MALE Nick Tait
WON $250 Supp Pack
I entered the 60 Day Body Challenge as I needed a big goal to aim for. I had a bad run of injuries from the start of the year, I had ongoing issues with both wrists, pecs and lower back so I was very limited to what I could and couldn't do. My training progressively got worse and my eating not only followed but overtook completely. I've always been incredibly healthy with my food choices but I thought I'd 'make the most' of my time off training. Bad choices became bad habits and I was at one stage up to about 6 ice creams a night and litres of custard as snack throughout the day!!! This is not really what I'd call 'making the most' of my time off. Instead of fuelling my body to recover quicker I found myself on a slippery slope going backwards further and further. Now I had even more issues cause of the extra weight! My energy levels went down, my moods went down, my fitness went down, my sex drive dropped a hell of a lot and I was barely able to keep up with my 8 year old twins - I had zero motivation to do anything but eat crap... And to top it off the extra weight had given me sleep apnea (which I'd never experienced)! This had to stop!
Having always prioritised health at the top of my life I knew I needed a big change. I heard about the 60 Day Body Challenge and I was in! I looked at what I needed to achieve and set about doing so immediately. I was tired of feeling tired. I needed to get back to my old self. I spontaneously booked a trip to Thailand to stay in a training camp where I could train twice a day and eat healthy again. I stayed there for a week only but this enough to get me right into gear. Funnily enough all my injuries started to feel a hell of a lot better once I cleaned up my diet and lost some weight. I continued the trend throughout the 60 days and felt better and better with each day. BY THE END OF THE CHALLENGE I HAD LOST A TOTAL OF 13KGS AND FELT AMAZING!!! I wasn't tired any more, my moods are way better, my fitness is through the roof, my sex drive is right back up there again and my sleep apnea is just a memory. At the start of the challenge I weighed in at 100.5kgs and on the final day of the challenge I weighed in at 87.3kg and couldn't be happier. A massive thank you to Nutrition Warehouse for putting on the challenge to give people a healthy goal to aim at.
FEMALE Jenni Potter
WON $250 Supp Pack
This 60day body challenge has taught me so much about how to incorporate healthy foods and exercise into my everyday life, but also, how to enjoy doing so! Last year, a combination of stress and lack of time for myself led to depression and extreme and rapid weight gain. For months, I have been trying to lose the weight, but no matter how hard I worked at the gym, I would ruin it with my food. When my husband tagged me in the challenge pre-registration on Facebook, I was scared to try, and risk failing, yet again. But he promised me 100% support, if I promised 100% commitment to the challenge. So, we signed up together and began our journey. I found the easiest thing to do was spend several hours on the weekend doing a massive meal prep cook-up, and planning where we would and could incorporate gym around work, uni, kids and life.
I found pre-preparing our meals made the plan so much easier to stick to, as I have often made bad food choices out of laziness, but if a meal is already cooked, all it takes is a minute to reheat it! I started to enjoy healthy meals, the recipes are simple but delicious, and most of them are family friendly. I have lost over 8.5kg and 35cm in the 60 days, managing to do over 70 workouts in that time, and can see not only a huge difference in my body, but feel such a change in my mindset and happiness. I have even received nominations at my workplace for my increase in positivity and the effect it has had on my work and workmates. Posting daily updates on my Instagram and Facebook have kept me accountable not just to myself, but also the world.