12 Week Challenge RESULTS!
At the start of the plan I was just miserable. I'd become so uncomfortable mentally and physically it was exhausting. Our football season was a disaster, I was so unfit and so much heavier and less strong than other years, I was so disappointed never getting any game time.
I started out just wanting to feel fitter and stronger and feel like myself again. I've hit so many performance goals; 3 km, 5 km, 5 km sub 30 mins, my first 10 km, and probably most exciting, my first ever push up!! The change is crazy, I'm down 11.1 kg and 59 cm all over! I've learned so much about planning and considering my food choices, I know now how to make everything fit into my goals! Mentally I'm so much more positive, motivated and focused on everything in life, not just fitness!! I'm finally able to run too, I'm excited for football training to be back now!!
Honestly, the biggest change for me is in my relationship. Before this challenge, I was miserable and not knowing why. I'd started to consider ending a 6 year relationship because I lacked confidence so much I hated how I looked and felt. Now I'm more confident than ever and I'm enjoying life so much more! You've helped to save my relationship without even knowing!
At the beginning of the 12 week challenge I was a person who always told myself I wouldn’t be able for that when I looked at others on their fitness journey!
After having 2 babies in the space of 21 months I had got myself into a rut. Tiredness and life was my excuse to have what I wanted in the evening. After losing 7 1/2 stone in the past my weight is always something I worry about. I need a challenge to get me back to the old me, the me who didn't put on clothes and feel bad. Even though I didn't look it to other people I felt it in myself.
I am now happier than I have been! I have realised that I don't have to restrict myself I have to just know my allowance and adhere to that and I have changed my lifestyle.
It has been a pleasure to work with you
I have just completed the 12 week challenge. I had set myself the challenge at the start of this to learn how to do a full push-up, learn more about nutrition and eating healthier, another little aim was to reach 125lb, which I did!
This is such a great programme, and I would highly recommend the challenge and Paul to everyone!
What a 12 weeks! There’s no doubt that it’s taken you a 6 week lockdown shred challenge, a 3 week challenge and this 12 week program to drill into my head that a number on the scale does not determine my value as a person!
This 12 week challenge was different to the others. Originally, I was completely focused on fat loss, the scales and how I looked. I’d be lying if I didn’t acknowledge that I was still focusing on how I looked at the very beginning of the 12 weeks but quickly my mindset shifted. I had just started back to work and really became aware of how active or non-active I was during work and how much graft I had to put in to get my steps up after work and before bed. This really pushed me to be more creative and increase my activity throughout the day and now that has become a habit of mind.
Of course then I had an emergency surgery just a few weeks in and I can’t forget how I felt those weeks after - I wasn’t worried about putting on weight, I was worried that I wouldn’t get to reach my performance goals. I was worried that I would feel unfit again. I was worried I would go back to stage zero of my fitness journey.... and then that was it, your support made me realise that fitness is a journey and a never-ending one at that.