12 Weeks Later, Ambush Makeover Winner Reveals New Self

By Cristina Frank

May 17, 2012 Updated May 17, 2012 at 2:29 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) - 12 weeks ago, we introduced you to a woman who was about to go through a 3-month total life makeover.

You've followed her blog on our website and now - time is up!

She's been sweating it out and Susan Rick says she's lost a lot - but gained even more.

It's been 12 sweat-filled weeks of presses, steps and a lot of work.

"The small groups are a lot of fun because there are more people in it, one on one is always a lot of fun as well, the tabata," Ambush Makeover Winner Susan Rick says.

Rick nominated herself for Positive LifeForce Fitness's "Ambush Makeover" for a chance to start over.

Now, she's lost 11 inches off her waist and nearly 20 pounds on the scale.
"Now, I look forward to working out. It's become part of my life. It's given me a new outlook on life. It's given me goals to look forward to and goals that you've meant to say, 'atta girl.'"

Rick - along with a couple other winners - tackled personal and group training, spinning classes, TRX, yoga, pilates - to turn into their best.

"Gave me more self-confidence. More stamina. I sleep better. In the future, I am coming back - I am doing more," Kathi Cederborg said.

Trainers say they didn't just clock in time at the gym - but changed their mindset.

"To see the transformation in people and where we start and just ...And it's really, it's not just a body transformation, it's an overall transformation of a person," Positive LifeForce Owner Kelsey Newman said.

The winners, like Rick, say the job isn't over yet.

Rick says fitness is now a way of life and there is more she wants to accomplish.

But to do it all over again - she says she wouldn't change a thing.

"I've met a lot of great people and picked up a lot of ideas and hopefully encourage other people to just get out there and get moving, just do it," Rick says.

Doing more than just moving - but changing her life.

Positive LifeForce says it wants to make this Ambush Makeover an annual project.

If you want to check out Susan's bog posts and videos from the past 12 weeks, go to our website, wbng.com and click under the 'lifestyle ' tab.