After a tough 6 weeks in the Fit Body Transformation Challenge, we have finally announced our winners.
In 3rd place, Brie Nicol, who lost a total of 2.6 lbs and 8.5 inches.
Winner: 1 Free Month
In 2nd place, having lost a total 8lbs. and 9.75 inches, is Teresa McClaskey.
Winner: 2 Free Months
Finally, in 1st place, having lost 15.4 lbs. and 20.5 inches, is Emily Bocanegra.
Read their stories below.
Life felt like it was just dragging on and I was exhausted all the time with a new baby wondering how to get my body back! I had a long and difficult pregnancy and gave birth to our 2nd baby girl in January 2020. Last year, I suffered a stress fracture in my left foot and had to be off my foot in a boot for about 9 weeks! I was very frustrated and kept struggling with losing weight and keeping it off. I struggled with feeling self-conscious about how my body looked and had enough when my daughter turned 3 months old. I started working out and eating healthier and tried to get more sleep. I made a choice that I wanted God’s best for myself which included taking better care of myself by losing weight so I could take care of others. After a month of doing it on my own, I heard about the 6 Week Fit Body Transformation Challenge and wasn’t sure about it, but decided to go for it anyway because I had nothing to lose.
I needed extra motivation to lose weight and actually KEEP IT OFF. I also wanted to be one of those moms people compliment and say, “Wow, you don’t look like you just had a baby.”
Staying motivated to workout 5 days each week was difficult! Not comparing my level of fitness or activity level to anyone else’s and celebrating the victories along the way.
It reminded me how capable, committed and strong I truly am. Ali was such a huge motivation for me, as she spurred me on through the challenge and reminded me how I’d just had a baby 5 months ago and was doing great.
I’m proud that I stuck with the challenge and didn’t let the weight fluctuations on the scale trip me up like in the past.
I didn’t re-injure my left foot(plantar fasciitis) even with all the intense activity. I started to stretch before and after every workout and have little to no lower back pain now after losing over 15 pounds in 6 weeks!
I am looking forward to life and upcoming events rather than dreading them and being embarrassed about the way I look physically. I actually am learning to enjoy having my picture taken now! It’s truly an inside job, but feeling good about how I look on the outside after losing weight and inches off my body helps immensely! I smile more often, have energy for my children and have more energy overall.
I would say, “Go for it! If I can do it, so can you!” “What have you got to lose?”😉
My main struggle has always been my eating habits. Since we we were logging our food I felt more accountable. Actually seeing what I ate helped me see what I could eat more of and what I had to cut back on. During the challenge I felt like I was part a team. I had to exercise and stay within my caloric intake because I did not want to disappoint my coach.
I participated mainly because I wanted to lose weight and joining the challenge would keep me in check.
At times it was hard to stay motivated. I overate several times but I was able to pull myself back into challenge mode.
I realized that in “dieting” I will not go hungry. Most days I was satisfied staying within my allotted calories.
I lost 8 lbs. and almost 10 in. I also stuck to the challenge for all 6 weeks!
I feel good, I feel strong and I’m starting to like how I look again.
I now know what I have to do in order to continue my weight loss journey.
Do it. It will teach you discipline and how to eat healthier.
Life before the challenge was very difficult. I was struggling with life in quarantine. I was furloughed from my job and at home with my 2.5 year old son all day, every day by myself — 4th floor apartment, no yard… being told to stay at home for days on end. In addition, I had to postpone my wedding that I had been planning for over a year. I lost all motivation to workout and take care of myself. I began to eat horribly and was slowly gaining weight and losing muscle. I suffer from bipolar depression and severe anxiety, so things got really bad. I was on a downward spiral.
When I saw the challenge come through in my email I got excited. Mostly, I wanted live workouts that I could be a part of again. Honestly, I didn’t even really read through what the challenge was all about before I signed up. I just wanted to workout again! I loved FBBC when I trained for Spartan, and I thought this would be a great opportunity to do something for myself again.
My biggest challenge was 100% the food. I realized I have no self control when it comes to food. If it’s in front of my face, I will probably eat it. Also, weighing, measuring, and logging every single thing through the app was pretty time consuming. Some days I was just over it.
When I started the challenge I hadn’t worked out in probably a month. My first workout was hard. I was super disappointed in myself. I had lost a lot of what I had worked so hard for before quarantine. As the weeks went on and my workouts continued, I started to feel more and more like my old self. I was stronger, happier, and healthier. I now feel like I can walk back into my old gym right where I left off. In regard to nutrition, the challenge made me realize how much I was overeating! I know how to eat healthy, but my portions were so out of whack. It was definitely hard to stay around my 1300 calorie threshold every day, that’s for sure. That challenge was huge. Some days I was super strict and nailed it, which made me feel great. Other days I gave into temptation a bit, but still tried hard to stay under my calories and finish off the day strong. The challenge made me cognizant of my water intake, and I added Everyday Fit to my regimen to make sure I was hitting my oz each day. I am no longer depressed and feeling sorry for myself. I feel strong again, and that is huge for me. I need to feel solid and strong, not jiggly and weak. The challenge made me realize how much I need exercise to keep my mental state in a positive place. I am so glad I did it.
Getting myself back to where I was pre-quarantine. I am strong, happy, and confident again. My strength and endurance are back up to where they were 4 months ago. My head is in a good place. This was my goal going into the challenge, and I am so happy to say I succeeded.
I guess my answer would be the same as what I wrote above. I am happy, strong, and confident again. I don’t feel sad and lazy anymore. I have more energy and much less anxiety.
I now have a grasp on how much I should be eating each day. This was never anything I had really honed down on before. I will continue to work on my nutrition each day and hope to get better and better at it. Life is good. MUCH better than it was pre-challenge!
DO IT. You have absolutely nothing to lose.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE TOUGH LADIES WHO WORKED SO HARD. A SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED, YOU ALL DID AN AMAZING JOB!
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