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

Monica’s Story

“I was not happy with how I looked and felt! I figured since I was in my 40’s nothing would work anymore, until my friend told me about Will’s plan! She did it and looked great!

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“Will put together a meal plan exactly to my liking (which was not easy being that I’m so picky and a plant-based eater). We put the plan in place and it began working. Will didn’t just guide me through what I was supposed to do, he taught me things I never knew about.

“I asked a lot of questions and his knowledge always helped me understand how and why this program works. I never felt like I was doing this alone, he was always there for me! ‘One meal at a time’ he’d tell me everyday when I’d check in with through text message. I never could have done this on my own!

“When the weight started coming off my clothes became looser and soon after that I had to buy smaller sizes which was something I never thought would happen. Now over 30 pounds lost I couldn’t feel better about myself! I haven’t been at this weight since I was 27.

“Thank you so much Will!” — Monica

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

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