First off, I would like to thank my amazing supportive FGF family, I could not have asked for a better support team! At the beginning, I was a little hesitant to join the challenge, because of the BIG commitment, but I thought what the heck, how bad can 6 weeks be? Well, it was the toughest 6 weeks of my life! I’ve been a member since August of 2015 and I’ve never worked out in my life before going to FGF! During the challenge, I took it week by week. The struggle to not give into behaviors and what was comfortable, to get past every craving and realize you’re really in control of all of these decisions! After a few times of holding myself accountable and not giving in as I had in the past, I started to really understand how easy it can be. With my diet, I used to focus on calories and the not the quality of the calorie. I never considered ingredients; reading a food label past the nutrition facts panel was foreign tome! I rarely gave consideration to the quality of the food, how it was grown, how it was prepared, etc. It opened my eyes, made me more aware and connected to everything I put in my mouth. When I go to the grocery store, my cart is now filled with whole, fresh foods, every time. After the challenge I probably felt what most others did; empowered, mentally and physically stronger.
1st place challenge winner