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Old 04-10-2010, 10:50 PM
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Default TC 7 Final Essay on behalf of a friend

Greetings,

A friend bought TT last Fall but did not continue her subscription past the fall. Still she decided to enter TC 7 using the e-mail entry. I think her essay and results are inspiring (and yet typical for TT). With her permission I am posting her essay and photographs here for others to read. BTW I am the 'friend' in the essay who referred her to TT. (In 2002 I was her honour attendant at her wedding and she returned the favour in 2006 for me. I never knew my best man looked so good in a bikini.)

"Turbulence Training Transformation Contest 7

Perimenopause hit me like a ton of bricks. No wonder they call it “The
Change”! I started to get what I like to call The Thickening and it made me
look matronly and old. I am only 5’2” so every pound showed. In addition to
the weight gain, I felt stiff and achy and sapped at the end of the day. I
began to sleep poorly and wake tired. I have three jobs including a
home-based business making historical jewelry, and I constantly run from one
to the other. I didn’t have time for this!

My friends told me to just accept this as part of aging. Chicks my age had
to put up with love handles along with the hot flashes, they said, but I
just wasn’t ready to take this lying down. The Change wasn’t going to slow
me down. It was time for me to make some changes of my own!

A friend told me about this neat site he had found on-line with health and
nutrition tips. At first I was reluctant to try the Turbulence Training
Program because it involved weight lifting. Like a lot of women I pretty
much felt that I would grow a mustache or end up looking like Arnie if I so
much as looked at a kettlebell!

I decided to give Training for Fat Loss a try and it was anything but
intimidating. I didn’t need a lot of special equipment and The Program could
not have been easier to fit into my hectic schedule. I gave Eat Stop Eat a
try and stopped cheering myself up with food. When I felt down or
discouraged, I listened to Craig and Brad’s podcasts and read their blogs
for inspiration and tips.

And the results! I was impressed! I lost a lot of ugly belly fat and inches
off my waist and even my thighs. I got more into the weight lifting and I
was hooked on trying to bump up my performance. I wasn’t getting bulky, I
was getting toned! Why had I thought of weight lifting as a boys’ club all
these years? Not only did weight lifting not make me feel like breaking out
the cigars and writing my name in the snow, my body was beginning to look
more feminine than it had in a long time. My co-workers commented on how
toned and sexy my legs were getting and my husband was impressed with the
new definition in my arms, back and shoulders. On our recent trip to Jamaica
I picked up a new bikini (in a smaller size!) and felt proud to wear it.
Despite being on the wrong side of 45, I have never felt stronger or more
energized, and it hasn’t hurt my love life either! I am trying new
activities constantly and I even gave rock climbing a whirl while I was on
holiday. Not bad for a middle-aged woman!

The best part of this Transformation Contest for me? I have proven to myself
that I don’t need to settle for a matronly figure and slower pace of life
just because I am now a “woman of a certain age”. Perimenopause, do your
worst. With Turbulence Training on my side, I feel like I can accomplish
anything!

Using Training for Fat Loss and Turbulence Training for Women Bodysculpting
Workout
From my waist, 3.5 inches gone!
1.75 inches blasted off each thigh!
12 pounds gone and not coming back!

Thanks Craig. You are awesome!

Kes Smith"
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Old 04-10-2010, 10:54 PM
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I forgot to add her photos so here they are.
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File Type: jpg kes tt before and after1.jpg (21.9 KB, 36 views)
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Old 04-10-2010, 11:04 PM
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Your right...very inspirational!!! Thanks for sharing and tell her Congrats...she looks amazing

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Old 04-12-2010, 01:18 PM
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Please pass on my congrats! She looks awesome!
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:21 PM
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Thanks a lot for the positive comments. I have passed them on to my friend and she said thanks too. I think she will be thrilled to see that she is a semi-finalist.
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I saw her on the finalists page! She looks great and so happy. Can't wait to read her essay. No time now...
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:27 PM
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I saw her on the finalists page! She looks great and so happy. Can't wait to read her essay. No time now...
Thanks Liz!
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Old 04-19-2010, 01:22 AM
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I thoroughly enjoyed your friend's essay. She looks great and has a wonderful attitude and sense of humor!
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:24 PM
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Andrew, your friend looks amazing, so happy she placed in the contest.

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