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Mikkie’s Journey: Trying To Lose Weight, This Stage Actress Almost Lost Her Voice
I am completely shocked by the results. The best part is, I know that this is only the beginning and it can only get better.
Living your childhood dream is a privilege not too many people enjoy. One of the fortunate ones is theatre actress Mikkie Bradshaw-Volante. Bagging plum roles left and right, she’s fast becoming a star in her own right. But as she would come to realize, the glitz of the spotlight comes with a prize.
In the theatre world, Mikkie had to weather tough competition, long hours, and an erratic schedule. However, it’s the pressure and constant criticism to look a certain way that took a toll on her.
“They’re always going to say you’re too fat, you’re too skinny, you’re too tall, you’re too short, you’re too dark, you’re too light… If you want to fit a certain role, you have to fit a certain size, whether you like it or not,” Mikkie recalled.
Determined to make her mark in the industry, Mikkie resorted to risky and unhealthy methods to keep her weight off. She would obsess over measuring herself and purging her meals. Her eating disorder led to a soul-crushing consequence – her vocal cords were damaged. At the risk of losing her main instrument, everything she has worked for can come crashing down.
“This is my instrument, I sing through this, I dance through this, I act through this. I need to keep my instrument in tip-top shape. And if I don’t, my work will suffer.”
As fate would have it, Marie France came to Mikkie’s life just when she needed it most. Having tried out different weight-loss methods, she was wary of giving it a try but as the results started to show, she learned to trust the process.
“Like anyone else, I had my doubts. But I stuck it out and I am completely shocked by the results. The best part is, I know that this is only the beginning and it can only get better.”
Mikkie is currently undergoing the FMS Elite treatment for overall weight-loss. With the help of the Vara Pulse treatment, her legs and arms are now slimmer and tighter. For her tummy, the Thermo Magnetic Pulse treatment not only reduced her fat, it also tightened her skin.
Mikkie’s Best Bod For Life journey with Marie France has led to amazing results. She’s now 12 lbs. lighter, 6.5 inches thinner on her waist, and 3.8 inches slimmer on her tummy. As she inches closer and closer to her best bod, she’s now at her most confident. Gone is the weight-obsessed insecure girl, welcome the woman who’s now ready to take on the world.
“I never realized how much I was holding myself back because of my weight… Now, I feel like there isn’t anyone stopping me. I feel like I’m myself again.”