The Transformation Of Sisters!

Vickie Wilson and Denise Forsyth changed their lives and their bodies. Learn how they finally did it, read their full interviews and check out their amazing before and after pictures!
How many of you are lifetime dieters? How many of you are unhappy with your on again, off again pattern in life? How many of you are frustrated with putting so much effort into training and working out; only to not achieve the overall look you have desired? Mainly that toned, sleek lower body? Do you ever feel like your day runs away from you before you have time to get everything done? That life is passing you by in a blur of activity? Work, families, vacations, school, soccer, hockey, basketball, aerobics; Women are Super people. Work, work, work. The older we get, the faster times goes. The more we do, the more we try to do! I stopped one day on my own journey of growth and thought; I've got to take control of my life. Time to s-l-o-w down!

I had to find more time to do things I want to do and still accomplish everything I have to do! As a result, I began to focus on creating more time in my life with better results then when I was stressed out! One of these changes was the Freestyle System for women only! This system gave me the time back that I so badly needed. Not only did it give me the time back, it gave me better results than I had received following the old school belief on training. Which leads me to talk about the subject I would like to share with you in this article ... the transformation of Vickie Wilson and her sister Denise Forsyth.

Weight Loss Is All In Your Mind

Vickie and Denise were both looking for the same goals as a lot of us as women hope for. How do I get the best body ever? And create time around all the other daily things that tend to present themselves. Their main obstacle was the mindset and how to really see yourself thin within? Many people ask me everyday; How did you lose the weight? What did you do differently this time, than any time before? What I did was change the way I viewed and perceived my body. I began to focus on the reasons I was in the constant daily realm of hatred for the way I looked and my obsession with my body.

What I am about to share with you is the easiest trick in the book. Some of you will get it. Some of you won't! That's okay ... Someday you will. It took me nearly losing my life to look inside and discover my true essence, that divine quality that lives in us all. "I AM, no longer fighting deprivation, I Am a Woman with a goal."

What I discovered is we never have to diet a day in our lives! You are all probably thinking; This is crazy! Bare with me for a second. You are already perfect in every way. The sad part is that you don't believe you are perfect. Your mind, that oh so powerful critic, that has the power to create heaven or hell for you, is sabotaging your view or perception of yourself. "Let's assume everybody has dreams and they are repressed?" What is the barrier to realizing rediscovered dreams? Why is it that the goal setting does not always produce the results we want? Human nature is our enemy. We are always trying to stay in our comfort zone.

If training is going to work, it must address the fact that people will not do what they don't want to do ... people fear change, fear pain, and seek comfort. Rediscovering your dreams are not the hard part, implementation is the key. The key to effective implementation is to observe from the mind, instead of allowing the mind to outwit you. While each person's path is unique, it is up to us to be attuned to what we truly want in our lives ... and to blaze a trail to rediscover our childlike innocence.

Believe me! I know as well as anyone else the power that the mind can have over us all. It is the self-talk that limits us from perceiving ourselves as beautiful and thin all the time. IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU WERE ALREADY THIN AS A RAIL; the way you view yourself is the image you reflect to your outer world.

So what does this have to do with weight loss, health and fitness? It has everything to do with it! What would you say if I told you that all you had to do was see yourself inside everyday as thin and beautiful? That this is all it will take to lose all the weight you thought you ever needed to lose? You might think this is not possible. The secret lies in your heart, in painless accountability, and overcoming our fears. Simply put, "We create our limitations." Ladies, I work with people everyday that judge themselves through their husbands, family and friend's results.

What I Taught Vickie And Denise

I want to share with you my own recipe for this kind of weight loss, as well as what I taught to Vickie and Denise. Believe me, it works. When I set out to lose my weight and change my life, I focused daily on the image I could see inside. You could call it visualization, a picture, a flash. I focused on who I really wished to be. The person who lived on the inside, her hopes, dreams, visions and pictured myself already this person. Yes, I did change my way of eating, but it was much more then that. I changed the way I viewed myself.

I followed these steps daily, and if I messed up on a meal I did not feel guilty, I just picked up where I left off and followed the plan at the next meal. Ladies, the more effort I put into healing the inside of me, the faster the weight came off. I tell my client's everyday. Today is Today! See the beautiful spirit on the inside. When you love that part of yourself for who you are, that part loves you back! I lost 70 pounds in six months.

I meet fellow motivational speakers out there now at conferences and in the community who all share with me this same recipe. Is it not funny how we all come to this realization in our own time? The recipe is simple; love yourself today for who you are, and all that you have ever desired will be knocking at your door. One of the wonderful by-products of high self-esteem is that you become a "Peak Performer."

Every day you become more aware of your abilities and recognize that opportunities to stretch your capabilities are limitless. You desire change, growth, and challenge, and a healthy self-esteem provides the energy.

Peak performers have more than goals; they have a vision of what their life will mean to themselves and others. Peak performers do not live in the future. Peak performers make sure each step taken in the present keeps them on the road toward their life goal.

Peak Performers Can Say:

  • I am motivated and have a mission with realistic and measurable goals.

  • I accept complete responsibility for everything I think, say, feel and do.

  • I look for the window of opportunity in every situation and know that I will learn from every experience if I choose.

  • I always help others to do their best, and I encourage everyone to contribute something.

  • I correct my course when I reach an obstacle. This way, when things go wrong, I am still headed in the right direction.

  • I expect and appreciate change. It does not overwhelm me because I am prepared.

  • I stand up for my own opinions and values and respect others.

  • I am able to manage myself. I do not require instruction every step of the way.

  • I am not afraid of making mistakes or of taking reasonable risks.

  • I am my own coach. I engage in positive self-talk and rehearsal.

  • I am a life-long student. I am always ready to learn, and I know growth takes sustained effort.

  • I know myself well and still expect to find hidden talents, resources, strengths, weaknesses, energy and interests.

  • I respect reality both pleasant and painful.

  • I engage in self-confrontation and do not blame others.

  • I readily forgive others and myself and correct mistakes when possible.

  • I am patient, kind, gentle and compassionate with myself.

  • I have no need to prove I am better or worse than anybody else.

  • EVERY DAY IN EVERY WAY I GET BETTER AND BETTER.

These are the techniques I taught Vickie and Denise on there own self Improvement journey. I am proud and excited to share their stories and results with you.

The Transformation of
Vickie Wilson and Denise Forsyth

Vickie Wilson Interview:

Before Pictures (28.8% BodyFat)

AFTER Pictures (15% BodyFat)

1. What element in your life suggested for you to make the attempt toward a lifestyle change?

The fact that I was 43 - I was tired of trying and never succeeding ... I had been trying to do this for 10-plus years and had got no where - so it was now or never ...

2. How did you hear about Freestyle and Sherry Gideons? What things helped you the most and how did Sherry inspire you to share with others the Freestyle philosophy?

My cousin had told me about Bodybuilding.com so I was checking out the site and came across an article on Freestyle written by Sherry Gideons. I wanted the next segment of the article and emailed her - she sent it to me. Of course by now I was curious about this person so I read everything I could on her and was very intrigued ... I became her client and I had a question and she told me to call her - I could not believe it - she wanted to talk to me - she has truly inspired me to reach beyond myself and to understand that I deserve this ... In addition to that - I had never done any exercise that had made me actually lose inches in my hips so I am excited to tell everyone because it worked on me.

3. What exact results did you get? How many pounds lost, body fat percentage, strength increase, etc.? Describe your own feelings on the lower body improvements you received from working the lower body everyday.

Percent Bodyfat 28.8% to 15%
Age 44
Height 5'4
Weight 131 to 122
Hips 38 to 36
Chest 34 to 32
Waist 26 1/2 to 25
Thighs 22 1/2 to 21

I started on April 15, 2002, I lost 12 pounds and total and went from 28.8 % body fat to 15% body fat. I love that I am finally achieving the image that I had in my mind for my lower body - I feel toned, thin - not only that I have more muscle definition - to me that is important - more than being just thin

4. What was the hardest part of making your transformation? Are you involved in a Supplement Company Challenge?

Accepting that I was there - that I had finally did it - now going to the next step, a lifetime commitment to help and share what I learned from Sherry with others.

5.What was the easiest part for you?

The exercises - I love the rush you get from lifting weights, doing everyday lower body cardio movements and I like the pumped up look your muscles get when you do this.

6. What difficulties came up? How did you overcome them?

Most of the trouble I had - was brought on my self - my mind mostly ... But Sherry was there and she put me back on track. One thing I learned is that I am responsible for everything that goes into my mouth - and not to be guilty over 1 slipup - get back on track the next meal ... I have the choice to strengthen my will, by making a positive choice at the next meal. Sherry taught me about living on in the day.

7. What tips would you give others who want to make the same change?

Set a goal - and remember that this takes time - keep at it one meal at a time. Visualize what you want - this helps keep you on track. Sherry kept me accountable through my journals.

8. What exact diet, supplement and workout plan did you follow?

My diet was as follows:

#1 - 4 egg white/1egg yoke 1 slice bread or 1 cup Oatmeal
#2 - 1/2 cup cottage cheese w/1/4 cup applesauce
#3 - sm. salad with 4 oz of turkey or chicken and a 1/2 cup rice with olive oil vinegar dressing
#4 - Protein bar
#5 - 4 oz chicken, turkey or steak, 2 cups green veg
#6 - Protein shake

Supplements were:

CLA 3 - 1 x day
Methoxylon 3 - 3 x day
Syntrabol 3 - 3 x day
Multivitamin - 1 x day

Exercises:

Aerobics class - 4 x per week - mixture of weights, lower body freestyle - 4 lunging exercises a day, squats, front lunges, inner thigh squats, hydrants, butt blasters, 4 sets 20 reps 3 x a week, after 5 o'clock road bike for 20 min.

9. Did you stick to the recommended Freestyle philosophy 5-6 days and week? How did your legs feel doing these types of movements daily? Did you feel you needed rest?

Yes - My legs felt tighter and because I did sets in morning and sets in evening I did not feel like I needed rest. The change in my legs has been phenomenal!

10. What is your vision for the future to inspire women to reach their own individual goals?

I would like to able to guide and support other women so they can feel like I do ... So many women don't feel like they deserve this - and I would like to be able to help them get to their goals. So many women feel like its hopeless to get the body they want and with diet and Freestyle they can achieve what has been eluding them for so long ... I know because I did it!!! :)

Denise Forsyth Interview (Vickie's Younger Sister)

Before - 169 lbs.
AFTER - 126 lbs.

1. What element in your life suggested for you to make the attempt towards a lifestyle change?

FEAR! Fear of being out of control all my life.

2. How did you hear about Freestyle and Sherry Gideons? What things helped you the most and how did Sherry inspire you to share with others the Freestyle philosophy?

My sister Vickie found Sherry. Sherry lived it! Sherry was an example of what was possible. Just having Sherry's picture on my Fridge inspired me everyday.

3. What exact results did you get? How many pounds lost, body fat percentage, strength increase, etc.? Describe your own feelings on the lower body improvements you received from working the lower body everyday.

The Body I have always wanted FIT, STRONG AND SEXY! I lost a total of 43 pounds I lost 20% body fat and have more muscles then I ever knew I had. The freestyle system changed the entire look of my lower body, as well as toned my upper body.

Age 38
Height 5'
My current weight is 126 lbs. from 169 lbs.
My body fat is 16% from 37.4% Bodyfat
Hips went from 41 to 36
Waist went from 32 to 28
Chest went from 37 to 35
Thighs went from 25 to 22

4. What was the hardest part of making your transformation? Are you involved in a Supplement Company Challenge?

I am not involved in a company challenge; I am involved in my own self-improvement challenge. The hardest part of the transformation was changing years of the only way I knew how to eat.

5.What was the easiest part for you?

Putting my trust in Sherry. I was so ready! Sherry told me what to do and I did it. Sherry has a way of motivating you to go the distance. She targets your mind-set and challenges you to dig deep into your individual heart's desires. The biggest key in Sherry's program, is understanding guilt and living in each eating plan, as if that is all that exists.

6. What difficulties came up? How did you overcome them?

Getting all my food eaten in a day. I learned how to better plan my day.

7. What tips would you give others who want to make the same change?

Just to trust Sherry on the journey. Educate yourself, and take it one day at a time.

8. What exact diet, supplement and workout plan did you follow?

Sherry did my meal plan in a zigzag process. It was created for me specifically and changed weekly, based on my results and mindset. I followed the Freestyle system daily for the lower body, did kickboxing and lightweights upper body. My meals always consisted of 6-7 meals daily, with 4 oz. Protein in each meal, with a variety of limited starchy carbs and lots of Green vegetables.

Supplements were:

CLA 3 - 1 x day
Methoxylon 2 - 3 x day
Syntrabol 2 - 3 x day
Multivitamin - 1 x day
Pure Protein bars
All purchased at Bodybuilding.com!

Exercises:

Aerobics class 4 x week - mixture of weights, lower body freestyle - 4 lunging exercises a day squats, front lunges, inner thigh squats hydrants butt blasters 4 sets 20 reps 3 x a week after 5 o'clock road bike for 20 min.

9. Did you stick to the recommended Freestyle philosophy 5-6 days and week? How did your legs feel doing these types of movements daily? Did you feel you needed rest?

Yes - I followed the recommended Freestyle routine 5-6 days per week. My legs felt good. I did not feel like my legs needed rest at all. The movements are all easy and rely on your own bodyweight for resistance. It is the cardio aspect that is incredible.

10. What is your vision for the future to inspire women to reach their own individual goals?

If you wanted the goals that I wanted? You have to learn to become strong mentally. You have to want it for yourself first. You cannot give up! Never give up! You have to trust Sherry. "Stay focused." It is so worth it. I love the new me! That alone will keep me here.

Conclusion

I am proud to now share with you that I have taken on two more of Vickie and Denise's sisters and look forward to sharing their results with you in a future article.

To all those women out there who are seeking growth, Do you still have a DREAM? Where did your Dreams go?

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