This interview with Novembers Shaker of the month finished with Kathy Grabham stating, “You have changed my life and I can’t thank you enough”. Kathy’s humble attitude and determination are what the Shake UP stands for!
12 months ago Kathy Grabham made a promise to herself, a commitment that would change her life forever. Feeling old, sluggish and very unfit, Kath promised herself that she would get herself into shape for her 50th birthday. 12 months later Kathy is looking amazing and more importantly she continues to enjoy clean eating and training hard!
We caught up with Kath to chat about how good it feels to strip 25kgs and bring in her 50th year in the best shape of her life!
G’day Kath. Tell us a little about yourself.
Ok well, I work full time for Uni Line as a Business Development Manager. I am a mum of two grown children, 26 and 29 years old and I am very soon to be a grandmother! I am in the best shape of my life and loving it!
Tell us a little about these last 12 months.
Well, 12 months ago I was really struggling to lose weight and I kind of accepted that it was my thyroid and a natural part of getting old. I was struggling getting in and out of the car to see my customers or going up a flight of stairs exhausted! I joined Snap fitness Pacific Pines and
there met the Shake UP trainers and my life changed forever.
Why do you think you have been so successful in shedding that much body fat and keeping it off?
To be honest I am just more organised. I did the Shake UP Transformation Challenge last year and learnt how to eat and the importance of regular healthy eating. I knew this was going to be a lifestyle change for me so I learnt how to surround myself with healthy choices. I love breakfast! I never used to eat breakfast but now I am the master of the 3 minute omelette and never miss it! I will be eating and living like this until I am 80!
You have totally transformed your body, tell us what you have achieved?
Well I started this journey 12 months ago at 83kg and now I am 57kg’s. 20 something Kg’s lighter and all I ever really wanted to do was get under 70kg!
What keeps you coming back to the Shake UP?
I love that this training group always brings out my best. I have tried to train at intensity on my own but I really prefer being here, having the crew around to gauge yourself against. I miss it when I don’t do it and get cranky when I can’t do it! The sessions are always different and very well structured. I love the community feel here. I love meeting a whole community of great people who enjoy doing what I enjoy doing.
Worst exercise or workout?
That bear crawl-push-up workout we do is the hardest thing I have done in a long time! That killed me! Whenever I get out of the car in the car park here I have those butterflies in my stomach and I am thinking to myself, “am I strong enough for this today”?
Kathy has transformed her life and continues to inspire and encourage every member of the Shake UP. We are very fortunate to have members like Kathy in our community and we are stoked to be able to present Kathy with $50.00 of very delicious Zarraffa’s Pacific Pines coffee. Speak to any of the Zarraffa’s Pacific Pines staff and they will gladly tell you that Jimmy and Bernadette Williams are two of the most generous people on the Gold Coast. Thank you for all of the support guys!