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TRANSFORMATIONS & TESTIMONIALS
Transformations index > Rhoda
I want to take this opportunity to thank you for coming into my life, I was very fortunate to have met you and have you help me with my nutrition and guidance through this wonderful journey of my first and hopefully not my last figure competition! Now that I have completed this journey, it's nice to reflect…
My whole goal was never to compete. After having three children I was tired of being overweight and really wanted to lose weight. I have been going to the gym for about a year and a half working with a trainer. At which time my weight was about 148lbs and being only 5' tall it was definitely overweight. I seemed to have hit a plateau at 125 pounds, I knew I had some muscle underneath my skin from all the hard workouts I had endured over that time, I could feel it but was not as disciplined in my diet as I needed to be to see more definition. With so many hurdles with every day to day activities and life in general, it is very difficult to be so dedicated. Anyone with children knows this.
So one day my trainer brought up the idea of me competing - I honestly at the time could never have thought I could do it. I was excited and happy at the thought that she believed in me too. With another push from my friend, I decided to just do it - to face my fears, and just push it to the next level. When I speak of fears I am referring to fears of failure, fears that I will let someone or everyone down and not follow through and give it 100%. And also fears of embarrassment if I could not follow through. But that just made me push that much harder… I did not want to fail. I want to be a good role model for my children. I want them to be proud of me. In my teen years I had gone through a very hard abusive relationship that also contributed to my lack of confidence which I struggle with on a daily basis. I do feel that it has made me a stronger person today for what I have endured.
Upon our first meeting I knew that by allowing you help me I would achieve my goals. You are so confident and inspiring. You never once made me feel that there was no way I could lose the weight that I had to. You always believed in me and that never changed. I think if I would have gotten that feeling from you I would never have been able to lose the weight that I did. I had all these people believing in me! Wow me! So it left me no choice but to believe in myself! So at age 36 and weighing in at 124 lbs I started my new diet plan with you by my side! I had a great trainer, wonderful family and great friends to help support me as well. I am and have become more thankful and appreciative of what I have in my life!
So for 15 weeks I dieted down, you took the time to take all my emails and texts about some of the silliest or stupid questions! But for me I really wanted to get everything right. You took the time to answer them in the best way you could. You took the time to meet with me and my trainer to go over work outs that would best suit my training. It was a lot of hard work and still fun at the same time. Each week or two I looked forward to getting my new diet plans. And I looked forward to the changes that were slowly but surely coming.
The last three weeks of training before the competition were the best! I was finally starting to see definition. With so much weight to lose I was finally getting closer to my goal than I could imagine possible!
With your help to get ready for the competition, and I mean what to buy and do as far as tanning and suits and everything! You were such a wealth of information. I put all my trust in you Lisa and you delivered. I was so happy to walk on stage that final day - down to 108lbs! I had given it my very best and even though I did not place, I had never felt better! Or looked better in my life! So thank you, you are the best I am so happy to have met you and have you in my life as a friend. Now I know that I can do whatever it is set my mind to.
And you can bet that this year I will be working hard again to put on more muscle and maintain my weight, and will be calling upon you once again to help me get ready for my second competition next year!!
I wish you all the best this year and again, thank you for taking me to that next level!
Your friend, Rhoda
P.S. if I may I would also like to thank your wonderful husband for capturing these special moments for me and my family…again, above and beyond!