Kate was highly successful in every area of her life, but the one thing she couldn’t crack was her spiralling weight problem.
She had always been fit and active, but in recent years she had let her body composition unravel to the point where she feared there was no way back.
It was beginning to affect her social life and her relationship, leaving her unhappy.
Desperate for change, she used her approaching 40th birthday to commit to a structured but results-focused programme at Ultimate Performance.
The results have been truly phenomenal.
“When I first joined, I felt like a whale; the biggest mammal in the sea! I have lost almost 64lbs (29kg) in less than 21 weeks; which is, like, impossible!
“I am over the moon. It feels almost unreal. I am still pinching myself.”
Kate’s core problem was her hedonistic lifestyle steeped in too much fun, food and alcohol.
Naturally, good times came with a flip side, and the pounds just piled on until she felt it affecting all areas of her life.
“My personality is pretty strong, but I stopped looking in mirrors and was in huge denial about what I had gotten myself into.
“I didn’t want to be seen naked by my other half, and it became a bit of a shameful thing.
“I shied away from stepping out with my friends as I didn’t have anything to wear that I felt good in. So, I started saying ‘no’ to things and not doing as much as I would have liked to do.”
Even with a strong personality, retreating from her bubbly nature and social life began to impact her happiness.
Despite her successful career and everything else, getting back in shape just felt like a mountain she couldn’t climb.
“As the weight crept on, I started feeling worse and worse about myself, and that obviously affects your self-confidence and how you feel about yourself, and it drips into your relationship.
“I guess it comes out as unhappiness. I was deeply unhappy with my body, and I just felt out of control. It was frustrating because I am a successful person. I can pursue goals with laser focus and achieve pretty much anything I set my mind to.
“This felt out of reach, which was horrible. Being a control freak and not being able to control that was unreal.”
Coming to U.P. and having a trainer there both inside and outside the gym was exactly what she needed.
Without this round-the-clock guidance and accountability from her dedicated trainer, Kate says she would have never achieved such a life-changing turnaround.
“U.P. doesn’t compare to anything I have done in the past. It’s just in a different league, effectively.
“I have never embarked on this type of programme before, been this committed or had a person who is so committed to me either.
“My trainer has been undeniably incredible, and I wouldn’t be here without him. The way he has worked with me was incredible. He was patient, responsive and caring, and he made it all so much fun!”
Kate now feels back in control of her health, her diet and her lifestyle which has been tremendously gratifying.
As far as weight training goes, she is now fully converted!
“I have also learnt a fair bit about myself through this process. I have rediscovered a level of discipline that I always used to have, but had lost. And I have really enjoyed feeling that way again.
“Training is no longer a punishment or something that has to be endured. I have started to embrace and enjoy the process, and I have got a bit of an addiction to it now.”
While Kate enjoyed the process itself and obviously loved her new figure, she was also delighted and slightly surprised with the other health benefits she got on the side.
“I was born with a clubbed foot, and I have suffered from intense pain and arthritis as I have gotten older. Weirdly enough, since I have started with U.P., it’s all gone!
“I think it’s a combination of the supplements and weight loss which has helped. Now that I am lighter, it doesn’t put so much pressure on my bones.”
With the culmination of her incredible transformation journey, Kate is taking a well-earned holiday.
Looking great and having that confidence for the first time in years is a truly priceless feeling.
“I am super excited about showing off my new body. I was going on holiday next week. It’s my 40th birthday and my husband’s 50th, and I am so excited to go because this is the first time since I was 26 that I get to put my body out and be free and proud of it.
“I don’t have abs or anything like that yet, but I feel like I have taken the fat off! I just want to lie on the beach or on a sunbed wearing a nice bikini. Which is something I haven’t been able to do for the last 15 years. It’s going to the best thing ever!”
After soaking up some sunshine, Kate is already raring to get back to training and achieve even more.
“I have been very clear that this is not the end. Phase 2 starts when I get back from my holiday.
“Phase 1 was losing weight, and phase 2 is about looking better, feeling better and getting stronger, and I am so excited to get back to the gym with my trainer.”
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