“I am a wife and mother to a beautiful family that are my greatest love in life, hubby and four boys aged 9, 8 and 6yo twins. 4 babies close together certainly took its toll on my body and self-confidence, although, I have struggled with weight my entire life through poor diet (I was a family size chocolate block girl for every occasion…happy…sad…angry…tired and I would sneak it into the house so that I didn’t have to share) and thanks to a lack of meaningful exercise. My weight has yo-yoed over the years through as I tried countless weight loss programs (counting calories, 5:2 and naturopathic drops just to name a few) with some weight loss associated with them but I always felt deprived and the weight would always sneak back on and bring some extras kilos along with them.
In February this year as our boys were off to school full-time, I was beginning a new chapter and starting an amazing new part-time job in administration for the first time in almost 10 years since leaving the workforce to start our family. It was very daunting, terrifying actually and not helped by the fact that I had gained so much weight and my self-confidence was at an all-time low. Nothing in my wardrobe fitted me anymore.
I had seen Kim’s Beachfit Community page on facebook in my newsfeed and liked it about 3 months prior so I could see what it was all about…even though I saw many positive comments I was very cautious and unsure if this was some kind of fad or scam. Faced with the prospect of having to go shopping for administration appropriate clothing in two sizes larger than I was happy to, I clicked onto Kim’s website one evening out of sheer desperation and purchased the no excuses program (gym version as we have an old weights set and elliptical trainer in the back shed covered in dust) before I could change my mind. I immediately wondered if I had done the right thing.
My results are absolutely AMAZING!!! At the end of the first 8 weeks I lost a total of 11kgs, my muffin top and lots of disgusting fat rolls had disappeared and I had discovered I had self-control and confidence again.
I loved that I didn’t feel like I had been on a diet, if I was hungry I loaded up on vegetables and I never felt hungry or deprived at all. I stuck to the food approx. 98% of the time and allowed myself to have few scotches with ice (no more coke zero) when friends wanted to have a social drink. No more wishing I could join in but couldn’t because I was on a diet…this program fits into real everyday life and the wonderful support of the No Excuses Facebook group taught me that if I did overindulge in food or alcohol that it was okay and to get back on the program the next day.
Previously I would have seen this as total failure and gone straight to the nearest shop for some chocolate to cheer me up and it would completely unravel from there. The support from Kim, Ally, Anni and Geraldine along with other women just like me in the No Excuses Facebook group going through the same journey was invaluable. It kept me focused and motivated and I found the little reminders came at just the right time when I was feeling doubtful to pick me right back up again.
I found the program so easy to incorporate into our busy family life that, although I was ecstatic with my initial weight loss I wanted to see if I could take my journey further. I am currently starting week 7 of my second round and have now lost a total of 18kgs. I am fitting into a small size 10 (something I had never even dream’t of before) and I feel both mentally and physically stronger, happier and healthier. I have so much more energy which is awesome for spending more quality time with our high energy boys.
Kim Beach I LOVE absolutely everything about your program! I am a completely different person than when I started some 14 weeks ago. You have taught me how to nourish my body with natural, unprocessed food, lose weight effortlessly and for the first time in my life I feel in control of my physical and mental health and well being. I love that my family gets to reap the benefits of a fitter mum with more energy to play and that I am teaching our boys the importance of nutrition and exercise. I cannot THANK YOU enough!!! You have given me my life back!!! xxx
I have been receiving compliments from people I hardly know and have been recommending the Kim Beach programs to everyone. Three of my friends have recently joined up and are already enjoying the benefits this program provides too. I am so HAPPY!”
Sandi, thank you so much for sharing your AMAZING story, I love that my program has reconnected you with real food and taught you how to maintain the body shape you want for life! You have set such an amazing example for your beautiful family and I wish you all the very best for the future with your new lifestyle!