Lost 6.4 kilos and 8.2% of her body weight in the 12 Week Beat the Winter Blues Challenge

I decided to enter the 12week challenge because of some health concerns. I needed to get my cholesterol down and iron up.

I was finding that I was being lazy and not putting myself first before I started this. I was really drawn in by the one-on-one coaching and the accountability I would have while working toward my goal. The food planning and being given the tools to be able to action what I wanted was great.

I have just received my results and my cholesterol is down to the numbers my doctor wanted. I feel so much better and can make the most out of the energy I have. During workouts I am finding that I no longer back off because of my breathing or my heart. I have also been able to quit smoking without replacing it with food, rather learning to manage it other ways. These are benefits that I didn’t think I would have ever achieved but with the challenge it was an easy choice to make and do.

The coaches are a blessing. The one-on-one was inviting accountability if you choose to work the plan to achieve the results. Feeling supported when I was having a bad week with food, the refocusing and bringing me back to the here and now and what I was going to do for that week was so good to train my brain to healthier thinking. Finding the “treats” that were on plan and getting excitement when you share about it is great positive thinking and how changes happen and stay in place. The NZ coaches are a positive group of ladies so you can’t help but have positivity. They encourage you to share your meals with others through social media and it’s great to get new ideas and feel like, “Hey I did this today and it was great.” I wouldn’t have accomplished as much as I have with this challenge without their support. It’s truly a blessing to be a part of it all.

My Top 3 Tips

  1. Make the commitment to yourself – you’re worth every bit.
  2. Healthy eating doesn’t mean bland, it means being more creative with foods.
  3. The plan works if you work the plan, commitment is the key.