Physique competition is not just about the final result, it’s also about the process and sometimes transformation to get there, which is what the Transformation Category is all about! This year we had some amazing individuals compete in the Transformation Category and want to spotlight Molly Fiddelke, who was the female Transformation champion. Below is her inspiring story and journey.
WHAT WAS YOUR MOTIVATION TO CHANGE?
After losing my little brother to addiction and depression, my dad to liver cirrhosis, and receiving my own liver disease diagnosis, I decided I had no other options but to change my path. My husband Tony, daughter Margaret, and mom Debbie are my whole world. I owe it to them to be the healthiest version of myself mentally, spiritually, and physically. They are easily my number one “why” factors.
HOW DID YOU ACCOMPLISH YOUR TRANSFORMATION GOAL?
I started my journey almost 4 years ago by making small sustainable changes to my daily food habits and began working out 5-6 days a week at Next Level Extreme Fitness. Last summer I decided to kick things up a notch by enlisting the help of Impact Action Coaching. Counting macros and adding some extra strength training to my already solid regimen, proved to be game changers!
HOW DO YOU INTEND TO MAINTAIN CHANGES FOR THE LONG-TERM?
The changes I have made have become habits that are easy to maintain. My why factors keep me motivated on the end goal of overall heath and my own personal competitiveness and tenacity help with the daily grind. I like to set shorter term fitness goals to keep things interesting. Next up, I am working my way to competing in a power lifting competition.
WHO DO YOU WANT TO THANK?
My family for unconditionally loving and supporting me always. My coaches Ryan Downs with NLXF and Ryan Irwin with Impact Action Coaching for seeing my potential and challenging me to reach for it. My gym girls for their never-ending encouragement and positivity.
Bodyfat down from 26.5% to 21.35% (5.15% change)
Body weight lost: 20.2 lbs
Total inches lost: 8, inches around waist 1.75, inches around hips 3.625
Congratulations Molly on your accomplishment and for your success in the transformation category!! For information on next NANBF Natural Iowa competition and how you can maybe find yourself in the Natural Iowa Competitor Spotlight, check out the next upcoming competition here