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.

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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 I spent 3 months in bed and on crutches, and during that time got stuck into Pinterest in a BIG way. I started pinning all sorts of recipes and workouts and dream bodies and inspirational posters and the switch was flicked. I knew that as soon as I was able to, I would start exercising again and turn my life around. And that’s exactly what I did! 

Over the 2 years I have had ANW I have changed quite a lot about the program, updating and improving things to make my clients experience on the program easier and more fulfilling. At the moment I am so happy with ANW and how it works, what it does to people emotionally and physically, and how much everyone enjoys it. I wanted ANW to be a lifestyle change, and that is exactly what it has become. 

The challenge was inspired by the hundreds of weight loss challenges world wide at the moment. Money is a great motivator, both knowing that you can’ quit because you have invested your hard earned money in it, and as a prize! I offer a R3000 cash prize to the biggest loser on each 12 week challenge (calculated on total % weight loss and participation in all three fitness tests. People love a little competition, they love being given a strict “prescription” to follow, and I really see in every challenge just how well this system works. Girls lose an average of 11kg each per 12 weeks, which is just phenomenal! They are getting brave enough to share their journeys online via their blog/Facebook/Instagram which is so exciting, because it spreads the message that REAL women can successfully and fairly easily change their lives. They show what REAL women look like, and what weight loss looks like, and most importantly it inspires the women they know. Around 40% of my clients are direct referrals from people who have joined ANW.’

For more on A New Weigh and this challenge, check out the website or Facebook page or follow A New Weigh on Instagram. You won’t be sorry!


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 a great guide to get you moving. Trust me, you’ll sweat. And you’ll love it.

At first I wasn’t too keen on the WhatsApp or (private) Facebook group (only because I’m already part of many), BUT it proved to be invaluable! We got to share, encourage, complain, ask for advice. It broke my heart when the groups were closed at the end of the challenge. You girls helped me stick to the plan and if it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t have made it this far. You are all spectacular and I have so much love for each and every one of you! YOU made all the difference.

I can go on and on and on about how this challenge has changed my body, my attitude and how I feel about myself, but I think these pics will say it all:



I feel like I finally have ‘me’ back. Thank you Gaelyn for helping me change my life.

The next challenge will start in Jan ’15 and I will probably see you there. I have a couple of kgs to go and loads of toning to do, and with the help of A New Weigh and the Fat 2 Fit Challenge, I know I’ll get there. Keep an eye on the blog as the details of the next challenge is coming soon.