You Won’t Believe This Transformation Until You See It!

I am super excited to share Nicky’s amazing “You have to see it to believe it” transformation..

Nicky is a True Transformation ROCKSTAR

What I love about Nicky is she just decided it was time to make a change and followed the program 100% without question, she put all her effort into just doing what she was meant to do at each stage of the program without any doubt and didn’t worry about spending time or energy trying to change or alter the Response Mode Formula.

Before and After Pic Left Side (2)   17.5kg (38.5 Ibs)
Weight Loss
to Date

  95 cm (37.4″)
-Total Cm’s lost

  25cm (9.8″)
lost from Waist

  Body Fat:
Start 36%
NOW 16%

 

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 * Nickys Progress – Well on her way to being ready for her FIRST Figure Comp in May

UPDATE – June 2014
: Nicky competed in her FIRST fig COMP and WON FIRST place

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The results speak for themselves – Nicky looks Fantastic and her Transformation just goes to show that when you want it enough and are prepared to just follow a proven system like the Response Mode Program incredible change WILL happen Faster and even Better then you could have ever imagined when you just TRUST the PROCESS.

Please Enjoy my Inspirational Interview with Nicky – Vix

Tell me a little about yourself

I am 42 years old and a mother of 3 beautiful children, and have my first grandchild on the way (so excited).

I have 2 boys aged 23 and 18 & a daughter aged 14.

I have a wonderful supportive husband who is a Fire Fighter, therefore is a shift worker, so we play tag team quite a bit. I come home, he goes to work, etc…..

I work full time as a ‘Business Analyst’, and we live on a 5 acre Rural Property.

With work, family commitments, and of course the dreaded home duties, my life can get pretty hectic at times.Progress-Pics-1-2

Before you became a VIP member and joined the Response Mode Program how did you feel about yourself?

To put it bluntly, didn’t like myself.

I disliked everything about my appearance and the way I felt before the program.

I was stuck in a rut and couldn’t get myself out of it. I felt depressed, and just wanted to hide under a rock somewhere.

I definitely wasn’t coping at all with the pressures of life and I was continually on this emotional roller coaster that I just couldn’t get off, and most times just felt so worthless.

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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?

After Christmas and New Year’s (2013) and yet another 3kg gain, reaching the heaviest I had ever weighed in my life (even when full term pregnant with my children)

I took a good hard look at myself in the mirror,
not just a glance,
but a good hard look, and I honestly didn’t like one thing about that ‘person’ looking back at me.

I tried to think back at how and why I had let myself reach such a low point in my life, and of course had all kinds of pathetic excuses and played the blame game…

At this point I decided that the ‘person’ ‘in the mirror is not who I am, and definitely not who I want to be at 42…

I start my vicious cycle of endless cardio, and food restriction (this has worked for me in the past),
but the weight just didn’t budge and I was so emotionally drained.

I felt very disheartened, lost motivation and started to doubt if I could ever get my body back…

I kept thinking to myself, ‘maybe this is who I am and how I’m meant to look now!!!!’

How did you find out about the Response Mode Program?

I was on Face Book and came across Miss Fitness Life ‘14 Day Body Challenge (FREE)’. I remember thinking,
‘oh yeah, what’s the catch, because there is always a catch, Right?’

Anyhow, thought to myself, ‘what the hell, I’m fat and unhappy and have nothing to lose’, so I signed up.

I Started to read Vix’s Free Information available on the Miss Fitness Life Web Site, and started to feel motivated again,

I remember thinking ‘I can do this’.

A week into the ‘14 Day Body Challenge’ I started to eliminate many of the unhealthy junk foods that I had been consuming and I started to get really good weight loss results.

I just couldn’t believe how great I was feeling in such a short amount of time.

I enjoyed the ‘14 Day Body Challenge’ so much that I bought the ‘Response Mode Program’.

I was amazed at how cheap the program was for the amount of information provided.

The meal plans and workouts (boy they were tough at the start) were so easy to follow, and this was exactly what I needed to get my life back on track.

I realised that this program was definitely going to work for me, so I was going to give it 110%.

What motivated you to stick to the program?

I needed to change my life for me, and I wanted to feel good about myself again.

My motivation to stick with the program came from getting consistent results day after day, week after week and achieving my set goals.

As each day passed I became so much more confident and stronger both physically and mentally.

Just the feeling of being in control of your life was motivation enough to stick with the program!

The VIP forum was also a big motivator for me; all of the wonderful support from the members is absolutely amazing and very essential for your journey.

I started my ‘Accountability Log’ and recorded my food and workouts every day (this kept me very accountable).

On weigh in days, I wanted to ensure I had positive results with a loss in either weight or cm week after week, and I was determined not to let myself down.

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How has following the Response Mode meal plans helped you with your nutrition and understanding of what and when to eat?

Like many people I have struggled with nutrition all my life, knowing what the good foods are to eat, and ‘how to eat clean’, and well timing of meals never existed;

I just ate when I was starving…..
It’s always been so complicated and confusing…..

The program has taught me the importance of feeding and fueling my body with the right nutritional balance of healthy, fresh, and clean foods, the importance of meal timing, and why it is essential for your health and well-being to drink lots of water.

The knowledge and understanding I have gained from the Response Mode Program and meal plans has been invaluable.

How did you find the weekly workout structure and new workouts you get each week as a VIP member?Training-Abs-2

I workout from home so the VIP weekly workout structures are fantastic, just print (or save) and go!

You don’t have to think about anything; therefore it gives you time to concentrate on technique and putting in 110% effort.

I love the fact that each workout is different with a variety of low rep heavy weights strength workouts and dynamic high rep workouts, with alternative easier options for new comers.

The workouts are changed up all the time, so you never get bored and motivation remains high.

I love the new workout series that Vix introduces weekly, there is always a sense of anticipation and excitement to see what Vix has install for us next….

How has the Program helped you change your life?

This program has provided me the knowledge and tools to help me with getting my life back on track.

I have achieved so much since starting this program and I have learnt so much about myself throughout this awesome journey, and I’m still learning.

I’m confident, motivated and have an abundance of energy that I never had before starting the program, and definitely don’t require as much sleep.

I’m mentally and physically stronger, as a result, I’m able to cope better with all aspects of my life.

Did you have any setbacks along the way? How did you overcome them?

At the beginning, controlling cravings would have been my biggest setback.

To overcome this, I set mini goals that were achievable and realistic with timeframes to keep me motivated and focused, once the goal was achieved, then there would be a reward!

I definitely think you have more setbacks if you don’t have clear goals to work towards.

You need to a set a new goal once a goal has been reached (keep your eye on the prize), this is definitely what keeps me on track, motivated and focused.

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What are you doing now to keep up with your healthy lifestyle?

I still follow the Response Mode Program ‘Ultimate Meal Plan’ and workout 6 days a week.

Tell us your favourite Response Mode approved Recipe?

Well this is a hard question because there are so many fantastic, nutritional and tasty recipes that have been posted by Vix and the members.

I couldn’t possibly pick just one!

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How do you treat yourself while staying on track?

My body works very hard for me, so I treat it with the respect it deserves.

I eat as clean as possible 6 days a week and enjoy a refuel once a week (increase calories).

For refuel I try hard to stay clean with my food, however I do sometimes indulge in some naughty foods!!

What is your workout routine like?

I workout every afternoon 6 days a week (Sunday is my rest day) for 1.5 – 2 hours a day (depending on the workout) – I have all my workout equipment setup at home.

I’m now so accustomed to working out every day, so if I miss a day, I am totally out of whack.

With all of my workouts, I continue to challenge myself with my weights and cardio to achieve the best results possible.

I am very focused and dedicated and want to push myself to the limits; however, it is essential to pay close attention to form to prevent injury.

I love working out and having me time, and never consider it to be a chore!

What is your favourite Response Mode workout?

Again this is a tough question, as all of the workouts on the program are fantastic.

I do love ‘The Singles’ workout as it give you a chance to balance your body. If I had to name a few more favorites it would be:

  • She got legs
  • Beach Body Ripped
  • Superset
  • Turbulent Fat Burn
  • The Punisher
  • Slim Down and Tone Up

But I honestly love all of the workouts!

What are you looking forward to in the coming months?

My main focus over the next couple of months is to eat clean and train mean…..

I’m looking forward to gaining more muscle definition and seeing just how far I can actually develop my body.

I would like to compete in a body building competition next year 2014, so this will be my future goal, this will keep me motivated, focused and on track.Progress-Pics-17 08 2013-2

What was your drive to keep your focus and motivation so strong?

My Initial drive and motivation came from wanting to change my life, wanting to be proud and love who I am, and not continue to dislike who I am.

I wanted to STOP all of my bad, destructive habits including smoking, alcohol and junk food, and I wanted to become a happier, fitter and healthier version of me, that my family would be proud of.

What drives me now is the ‘Way that I look and feel now’ versus ‘The way that I looked and felt back in January’.

I never want to look in the mirror again and dislike everything about the person staring back at me!

For the first time in my whole life, I can honestly say I love and respect my body and promise to look after it!

What was you biggest challenge you had to overcome when it came to making time to train and eat well and how did you overcome this?

The biggest challenge and the one that I found mentally the hardest was “putting me first”.

As a mother, we always put everyone’s needs and wants before ourselves, and now I needed to come first.

I realised that if I’m ‘broken’, nothing will run smoothly in the family and I needed to fix this.

This was the hardest to overcome and I still struggle with this quite a bit, as I feel very selfish at times.

My husband and children are very supportive and encouraging, so this has eased my guilt considerably over the past few months.

Another challenge was ‘making time’ to do the meal preparations and workouts required.

I work full time and I occasionally travel with my work.

As I said before, my husband is a shift worker, so it’s often difficult to keep organisation in order….

I’m lucky, as my children are older, but still have many family demands, so life was already pretty busy, busy, busy!

It took us all a few weeks to settle down into a routine that worked, and once my family realised that this wasn’t just some fad, things started to become a little easier.

Food Preparation in the beginning was the hardest; it felt like I was always at the shops buying food and in the kitchen cooking and prepping my meals, which I was!

I knew that I had to be more organised with the food prep or I was just going to quit.

Sunday is now my food prep day. I cook and prepare all of my meals for the week.

Being organised is the key to healthy clean eating and has eliminated the stress out of the whole food prep thing!!

Now I just grab and go in the morning and heat up a meal at night after my workout…perfect!

Fitting the workout in was a challenge in itself.

I was so tired when I got home from work and just didn’t want to do it, it just felt like another chore!

But every day I reminded myself of my goal and knew I wouldn’t achieve it if I kept making excuses, so everyday I pushed myself and completed 6 workouts a week without fail.

Now days working out is not a chore, it’s ‘me time’ and I look forward finishing work, getting home, getting my workout clothes on smashing a workout, even if I’m home late from work or tired, I still do my workout, no excuses!

How did you handle social situations – wining and dining?

When I first started the program I didn’t want to go to any social events, and when invited out with friends or family, I would make up any excuse as to why I couldn’t go.

I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to avoid social situations forever, so I just had to suck it up and learn how to deal with it.

Going to a Restaurant is probably the hardest, as you can’t exactly take your own food, however most restaurants now have healthy food options, so checking out the menu first definitely helps with making the best choice possible.

Also meal portions are always generous, so I’m always very mindful with the amount of food I’m consuming, and try not to overeat.

Now if I’m invited to a family dinner, I always prepare and take my own food, everyone now knows that this is just what I do….

Was there any food that was on the BANNED list?

Oh yes, I did and still do suffer from the occasional cookie blowout, however I’m now definitely more in control when it happens!

Did you ever have any blowouts with food and if so how did you move forward?

Yes most definitely, chocolate chip & oat and raisin cookies have been my biggest food blowouts.

It wouldn’t be a daily event, but once I started, that was it, I consumed a large quantity of them.

I always felt so guilty, and disappointed after, but just had to suck it up and moved forward, promising myself not to do it again (yeah right).

After my blowout (next day) I would ensure that I completed additional cardio to burn those additional cookie calories.

I always told myself that ‘If you do the crime, then you must do the cardio time’….lol…

Did you have days when you just did not feel training or preparing meals – how did you overcome this?

Yes, I did have and still occasionally have these days, especially after a long, busy day at work and feeling mentally exhausted.

I absolutely love training and know how much better I feel after a good workout session, therefore, I change into my workout gear as soon as I get home, then tell myself to do my 10 minute cardio warm up (Bike, Cross Trainer or Treadmill), if I’m still feeling exhausted and unmotivated after my warm up thenI will STOP….

Well to this day, I have never STOPPED and have always completed my workout…and felt totally awesome afterwards!!

Food prep was really hard at the beginning, as I was trying to cook each and every night for the next day which was taking me ages to do and I felt chained to the kitchen.

Now, every Sunday is PREP day. I spend about 3hours food prepping for the whole week.

Each night before bed I make sure that my meal 2, 3 and 4 are ready to grab and go in the morning.

I know if I don’t do the food prep, then I can’t fuel my body for the day.

This is now totally habit and a way of life for me, I don’t even think about it, I just do it!!

What did you do daily to keep yourself motivated and focused on your goals?

  • Took heaps of photos (selfies) and constantly compared my before pic to my progress pic, the changes were so visible, so this kept me really focused and motivated
  • Save motivation pictures and set them as my background on all my electronic devices
  • LIKED heaps of the ‘Fitness Motivation’ and ‘Clean Eating’ pages on Facebook; therefore on a daily basis I was bombarded with fitness models, motivational quotes and fitness clips for inspiration
  • Recorded both myshort- and long-term goals
  • Created an ‘Accountability Log’ on the ‘Miss Fitness Life’ forum, and login each day and record my workouts (and weights) and food
  • Created a motivation board (and a fridge board), that was visible when training
  • Tried on tight clothing such as jeans that didn’t fit me, to see if I was any closer to them fitting nicely….
  • Reward for achievements

Did you have any friends, family, work colleagues question or make remarks about why you’re doing this?

Yes, I had a mixture of comments from work colleagues, friends and family.

Most being positive, however, I did get and still get the occasional, ‘you are looking too skinny’, ‘when are you going to stop’, ‘why do you want to lose more weight, you weren’t that big to start with’, ‘you need to start eating more’, ‘you can eat this now you have lost your weight’….etc.

The best one from my mum the other day – ‘you have the body of a 12 year old’, think that was meant to be a compliment!!

What’s your BEST piece of advice for anyone thinking about joining the Response Mode Program and becoming a VIP MEMBER?

If I can do this, so can you, make the decision to start and never stop.

The life you want comes from making “the change” to a lifestyle that involves taking care of you.

It will be hard at first, and you will question whether you can do it, but believe me this program will definitely change your life for ever.

If you believe in yourself, then anything is possible.

Nicky started her transformation with my Response Mode Program