"All I can say is that this challenge has had the most positive effect on my life, but let me start at the beginning. I feel the biggest reason for signing-up was that I needed to make a change in my life, routine, eating habits and without a doubt fitness levels.
It was with a great amount of trepidation, nervousness and the fear of the unknown that I signed-up for The Challenge and arrived for my first group session at the gym. Only after that initial session did I realise how out of shape I was and how my eating and exercising habits had deteriorated, and were practically non-existent. Well, if there was one piece of advice I could give anyone partaking in The Challenge is that you need to be 100% motivated and committed to the programme, and that is exactly how I decided to tackle this challenge. After the first week of following the eating plan together with the exercise plan provided and seeing the benefits of losing what I term a fairly significant amount of weight, this was all the motivation I needed. It is difficult at first but by getting into a set routine from the start, it has made the challenge much easier to manage as well as the enjoyment that I have derived from being a participant. As the weeks have passed by, I have seen a significant change in myself some of these being fitter, seeing your physical shape starting to change and I feel as important, especially in all our busy lives and routines, being far less stressed about life and trivial issues in general.
As I near the end of my 12 Week Fitness Challenge and transformation, I can confirm that this is the best thing that I have done for myself in recent years and have found myself wishing I had undertaken a challenge earlier on in my life. It's never is too late to start and through the fantastic support from the organisers, personal trainers and other staff as well as their advice, ongoing motivation and above all making this challenge fun, I can proudly say that I have surpassed the goals that I had set for myself. I am a different person today and most definitely for the better but as we near the completion of The Challenge, I find myself looking to the future and planning how I am going to continue on my journey to remain fit, healthy and enjoy life to the fullest. I am looking forward to continuing my exercise regime and striving to improve who and what I have become.
My sincere thanks goes to everyone involved in my transformation and helping me, and motivating me along the way. This is certainly a challenge I would recommend to anyone wanting to make a change in their life".