WOW IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT. THE RESULTS FROM THIS YEAR'S NUTRITION CHALLENGE WERE ASTOUNDING.
We could have picked from dozens of incredible achievements. We saw 40 pound deadlift PRs, crazy improvements on a very difficult metabolic test, and a whole lot of inches lost. Oh yea, did we mention this was all done in 6 weeks!?
Congratulations to Tarah and Jeff! These two athletes were extremely dedicated and the results show.
I am so thankful for Mandy’s lectures and shared knowledge in this nutrition challenge. Her lectures not only showed me how to properly fuel my body before and after workouts, but also helped me learn more about macro-nutrients and how they affect the body. I have used this knowledge to try to properly balance meals not only for myself, but for my family. Starting the nutrition challenge, I knew the hardest part for me would be the meal planning. While others said it was easiest to spend one whole day preparing meals for the week, this seemed impractical to me since I had to somehow tie my challenge in with preparing meals for my family – with a very picky two year old. After a lot of practice and frustration in weeks 1-2, I was able to use MyFitnessPal and plan my whole day so that I would meet my macro-nutrient goals set by Mandy and still plan a healthy dinner that the whole family would enjoy. Not only did I see a physical change in the way my body looked, but I had better performance in the gym, more energy during workouts and throughout the whole day, and slept so good at night! I really enjoyed the Facebook Group setup for the challenge. With almost daily posts from other members, it helped to make me feel held accountable for what I ate, and helped to stop me from “cheating”. Even with the challenge over, I am still trying to meet the same daily macro-nutrient goals since I had such a great experience. I am ready for the next challenge!