Success Stories

Sylvia Bortman

Champion 2006, Bortman


Occupation: Nurse / Domestic Engineer / Student

Products: Myoplex® Lite, Betagen®, Myoplex®, CLA, Thermo DynamX®, AdvantEDGE® Carb Control Bars

Results: Lost 22 pounds *

Goal: Lean and Tone

Sylvia Bortman

At age 51 I realized that my weight had gotten out of hand. I was tired of hiding behind baggy clothes. I had weak abdominal muscles from having five C-Sections, and I was embarrassed by my protruding abdomen. I was depressed and unhappy with my life. Finding the Body-for-LIFE® program was an answer to my prayers. In the beginning many of the exercises were a challenge to me because of balance and coordination problems. The doctors think this is caused by my having ADHD and Dyslexia. I was not about to let that stop me. I was determined to complete my 12-Week Challenge. I started out slow as I learned each exercise. With time, the exercises became easier, and my balance and coordination improved remarkably. Growing up with ADHD and Dyslexia, I never really felt like I fit in. I had a low self-esteem and I lacked confidence in my own abilities. I no longer feel that way! I finally realized that the biggest block to my success was in my own head. I am now confident, happy and excited about life. I now have people asking me for advice, and I love helping others. There is not a day that goes by that I am not sharing some portion of my Body-for-LIFE® journey with someone.

I am not only setting goals now, I am turning my goals into realities. I now ask myself: What are you looking forward to in the next year? In the next 10 years? It’s exciting to imagine all the wonderful possibilities the future holds. I have learned that the only limits I have are the limits that I put on myself. The Body-for-LIFE® Program is like a tree with many branches which reach out and touch every area of your life, and it has touched my life beyond my wildest dreams! I have come a long way and I am not going back. This is not the end; it’s the beginning of a whole new life, a life without limits. I started the Body-for-LIFE® program to lose weight, I lost the weight and gained so much more. The world is now my playground, and the Body-for-LIFE® Program has given me the energy and enthusiasm to enjoy it! Fulfillment is deciding what you want in life and working towards it. Achieving starts with believing. To win you must want to. Winning=Wanting, Wanting=Desire, Desire is the fuel that burns under you, and keeps you motivated, and gets you to do things you would not do under normal circumstances. Like setting the alarm for 4:00 a.m. so you don’t miss a workout. NOW IS THE TIME! Carpe Diem (Seize the DAY)

*Individual results will vary

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