Katy Dinkelmann’s Story

“In July of 2016 I gave birth to my second child which resulted in some serious medical challenges. I had atypical HELLP syndrome, resulting in kidney failure, liver failure, and a blood infection. I spent three weeks in the hospital after delivering, during which I had multiple plasmapheresis (removal and exchange of all blood plasma) and five surgeries. IMG_1458In the 6 months following, I had three additional surgeries, many hours of physical therapy and was off work in order to recover. Once my son was a year old, I was ready, physically and mentally, to get back into shape.

“I went straight to my tried and true method of calorie counting and exercising. No results. I re-grouped, cut more calories, and continued to increase my exercise. No results. I was baffled because I have never had a problem losing weight, even after my first child. As I continued my weight loss efforts (Beachbody, Isagenix, etc.) I reached out to my physician about my concerns. My physician, after reviewing my diet and exercise and tested me for metabolic disorders, thyroid, etc., could not understand why I was not able to lose weight. After consulting a second physician, I was sent to an endocrinologist. After several tests, the endocrinologist concluded that I would just have to accept the weight gain. The damage that my body/metabolism had sustained from the array of serious medical challenges was significant. The endocrinologist even offered a prescription, that could help me lose up to ten pounds, but it would only be sustained as long as I took the medicine. This was not an option for me, as I did not want to take another prescription.

“Extremely frustrated, I told myself I would continue to exercise and eat right, for my health, even if I did not lose weight. I had began training at WillPower and loved the workout and the atmosphere. It was challenging and motivating all in the same session. image3Will fosters a health community that is accepting, inclusive and encouraging to everyone. Will recognized my commitment to my health and saw how discouraged I was with my doctor’s opinions. He offered to take on the challenge and help me lose the weight that seemed impossible to shed. In 90 days of working directly with Will I was able to transform my body and lose 25 pounds!

“My energy levels have skyrocketed and I have motivation that I thought was lost. Will’s knowledge of nutrition, exercise and the body combined with his encouragement and patience helped me obtain weight loss that I thought was unreachable. I can look at myself in the mirror with confidence and no longer hide when a camera is near. Words cannot describe the gratitude I have for Will and his willingness to take on a challenge that my doctors deemed out of reach. I am forever grateful for his willingness to take on this challenge.” — Katy Dinkelmann

Peggy Minier’s Story

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“Recently I celebrated the end of my journey with Will. It took me 53 weeks and I lost 75 lbs!!! I am not Will’s typical client that lost their weight in the expected 90 days, but nothing about my journey was typical. I became Will’s challenge.

“When I started out along with my husband, Will warned me that we all have different journey’s and no two are the same. He said that men lose quicker and women are built to retain fat. I soon began to hate my husband’s journey as his number in the weight loss were leaving mine in the dust, but I would soon find out that it is not just about the numbers on the scale and Will’s motto, ‘It’s not a sprint,  it’s a marathon,’ rang true.

“From the beginning my weight loss was extremely slow and after 2 weeks Will had to already tweak my plan. I began to worry that Will would drop me from the program and even voiced my concern to him. He told me if I give 100% commitment to him, he would do the same for me. Through every holiday, birthday, anniversaries, wedding showers and any other celebration that you can think of throughout the year. I was 100 percent true to the plan. I found that some people get very uncomfortable if you are not eating what they are. Some even try to sabotage you. Not sure if they would do that to someone that was an alcoholic by offering them a drink. But really that is what I was with food….I liked to over indulge in the bad stuff.

“My biggest achievement on this journey came 79 days in. I had decided to go in for my physical,  after putting it off for years. I had my cholesterol checked and my results were nothing short of amazing. My total cholesterol went from 240 to 158, and the same results across the board for the rest of the tests. For me, this was all the proof I needed that this plan was making me healthy on the inside and outside.

“The program was easy to follow,  get up in the morning, weigh yourself,  text Will, do your stairs and eat every 2.5 hours. My husband and I would prepare all our food for the week on Sunday and that way there would not be an excuse for having to eat off plan. The cardio sounds simple and it is,  but it is not easy. In the beginning you walk up and down your stairs for 15 minutes. I swear I died on the stairs in the beginning and was out shopping for a ranch and thinking putting an elevator in my house. Still the weight just dripped off, drop by drop. Sometimes there were no drops, and sometimes there were gains. But they started to add up. My body started to form a rhythm.

“Every 4 weeks it would progress would stop and Will would have to adjust my meal plan and/or activity. There would be points where I hated him, but his constant texts and call of encouragement kept me motivated. At times the slow pace was super frustrating, but Will always was there for me. This is where I would have quit on previous plans.  Will’s support kept me going. Let me tell you, if you think you are going to get someone that falls for your whining or complaining, this is not the guy. If I started to even give a hint of complaining, he would say ‘suck it up.’ Yes, I did want to punch him and told him that, but I would not be where I am right now, if he wasn’t like that. I learned that Will was not a crutch, but was a guide to direct me on where to go and what to do. I will forever be grateful to Will for all he has done for me.

“I highly recommend Will’s 90 challenge to anyone that is serious about getting healthy and losing weight in the process. His passion in what he does, gives you results.” — Peggy Minier

Austin Conway’s Story

“52 Pounds in 90 days! Will is a great person to work with. The plan he sets you up with is very easy to follow. Will is always open to answer any questions and help you to your goal. Wills program sets you up for success.

“I was never hungry on the diet and always full. I am very happy with the results. Will understands the challenge of a changing schedule. I appreciated his honesty and coaching.

“This process taught me the importance of eating and the portion sizes that are right for me. I have continued on the plan even after being done with the 90 day challenge. Will wants you to be healthy!” — Austin Conway

Janice Miller’s Story

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“I had waited decades to have the wedding of my dreams, perfectly planned and orchestrated to the last cue, and even started saving up nearly ten years prior to getting engaged or even dating “The One.” When the time finally came to find the perfect dress, it happened exactly like a dream – I had tried on countless dresses to find the top two contenders, and from somewhere in the rafters the sales associate brought down a gorgeous creation that landed us all in tears of joy when I tried it on. And as cliché as it sounds, it was a truly extraordinary experience.

“Everything was practically perfect until my first dress fitting for alterations.
Even though it fit perfectly when I purchased it only a few months back, my fairytale gown WOULD NOT zip up! I felt like a sweaty sardine in a can, barely able to breathe, recoiling in horror when the well-meaning seamstress gently poked at my rib cage saying, “need to lose there.” Reality hit that I needed to lose about twenty pounds, and FAST, as the wedding was nearly two months away. But how…?

“Fate intervened as I was venting my frustration to my massage therapist, when she excitedly told me about a program that could help me. She had just enrolled in the program herself, only a week before, and was already seeing results. The program was Will’s 90 Day Challenge, and she directed me to Facebook where I met Coach Will Tofilski. I needed to lose weight in 60 days, so I was an unusual case, but Coach Will accepted me into the program, confident that we could achieve my weight loss goals with an aggressive plan combining strict food intake and exercise.

“I wasn’t sure the plan would work for me, as I have a plethora of food allergies and must also eat a nonstandard low foodmap diet. The beauty of Coach Will’s program is that he customizes every meal plan to your individual needs, and mine required a host of substitutions from the norm. But after a short period of trial and error, we found one that worked for me, and it was game on!

“Now this plan was not easy, as I was super busy at work and also planning my upcoming wedding, so finding time to prep meals and exercise every day was extremely difficult. I admit I was extremely skeptical at first. But where there’s a (coach) Will, there’s a way, and he was adamant that he could help me fit into my exquisite wedding dress comfortably. I cringed at the thought of weighing in daily; however, when I stepped on the scale the second day, I was surprised I had already lost half a pound! Coach Will encouraged me every morning, answered all my incessant questions, and inspired me to tackle the challenge wholeheartedly. My initial skepticism quickly melted into sheer determination, backed by solid evidence the plan was working. With Coach Will holding me accountable for my gains and losses, I finally believed we could achieve this goal together.

“I carved out time on the weekends for meal prep, froze measured portions for easy assembly, and even brought my own food on trips as needed. I discovered that orange roughy is the tastiest fish on the planet, and can be prepared without using any oils or salt while still maintaining perfect flavor and texture. I found that eating large meals three times a day doesn’t cut it, as our bodies need sustained fuel throughout the day, and cutting portions and eating more often kicked my metabolism into high gear.

“In 30 days I lost ten pounds, and there is no better motivator than seeing concrete results. I had my second dress fitting, and this time the dress zipped up! However, I still could not breathe normally, so knew I had more work to do. After all, I wanted to enjoy every moment of my wedding day, not count the minutes until I could breathe again.
When I had my third and final fitting a week before the wedding, I could breathe easy, and didn’t want to lose any more weight for fear of the dress then becoming too loose! What an amazing feeling that was! At that point I worked with Coach Will to maintain my weight, and he adjusted my food and exercise program to suit this new goal.

“In all honestly, this was one of the most difficult goals I’ve ever accomplished; however, my hard work and dedication paid off in dividends, boosting my emotional health along with my physical. Not only did I fit into my dream dress as comfortable as anything in my closet, but also I received so many compliments, as I developed a waistline that I hadn’t seen since college! This entire journey allowed me to thoroughly enjoy my wedding day and truly love my wedding photos without an ounce of self-criticism. I will treasure them always.

“Thank you, Coach Will, for helping me have the best wedding day ever!” — Janice Miller

Stacy Price’s Story

“I was in need of some way to lose weight. I had tried several other means to not much success. I read a testimony on Facebook of a friend that had gone through Will’s 90 Day Challenge. Her results were great and the process seemed just what I was looking for.

“I read more information on the web page and knew this was for me. The plan let me know what I could eat and when. There was no figuring out what I needed or when I could or couldn’t eat. When I needed a change to my plan, I texted Will, and he was there with an alternative. Will was there with me the whole time. He was available via text all the time.

“I appreciated his honesty and his explanations. Will’s encouragement was outstanding and helped me through those rough days. What I learned from this journey was my body is a machine that needs to be fed to work at an optimum level. Feeding our body every two to three hours allows our body to keep working, burn calories and function properly. This was something I was not doing prior as I would eat breakfast and then not eat again until 1 or 2 in the afternoon due to my job.

“This process taught me the importance of eating and the portion sizes that are right for me. I have continued my plan even though I have been done with Will for two months. I do know that if I ever have a question that I could text him and he would help me out. Will’s true goal is to make all people healthy.” — Stacy Price

 

Steve Minier’s Story

“I am not usually someone that posts anything, but I feel that this is news I need to share. After listening to my son talk about a guy that he worked with making major changes in people’s health, my wife and I decided to give it a try. So in March 2017, we contacted Will at Wills 90 Day Challenge and on March 13, I began my journey with him.

“My weight had been out of control for many years, I was on blood pressure medicine and accepted that this was part of my life, heavy and on medications. Just three weeks into my journey, I was able to come off my blood pressure medicine and this confirmed for me that I was on the right path. 75 days into the plan, I had my annual physical and my doctor was amazed by the changes in my cholesterol and so was I. He said I had the blood work of an 18-year-old.

“My job requires me to travel and even makes it more difficult to maintain a healthy diet, but the tools provided by Will allowed me to still eat healthy, still exercise and make the right choices. With daily communication with Will and some plan changes to meet the changing dietary requirements, Will closely monitored and provided the guidance which helped me lose 73 lbs. over a 5 month period.

“How do you thank someone who has made such a major impact in your life in such a short time? THANK YOU Coach Will for giving me many healthier years and the tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I am truly a believer in this program and will absolutely promote it with family, friends, or to anyone who asks.” — Steve Minier

 

Shannon Lalain on the success of her daughter, Parker, diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

“When my daughter was in seventh grade she became sick with what we thought would be a regular, run-of-the-mill virus. This virus, however, changed the course of her life forever. Its introduction into her immune system triggered a genetic allele that was in her system since birth just waiting to switch on. I brought my daughter to the doctor one morning run down with a fever from a virus and left ten days later from a hospital with a daughter with Type 1 Diabetes.

“This may not seem relevant to a weight loss challenge testimonial, but I assure you, it is. Before this diagnosis, my daughter was very active and played basketball, volleyball and ran track for her school. After her diagnosis, learning to control constant drops in her blood sugar levels kept her sidelined. She was embarrassed to take her blood sugar in front of friends and to give insulin in public as well. She withdrew and became less active.

“This reduction in activity, which became necessary with her sports as she struggled with dropping blood sugars, caused continually increasing weight. Coinciding with all of this was a transition through puberty, with all of its challenges and, of course, weight gain. Between the seventh grade and her senior year of high school, my daughter had put on over a hundred pounds.

“During these years, she had tried many diets. She had consulted many nutritionists. She even followed a very strict gluten-free diet for eleven months and lost less than ten pounds. As a child with Type 1 Diabetes, she does see her doctor every three months. Endocrinologists are concerned with her blood sugar levels, which have been healthy, but have not offered any help with her weight.

“Over this past year, her uncle, who has struggled with his weight, successfully lost 140 pounds with Coach Will. As a family we watched his transformation and were so happy for him and proud of him. Because of this, my daughter asked me if she could work with Coach Will and try the 90 day challenge. I know my daughter is very determined once she wants something, so I didn’t hesitate to facilitate a meeting. Her uncle gave us the information and she was off.

“I must say, my biggest hesitation was whether or not Coach Will would understand the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes because it is huge and most people do not. The very FIRST thing Coach Will did was research this difference and make absolutely certain that he understood it and that he felt confident that he could work with and help my daughter achieve her goals in a safe and healthy way. I think there were many people who told him not to work with my daughter because of her medical issues, and I’m so thankful he took the chance on her.

“My daughter started her 90 day challenge on May 15, 2017. As of today she has lost 57 pounds! Coach Will has been there every step of the way to encourage her. I could not be more impressed. Coach Will really has offered new hope for my daughter who really had given up on the idea of ever being able to lose weight. Thank you, Coach Will!” — Shannon Lalain