Welcome to the Second Edition of FUN, HOT, NO B.S. Fitness!…
VFT’s Email and Online Fitness Magazine.
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Today I’m going to introduce you to another of our “lead by example” fitness specialists and their own personal transformation story.
Sue Heintze – Transformation Coach, Mum (Mom), Natural Figure Athlete
How often can you say that you’ve got the likes of these awesome fitness and transformation experts coaching you every week with their advice and tips via VFT’s Fun, Hot, No BS Fitness magazine!
Being a part of the VFT community you deserve nothing but the best — so that’s EXACTLY who I’ve bought on board to help you achieve “fitness awesomeness”. 🙂
I know you’re going to see parts of Sue’s story in your own life…
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Not that you can tell by looking at my before photo, but all my teenage and adult life I had been a health and fitness fanatic. In all that time, however, I’d never been able to achieve the results I knew I was capable of.
I was a perfectionist – it was always all or nothing for me. There was no consistency, or patience, and therefore, I never achieved the results I craved. It wasn’t for lack of trying – I’d tried every diet in the book! I was always at the gym, and food was constantly on my mind. It took up so much of my headspace, that I often found it difficult to enjoy the other things life had to offer. This was extremely frustrating for me and over time, my effort and motivation dwindled until I became totally depressed and unhappy with the way I looked, and the way I felt. This had a snowball effect on all aspects of my life. Yo-yo dieting had finally taken its toll.
I was at the end of my tether, not only because I was unhappy with my body, but even more importantly, I was so fed up with feeling like a failure. My good intentions were never enough to see things through to the end. When the going got tough, I gave up! I sat down one day and took a good long hard look at myself. Finally, the pain I felt was too much – this was it, it was now, or it was never.
I knew before I even started, that this time I WAS going to achieve my goals. This change of mindset was crucial – I eventually realized, that to succeed you must believe that you CAN, and that you WILL.
A 12 Week Program
I made a promise to myself to give 100% to a 12 week training and nutrition program. I purposely made no weight loss goals. My rules were simple, nothing more – nothing less.
If I made a mistake I would NOT feel guilty, or sorry for myself. I would NOT give up and go back to those familiar patterns that caused me so much pain. I would NOT try to make up for my mistakes (and begin the cycle of yo-yo dieting again) – I would simply ‘get over it’ and continue with my program. I followed these simple but important rules, because this time I knew that if I failed again I would never forgive myself.
That I would always see myself as a failure – and I did not want that to happen. That was my compelling reason to stay focused and true to my word, for 12 short weeks.
True to my word, I completed my 12 week Challenge! Not without hitches and not without struggles (I was injured for 4 weeks!), but to follow through with my actions and achieve what I set out to was an amazing, empowering feeling! The changes I saw in my body were phenomenal. I discovered that with the right program, consistency, and patience, that anything was possible!!
My Whole Outlook Was Changed
My whole outlook on life changed. I became more outgoing and confident, more energized, more motivated, and much more at peace with myself.
The benefits kept rolling in. I won a monthly Body Blitz Challenge with Australian Women’s Fitness & Health magazine, and this fueled my desire to achieve even more. I wanted to do the “ultimate” in bodysculpting – to get up on stage. For me, having trained for many years, it was the next step, and now that I could see what could be done with desire, focus and dedication, I wanted to see how far I could go. This was to be something completely foreign to me, being a very modest person who would not in a million years have believed I could get up on stage in front of hundreds of people, wearing nothing but a g-string bikini! That goes to show the new confidence and drive I derived from achieving my goals.
Caramel Icing on the Cappuccino Cheesecake!
I stepped on stage for the first time in April 2002, at 10% body fat. The feeling of being on stage was incredible and now I knew that I could do absolutely anything I put my mind to! The fact that I won my class was caramel icing on the cappuccino cheesecake that I enjoyed later that night!
Now, aside from keeping myself healthy and in shape, my other passion in life is helping other women and men meet their own physique transformation, weight loss and fitness goals. My website has grown from a hobby and favourite pastime, to an outstanding business where my staff and I have trained, coached and mentored many Body Transformation Contest winners.
As the creator and owner of this website, I am fortunate to witness truly amazing and inspiring transformations from clients all over the world on a regular basis – not just external transformations, but perhaps even more importantly, internal ones.
I Count My Blessings
Every day I count my blessings for what is truly a remarkable opportunity to touch people’s lives in a way that will help them live a healthier and happier life. I receive daily emails from women experiencing the same issues I encountered – my own personal story is so familiar to their own. It astounds me how many women of today have disordered eating patterns and body image problems. Seeing my clients progress from tired, unhappy, overweight and often self-loathing people, to strong, healthy, confident and beautiful individuals (inside and out!), gives me tremendous satisfaction that I will be forever grateful. To know that I have touched and can touch my clients’ lives in some small way is a remarkable feeling.
I have learned so much over the years, how different foods and training programs affect different people – what works, what doesn’t. I can now pass on to others the knowledge I have gained and do what I really love to do – help others achieve their fitness and physique dreams, whatever they may be.
Sue is Owner and Managing Director of Body Transformation company www.idealbodiesonline.com. As a Body Transformation Specialist, Sue has an absolute passion for helping others achieve their fitness and fat loss goals. As Australia’s premier online training facility, the Ideal Bodies Online team has helped an enormous number of people from all walks of life totally transform their bodies and lives.
Sue has competed at State and National level as a natural figure athlete for the past 10 years, and at the age of 41 recently became a first time mum. She writes regularly for Australian Oxygen magazine. Sue recently developed a cutting edge range of instantly downloadable fat loss programs at www.idealbodyblueprint.com.