I started this 12 week challenge with a heavy heart and with lot of scepticism .After all , I've tried all the weight loss products on the market and been on almost all the diets flying around .However , to my amazement , not only have I lost 22.kgs in this WLC and came 2nd , but learnt many lessons .
I've learnt that my body is an amazing entity that requires far less food than what I've given it in the past .
That my body reacts better now with far less .
I've experienced renewed energy levels not existent in the last 10 years or more , much to my enjoyment.
My vision in life has changed and all facets in my life have improved and taken on a new dimension.
My zest for life has increased and I've adopted a new appreciation for my family and life as a whole .
My experience at the challenge :
These weekly meetings became a norm and also occasions I looked forward to with great excitement .
It became a place where different people met and shared a common mission /goal .
Here we shared ideas , recipes , ideas on exercise, tips and also learnt to motivate and inspire each other.
I've enoyed the competitive atmosphere inherent in such a exercise like this where losing is the main objective.
We learnt to continue even in difficult / trying times and be encouraged when even losing a few grams.
I've learnt to be a fighter ,taking the good with the bad , learning that weight loss is definitely a CHALLENGE.
I've built a good relationship and friendship with all the Coaches and benifited from their experience and confidence.
I've enjoyed travelling this journey with all the Weight loss challengers and was quite chuffed with the leadership and example of Conrad and his team.
For me personally , this has been a great experience and an AWESOME journey of discovery , not looking for the person I was in the past , but for the person I really want to be in my present and future.How great to be afforded the opportunity to live life to your full potential and capacity .
I've developed this desire to be a great husband , father and son , but also an individual that leads by example and that can encourage others to also make this LIFE CHANGING DECISION , not for now ,but forever .
After all ,IT IS A WAY OF LIFE.