MEET A FEW SUCCESS STORIES
I am really proud of each and every one of these lovely ladies, they have all seen a transformation in one or more areas of their lives, the unintended consequences of taking care of yourself first are vast and far-reaching. Had I hinted at what they would actually achieve in such a short time I don't think they would have believed me. It's much more fun being on a voyage of self discovery anyway ..
MEET MARILISE de VILLERS
Before we started to work together, I had spent 20 years in corporate, I walked away because of a bully. At the time I went through months where every day was filled with anxiety and I struggled to sleep because I couldn’t see a way out. I realised that the price I was paying was too high – I was at rock bottom, mentally and physically exhausted, and my relationships with the most important people in my life suffered a great deal as a result, I got the point where I realised how bad things were.
I was tired. I was frustrated. I was ready to give up. I had to be honest and say it out loud, it was over, I had to leave. It was the only way forward.
Soon after I left, I started my own business - Marilise de Villiers Basson Consulting Ltd. This was a big leap of faith, I had no idea at the time whether or not it was going to work out.
Either way, I realised that I had to prioritise my health and relationships with Heinie and the boys. I set a goal: To get into the best shape of my life, for life.
I met an amazing body transformation coach, Colette Pienaar, creator of The Ultimate Body Formula. A couple of her straplines ‘prioritise you on your list of priorities’ and ‘your family needs you to be your best self’ resonated with me and so my first step towards recovery was to invest in a coach – for the first time ever.
The only reservation I had was in investing the money in myself. I’ve never paid someone to get into shape, I don’t do the personal training thing, I guess I felt guilty for spending the money on myself. But after my first chat with Colette and realising how comprehensive her programme is - a complete transformation (mind, body, spirit and soul) - I was sold. It was the best investment ever. In hindsight, a no-brainer.
The process has been one of self-discovery.
In six months of working with her, I felt strong, confident and I knew that the new direction I had chosen was right for me. Honestly the best investment in myself ever. As my results started to appear, my confidence grew and the challenges I overcame to get this far soon became less relevant as the person I was becoming, and the future I was creating became so exciting, I was all in!
Colette is a very experienced coach and one of the most generous people I know - she provides me with additional support when I feel overwhelmed and need clarity.
The best results I have got from working with Colette are;
1. The ability to face my fears,
2. be kind to myself,
3. and to celebrate success
MEET JANE FRANKLAND
I’m an ambitious, driven and passionate individual – a ‘high achiever’ who makes winning a habit. I’m sure you know the sort. With my own cybersecurity business and IN Security Movement, I was becoming increasingly aware that my high energy was dwindling. With an important mission to do – to attract and retain more women in cybersecurity – I knew I needed to be super charged, fit, healthy, and on form. I wasn’t. In fact, I’d started to put on weight around my mid-rift, something that had never really happened before. Despite trying my usual “diet tricks” nothing shifted the weight gain, and I was becoming increasingly frustrated.
Being a speaker with a global client base, I travel the world frequently. I’m also a single parent and have to do a lot of running around after my children. I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to fit a health and fitness regime into my erratic schedule.
The process has been, super easy and enjoyable! The app was my daily “go-to.” I used it for my workouts and meal planning. The recipes were gorgeous, and my while family enjoyed trying new meals out every day. Colette kept me on track every single week, too, as we had our accountability calls. Then, there were the weigh-ins! Being target driven, this helped me to stick to the goals I’d set at the start.
The best result for me has been, getting my figure back! I wanted to get into a size 10 again and I’ve surpassed that, in places. I feel fitter, stronger and more energetic than ever before.
MEET FIONA SHEARER
Before working with Colette I was unhappy with the way I looked and felt. I was carrying more weight than I should and not exercising.
I had never done anything like this before, so didn’t know what to expect, I was concerned that I wouldn't be able to manage to do what I would be asked to do.
Colette is so easy to work with. She tailors a complete program to you and helps you to work around the situations you face. I was travelling a lot for work, so she put together a full program to accommodate this, and guided me through the best things to eat and how to manage travel, diet and exercise.
There are so many things I have taken away from doing her program, but the one that comes to mind is self-belief, and the knowledge that if I ever go back to where I was I know what I have to do and I also know what I have to do in order to not go back there!