At 176kgs, I decided to make changes to my life…

by Rusty on April 11, 2013

Phia WilsonBeing at my heaviest, weighing in at 176kgs I decided to make changes to my life. I had everyone telling me about my obesity, but I just didn’t want to listen. I decided to take matters into my own hands, because it was well overdue and I was so unhappy with myself. I realised I neglected my body for such a long time that it was time to make a change.

I started my journey in 2011 when I decided to join a fitness program called Fit 4 Life from there on in kilos started dropping. I started going back to the gym which I am a member of Fitness Plus for 5 years and started utilising my membership. I was in the zone training at the gym and going to Fit 4 Life and eating properly. I can actually say I was feeling good about myself I had more confidence. I was getting fitter, stronger, eating healthier and shedding the extra weight I have been carrying my whole life.


I would like to thank my mentors during my journey which is still a continual process of my life. Thank you to John and Fiona Mann of Fit 4 Life, Flo Ellis, Wendy Cox-Ropata and Tommy Alapati of Fitness Plus. These people have been a source of encouragement, motivating me and pushing me to my limit. But most importantly I would like to thank the Lord because without him I wouldn’t be able to lose all this weight if it wasn’t for his strength.

I am 29 years of age and now sitting at 87kgs have lost 89kgs to date and still long way to go till I reach my ultimate goal. I have learnt that this is a lifestyle it’s making changes for the better and living life to the fullest.

Phia WI would like to encourage and challenge those who are battling obesity to start somewhere, make small changes and go from there. Set a goal and to never give up and doubt yourself, because you can do anything if you set your mind to it. If I can do it then so can you!


To get the same help with losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle, give Flo, Wendy or Tommy a call today on (09) 267 0154!


Rita April 11, 2013 at 8:40 am

You are amazing suga and I love that I could see the future through your eyes. It says it all… suga, you gonna have to start chasing off the men now!.. You are Awesome Beautiful Unique and more .. A great inspiration for many !!!

Kris April 11, 2013 at 9:04 am

Help I’m too heavy

Rusty April 11, 2013 at 11:12 pm

Hey Kris,

Call us today to make a start (first step’s always the hardest but as you can see from Phia, it gets better!) 🙂

stefanie April 11, 2013 at 9:16 am

obese and ugly. need help. cant walk cant work cant clean up cant play with my kids. hate it. desperate for help

Rusty April 11, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Hi Stefanie,

Have you given us a call yet? Call (09) 267 0154 to speak to Wendy, Flo or Tommy today if you’re ready to make a change. All the best!

AILEEN April 11, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Miss Wilson you look beautiful and awesome…well done on what you have achieved so far…stay awesome because you look wonderful.

Val Tuagalu April 12, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Hi there,,
such inspiration, i need to work off this weight, dat way hopefully my husband will follow.


Biukah April 15, 2013 at 3:34 am

Amazing Fiafia, you are absolutely an inspiration to all us ladies battling the bulge!.. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your story! xx

Samson June 29, 2013 at 10:21 am

Great work Fia. I need your motivation and determination 🙂

Rachel White August 14, 2013 at 12:00 am

Amazing! An absolute inspiration! I am speechless, I will be in touch with the team there at fitness plus asap!

Slade August 15, 2013 at 1:19 am

Great work you look amazing.Your story is a motivation for others. keep up the good work. 🙂

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