A quick interview with Sylvia Frank, 5th Place Women’s Weight Loss who lost 15.9kgs in the New Year 2016 Challenge!

Q: Give us a short history of your journey to health and fitness before the challenge.

I have been classified as morbidly obese since I was 12. I have done every fad diet known to mankind and even had my jaws wired together to try and lose weight. I hated exercise and never did any at all! I went through my entire life feeling sorry for myself but never taking responsibility for the fact that I was the reason that I looked and felt the way I did.

Q: What prompted you to join the Ultimate You Transformation Challenge?

I saw sleekgeek posts on a friends facebook page and started stalking the page regularly, fantasising about what it would feel like to be one of those successful and fit people that I envied. Then one day it dawned on me that I had managed to do wonderful healing things for all my foster children, I had done whatever it took to uplift them …but I had never bothered to fix myself! I realised that the people who posted their successes on Sleekgeek worked hard to reach their goals. So I decided to do the 30-Day REBOOT Nutrition Challenge. I was loving the 30-day challenge so I jumped right in and signed up for the 8-week Ultimate You Challenge.

Q: Give us a quick overview of the nutrition and eating plan that you followed during the challenge.

During the challenge I stuck mostly to the foods on REBOOT. I also cut down on the fruit I was eating in order to lose faster. I logged my foods on MyFitnessPal so that I would become more aware of the amounts I was eating.

Q: Give us a quick overview of the training and exercise plan that you followed during the challenge.

I walked a lot and exercised at the gym, gradually building up my strength.

Q: If you could give 3 pieces of advice to future challengers, what would they be?

  1. JUST DO IT, or do you really want to spend the rest of your life unfit and unhealthy. YOU can be your own hero.
  2. Start REALLY NOTICING how often you make excuses and remember that every time you say BUT your BUTT grows bigger… just like Pinocchio’s nose grew when he lied!
  3. Get it in your head  that eating clean and exercising are self-loving behaviours, not punishment.

Q: What did you find most valuable about your experience?

During this challenge I learned that I really do care about myself and my health, I learned that I am capable of so much more than I dreamed  and I learned that you need to do the work if you want the end results.

UY Popup Ad 3