Tracy Sheekey / Transformation

Tracy Sheekey's amazing Maxine's Challenge transformation

  • Before
    66.0kg
  • After
    58.8kg

Details

Height

170 cm

Program

Tone & Shape

Reason to start The Challenge

I love running but keep getting injured. My body just isn’t strong enough to sustain the amount of running that I do. I’ve done a bit of Pilates but haven’t set foot in a gym for over 20 years. I find it really boring!
I suffered an injury a few months ago and I was told by a specialist that my running days are limited. I needed to find a new challenge.
A friend at work told me about Maxine’s Challenge and I was completely gobsmacked at the transformations. I have managed to keep slim from running but do not have any strength or muscle definition.
I want muscles!!!
Oh.... and I want to be able to do a chin up.... just one!

What did you like most about The Challenge?

The Challenge was so easy to follow. Everything was clearly set out, I didn't have to think! The forum and facebook group were also a great source of information and support.

What was the hardest thing about your Challenge?

The hardest part for me was week 7-8. I started the Challenge so motivated and had excellent results for the first 4 weeks, losing almost 4kg. Then I got to week 7, I started to lose a little motivation as I felt I wasn't seeing any results and there was still a long way to go. When I did my week 8 photo's I realised that I had made some significant changes and it motivated me to keep going.
Oh.... and I am also very competitive!

What impact has The Challenge had on your life?

The Challenge has had a huge impact on my life. I am now waking up happy and full of energy rather than a grumpy, sad mess. I no longer see food as a treat but as fuel for my body. I've discovered a love for weight training. I am not using alcohol to unwind at the end of the day.

What would you say to people who are thinking of doing The Challenge?

If you stick to the program, you will see results. I had never done any weight training, did not like the gym and was a cardio queen! I have learned to love weights and now only run a few times a week. Most of my weight training was done at home, with the exception of a few sessions in the gym at work. You do not need a lot of equipment. All I had was a weight bench, a barbell with a few weights and some dumbbells (all of which I got for Mother's Day!)

Anything else you would like to tell us about your Challenge?

This is my first Challenge and I am thrilled with the results. I am 46 years old! I have not only transformed my body, but I am mentally so much stronger. This time last year I was a similar weight to my final check in but I looked terrible. My mother died suddenly and I was so consumed with grief that I could not eat. I looked sick and gaunt, my family were worried.
This Challenge has taught me to respect my body. I am proud that I look fit and healthy.
My goal at the start of the Challenge was to get myself some abs and do an unassisted chin up. I will be back next Challenge to complete that chin up!!!

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