During my entire life I was never an athletic person. At school no one wanted me in their sport teams for the same reason. In my youth I was very skinny until over a decade ago I started to gain weight. I got to a point where my clothes were not fitting anymore; I was tired all day, every day. I had no energy to be with my family, to go to school, or work. I knew that things needed to change, so o
But here’s the thing -- given my career skillset, I hadn’t realized that I had been unconsciously spinning my own story: on Social Media I’d crop myself so that my friends and followers couldn’t see my body. In Real Life, my health was challenged and I’d hide behind clothes that flattered and helped disguise what was happening.
The 12… The more I heard about it, the more annoyed I got! Many friends were doing the Challenge and that is all they talked about. Food Prep. Workouts. And why 12? Why not 15? Or 10? What was all the hype about? But the more people talked about it, the more I became intrigued. I knew I needed to make some changes.
I recently turned 45 and have always considered myself in fairly good shape, not real over eight, healthy, etc.... That was until early this summer (June 2012), when I was walking around the house without a shirt on and my 6 year old told me that I looked fat. Children do not have a sensitivity filter so I turned and looked in the mirror and realized she was right. I thought to myself what in the
Team 12….. Well, it's been THREE days since the official end of our 12 Week Challenge together. I have to say that the experience was so positive, so valuable (I hit 21.2% body fat from a high of 28.7% and lost 17.5 lbs of FAT) and that the HEALTH BENEFITS alone were worth every sweaty minute.
Having spent the past 20 years in and out of gyms, I finally got the nutritional guidance I needed. The 12 Week Fitness Challenge saved me from wasting another 20 years and helped me change the way I look at my diet, my exercise and my life. The program not only holds you accountable for every meal every day, but it also teaches you how, what and when to eat. This knowledge will be with me well be