The Summer Shape Up Challengers have crossed the finish line and the results are in! The participants did an awesome job completing daily challenges and cheering each other on. During the last four weeks, the challenge participants followed the Whole30 Program and practiced daily habits to help build a better mindset around nutrition and health. Mastering small habits at a time is what helps make your nutrition habits sustainable which leads to lasting changes and results. Many reported improving their kitchen skills as well by attending our Meal Prep 101 class and our Healthy Cooking Class with Clean Plate Club Atl.
“I’ve finally nailed meal prepping.” ~ Jessica
” My blood pressure dropped 7 points in 2 weeks. I hope to be off my blood pressure medicine by the end of the year!” ~ Pam
” If I eat something off diet, I don’t beat myself up, instead I just make a better choice the next meal.” ~ Wendy
“I have finally gotten the hang of meal prepping! I have become a good cook..” ~ Jill
Participants are encouraged to make goals in the beginning of the challenge and these goals include more than just weight loss. Many wanted to improve energy, become a better cook, stick to the challenge 100% and more!
While there were a lot of physical changes participates reached their other goals and reported things like increased energy, quality sleep, making better choices while traveling and on the go, and better at managing stress. That’s what it’s all about folks!
The overall results are outstanding. Out of the 72 finishers in just four short weeks, There was over 136 pounds of fat lost. Great work y’all!
While the challengers did a great job sticking to the Whole30 program the Summer Shape Up is WAY MORE than what to eat and what not to eat. We also practiced daily habits such as no social media, meditation, and spending time with friends, and drinking more water. All of these practices encourage you to view your health holistically and to learn how all these things impact your nutrition choices. This allows you to become more aware of how your habits impact your health and what changes you need to make that are best for you.
“I love the organization of this challenge, the calendar and the additional challenges are really helpful, the InBody Scan was also very informative.” ~Pam
“I stepped on the scale this week and was lighter than I have ever been in my adult life (and my body hasn’t lost weight easily historically, so this is a major victory!). More importantly, though, I feel really great with high energy throughout the day. ~Pearl
“I’ve notices that I’ve got a better mindset. For example, if I make a “mistake” on one meal I’m not giving up on the rest of my meals.” ~ Madison
“I really enjoyed the mindfulness of the challenge.” ~ Shelly
” I used to eat out a TON. I have gotten used to cooking more and feel so much better!” ~ Kelly
These practices are so important to learn so you do not go on a downward spiral if you feel like you have eaten something “bad.” Challengers really learned that if you make a choice that is not in
line with your goals that doesn’t mean all is lost. Instead, changing their mindset to pick right back up and keep going; persistence over perfection!
We all increased our Kitchen IQ in our Meal Prep class with Coach Maddie and Cooking Class with our very own Michelle S., owner of Clean Plate Club Atl. We indulged in delicious recipes including curried meatballs, mini frittatas, and pistachio salsa verde.
You have likely heard one of your FitWit coaches tell you that what you do in the kitchen can either enhance or diminish all that hard work you put in at the gym. Nutrition makes up to 80% of your body composition, and what you fuel your body with matters. Cooking gives you the most control over what you eat! Whether you participated in the Summer Shape Up or not we are here to help support, educate, and challenge you with your nutrition.
Many Challengers want to continue practicing all their new habits to move closer to their goals and have already signed up for our Silver, Gold and Platinum Plans. Be sure to check out our plans to see which one would work best for you. These programs provide accountability and meet you where your nutrition needs are currently.
Now onto the winners… drumroll, please…
For those who received the MOST POINTS EARNED over 5 weeks are:
1st Place: Robbin M. is the winner of personal chef hours with Clean Plate Club Atl. This session will include recipe and menu development and an in-home cooking lesson. AND 3 additional InBody Scans to use throughout the year.
Robbin join Fitwit almost a year ago and rocked the Summer Shape Up Challenge. She plans to continue working on her nutrition goals and has learned a lot over just 4 weeks.
2nd Place: Pam W. is the winner of a one hour nutrition consult with Coach Maddie and 2 additional InBody Scans to use throughout the year.
Pam and her husband both completed the nutrition challenge together and plan to continue practicing all the healthy habits they have established.
The winners for the GREATEST overall fat percentage lost are: (calculated as Body Fat% #1 – Body Fat% #2 / Body Fat % #1)
Note: This is the percentage of body fat loss relative to their starting point. So, some folks may have lost more lbs of fat total, but they have a smaller total fat loss percentage relative to their starting pounds of fat.
1st Place for Women: Michelle S.
1st Place for Men: Andrew B.
These two will receive:
- a pair of Altra running shoes
- ONE MONTH FitWit membership to gift to a friend
- 6 InBody Scans to use throughout 2019!
Michelle lost 3 pounds of fat and dropped her body fat percentage by 1.8%, with an overall total fat mass loss of over 15%! Michelle has been a long time Kirkwood member and consistently comes to 7am camp! Michelle works hard in every workout and is persistent working on her goals and even taking time to do modification and mobility to work through injuries. Michelle is also a personal chef and leads all of our cooking classes during nutrition challenges, her food is delicious y’all! Give her a big high five the next time you see her.
Andrew lost over 3 pounds of fat and dropped his body fat percentage by over 1%,with an overall total fat mass loss of over 14%! Andrew has been a member with his wife at the Kirk for almost two years. He has worked hard to build muscle and get stronger during his time at FitWit while working on mobility to stay movin’ well! Give Andrew a pat on the back the next time you see him.
There is a lot to be proud of through everyone’s accomplishments and results of the Summer Shape Up. For ongoing nutrition education and support keep a look out for our weekly blog posts (Nutritious Nuggets), recipe sharing, and our nutrition programs that include an Online Support Group , Group Accountability Plan, and 1-on-1 Max Accountability Plan. Check out all the deets HERE. If you have questions about nutrition reach out to Coach Maddie any time at [email protected]