Bydon•November 14, 2013•Resources, Videos•Comments Off on Kevin Sak – 28 Day Challenge: Day 25
"On July 8, 2013 my husband and I began the 28-Day Challenge. One year later we can say without a doubt that it was the best decision we could have ever made. When we began, we simply saw the challenge as a challenge to lose some of the weight we so desperately wanted to lose. However, very quickly we saw the true meaning of the challenge – to be healthy. For us, the challenge brought us relatively easy weight loss, but also a new viewpoint on life and health. When we began the challenge last year, we had a 2.5 month old newborn and a 22 month old toddler. I weighed 35 pounds more than before I got pregnant and generally felt awful and exhausted all the time. One year later I have not only lost the extra 35 pounds (and 9 inches off my waist) and my husband has lost 40 pounds (and 10 inches off his waist), but we are working towards being in the best shape of our lives thanks to the workouts PPT has specially tailored to fit us. We are no longer sitting on the bench watching our boys play at the park; we are climbing up the slides and jungle gyms alongside them and chasing them around until they are tired, instead of until we are tired. The most important thing we learned from this experience was that it is not hard to be a healthy weight. We learned how different foods affected our weight, how we could gain weight by not drinking enough water (water, really??? something so easy caused me to gain weight?!) and that exercise does not need to consume your life to work (I committed to only two 45 minute sessions per week!). Even after a year, people still ask questions like ‘Don’t you ever just want to eat pizza, or cookies, or…? That must be torture’. And yes, we do want to eat those foods sometimes, but after PPT helped us learn how certain foods affect our bodies, we’ve found we can still eat them; we’re just smarter about it. For me, there are some foods that my body is better off avoiding (like corn, who would have thought?) and knowing what they are makes it easy for me to keep myself on track. If you’re reading this wondering if the 28-Day Challenge could work for you, the best advice we have is to just stop thinking and do it! We made the commitment to take on the challenge, but PPT gave us back just as much commitment to make sure we get to where we want to be, we are proof of that."