Are you ready to go from Fat 2 Fit? Then this challenge is for YOU!

The best decision I’ve made in a very long time was to join A New Weigh’s Fat 2 Fit Challenge last year. No idea what I’m on about? Check out my post HERE and read about how I lost 15.6kg / 34.4lb in only 12 weeks. I have no words to express my gratitude to Gaelyn and all the girls who did the challenge with me. It was life changing. The next challenge starts on the 19th and if you need to make a change, I highly recommend that you give it a go. I asked Gaelyn to share a bit of her story and why this challenge is proving to be a huge success: ‘I have always been “big”. In high school my emotional eating started, which led to massive secret binges. I slowly started putting on weight, and should actually have bee a lot bigger than I was – but luckily two provincial sports (synchro and water polo) saved me, and I managed to stay just a little overweight and not obese. That only came once I finished school and started working as a paramedic, with less time to train and exercise, and a highly stressful job where take away is the norm. In 2011 I started a new fitness regime and diet, and slowly started losing weight, but that is when my compartment syndrome started and I was quickly off my feet and in for surgery. When that didn’t go well, I was incredibly depressed and stayed away from any form of exercise – it all hurt and made me face my newfound disability.  After my third surgery...

How I lost 15.6kg / 34.4lb in only 12 weeks – My #F2FChallenge journey

I struggled a bit with the title of this post. I had a few options: ‘How I finally lost my pregnancy weight’. My little girl is almost 4… about time, hey?   ‘I won the #F2FChallenge’. YES! I won! But I don’t really like this one, because I think every single girl who took part in this challenge is a winner.   ‘How I got ‘me’ back… a weight loss journey’. Not a bad one, but I needed the title to make you sit up and listen. A New Weigh deserves the attention.   ‘How I lost 15kg / 34lb by eating pizza’. Yes, you read that correctly… pizza! The A New Weigh approved ‘pizza’ was my go-to meal during this challenge and it’s damn good. Guess what I’m having for supper tonight??   The A New Weigh Fat 2 Fit Challenge is a weight-loss and fitness challenge that provides you with an eating plan, an exercise plan and amazing support. The eating plan works for me 100%. I get to eat a variety of foods and I really like that. I have tried many other eating plans, but I could never stick to it. I like that I get to eat protein, starch and fruit & veg. You even get the opportunity to occasionally have some dessert. I have a terrible sweet tooth, but I didn’t have dessert once during this challenge. I just didn’t feel like it and that is because I ate good food and I felt satisfied. Clean eating for the win! The exercise plan is especially handy if you don’t already exercise. It is...

10kgs and counting…

I was looking for a ‘booyah’ gif to start this blog post off with, but they all make it seem like I’m bragging or gloating. And that is not what this post is about. Don’t get me wrong, I am damn proud of myself, but this post is about sharing a bit of my journey and maybe even inspiring someone to do the same. I started my A New Weigh journey when I joined the #F2FChallenge that kicked off on 15 September ’14. You can read about it HERE and have a look at my previous results posts HERE and HERE. I have lost 10.3kgs to date. As I mentioned in the beginning of this post, I am very happy with my results thus far and 10kgs is a huge milestone for me. But what I have gained on this journey outweighs the weight that I have lost (I am just full of puns today). I have some of my confidence back. I walk down the street with my head held a little higher than usual. I am no longer walking around trying to blend into the crowd; scared that I may bump into someone I know. It’s not just because I feel better about the way I look, it’s because I am not carrying the shame around anymore. The shame of trying to solve my problems with food, the shame of eating in secret, the shame of eating to the point where my body can’t take it anymore, the shame of forcing food down my throat in an attempt to force down emotions, to keep them buried deep down inside....

#F2FChallenge: Month 1 = RESULT!

I don’t really have much to say here as I think that my results says it all. I am SO happy that I have finally found a program that works for me. I am eating good, clean, healthy food and I feel satisfied and my cravings are under control. Of course I would love some chocolate (I haven’t gone mad), but I haven’t had the urge to devour a whole slab. What I love about this eating plan is that I don’t feel deprived. I get to eat protein, starch, fruit and veg. And don’t think that because I’m eating ‘clean’ that I don’t get to eat good food. My favourite A New Weigh meal is the #ANW approved pizza. Damn good! I’ve wanted to take a pic to put on Instagram, but it hasn’t stayed on my plate long enough. It’s that good! I feel lighter, I look slimmer and I am enjoying exercise more and more each day. This isn’t just a diet, this is a new way of living. I feel great!! Thank you so much Gaelyn and A New Weigh. I’m looking forward to the next 2 months of this challenge. And for the first time in a very long time, I’m looking forward to summer....

The Climb

Today marks 3 weeks on the #Fat2FitChallenge and I am happy to report that it’s going well. That’s a lie… I am ECSTATIC!! I will share my weight and cm loss with you next Monday. For the first time a long while, I feel truly motivated and committed to doing something about my weight and I am working towards a definite goal. And this time I will succeed. Back to the title of this post. I have been doing quite a few long walks lately and the song that plays every time I’m on the biggest hill on my route, is The Climb by Miley Cyrus. I have always loved this song, but this time it has new meaning. Yes, I am working towards a goal and a specific outcome, but if I don’t want to go through this again, I have to focus on the journey and work through my issues. You see, if you have a weight problem, chances are that there are underlying issues that you have to address. Note that by ‘problem’ I don’t mean carrying an extra couple of kg’s because you can’t say no to chocolate or you partied too hard over the holidays. Your weight becomes a problem if it is negatively affecting your health and the way you live your life. There are people who can’t understand why some of us struggle with losing weight… just eat less and move more. In principle it should be that simple. If only. Some people use food as comfort. Some literally jam food down their throats in an attempt to force emotions down… to...

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