reading everyone’s posts each day.

All the women in the VIP Coaching Program are so Positive, Supportive and motivating.

We are all facing the same challenges with our nutrition and workouts and the mutual support makes it so much easier.

 

What would you say to anyone who is thinking about starting the Program but isn’t sure?
Go for it! In the first 2 weeks I lost 2.5kg and I have not looked back!

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So far I have lost 22.7kg, and 75cm off my body

I could not have done it without Vix, her program and the other members of the Miss Fitness Life Response Mode Community.

We might be all over the world but the support is amazing!

Click here for all the information on the Response Mode Program and the Response Mode Challenge

By Vix Milicevic

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