Why did you register for the challenge?
I registered for this challenge to find more creativity in my meals, and cut back on old habits of unhealthy snacking. Challenging myself to eat “squared” in order to add structure in my eating habits, and color to my plates.
How much did you lose/gain?
+3lbs of muscle, -4% BF
What did you learn in this challenge?
Creating time for yourself to fully think about what is going into your body makes for a new appreciation of foods, and most importantly how great you feel! (especially in the gym).
How easy or difficult did you find the principles in the challenge to be?
Eating healthy can be difficult at times. It takes more commitment and time to pay attention to the ingredients we put into our body. I found this challenge to be hard at first. Then, once you realized how great you start to feel it became a routine, or habit. Why stop a habit that makes you feel this great?
Tell us how you did it? How were you able to be successful?
Try new foods. Experiment. You’d be surprised how many healthy recipes are out there with whack ingredients you’d never think of. Vegetables are your best friend. Don’t be scared to throw an avocado in your brownies!
In addition, make time for yourself at the gym. If you can’t make it one day, don’t let it ruin your flow for the week.
What was the biggest obstacle you overcame?
Healthy eating vs. Busy lifestyle.
The Achilles of healthy habits. I found myself overcoming this obstacle by packing simple snacks for the road. Makes the drive go faster, and makes you feel good when you get there. I also found myself drinking more water between meals- rather than filling myself up with snacks all the time.
Going forward, how different will your nutrition be prior to the challenge?
Avoiding 2 bad days of nutrition in a row, while giving myself grace on the days I may not be so perfect.
Looking for perfection just ain’t it- Aim small, miss small.
Setting small goals, and hitting them consistently- rather than creating massive goals I can’t reach everyday. Healthy habits are a rollercoaster, realizing this is the first step in change!