Sean Considine finishes his 28 Day Challenge down exactly 18 lbs and ready to continue his drive toward an optimal healthy lifestyle. Listen to what Sean has to say on how this system has impacted his way of thinking and how it has instilled new, healthy habits for life.
"After having 2 kids in 19 months, my body had been stretched to the limit and I felt like I had basically fallen apart. My first pregnancy brought not only a baby into my life, but 60 pounds as well. After giving birth, I easily lost the first 20-25 pounds, but after that, every pound was a struggle. I managed to take off a total of about 40 pounds by the time my son was 10 months old and I became pregnant again. This pregnancy only brought about 40 additional pounds, but I was still at the same final weight as with my first. This time around also came with an injury making it impossible to begin exercising as soon as I had hoped. Two months after giving birth, I had again lost the first 25 pounds without much effort, but then stalled out. At the same time I was becoming frustrated about taking off the extra weight, I learned about the 28-Day Challenge. Scott at PPT understood that I experienced an injury 2 months earlier, so he realized an intensive exercise regimen was not possible, not to mention the fact that I was still up all night with a newborn and wasn’t always able to commit to exercise as I would have liked. When he first told me of the dietary limitations he wanted me to make, I thought to myself that there was no way I could ever give up bread, let alone suppress my sweet tooth. Nevertheless, my husband and I took on the challenge together. Admittedly, the first week was somewhat difficult. Not only was it difficult to sort through all the foods we could no longer eat as there were things hidden in foods we thought were ‘safe’, we still had some pretty strong cravings. But it was all downhill from there. Weight and inches began steadily coming off. As a nursing mother, my doctor warned me about losing weight too quickly and indicated I should target 1-2 pounds per week. After 28 days, I lost 7 pounds and 2.5 inches off my waist – right on target. As my injury healed (and as my infant son’s sleep schedule allowed), I added more exercise and strength training. Three months after beginning the challenge, I am still going strong and steadily losing weight. I am ecstatic to have lost the same amount of weight 5 months after this pregnancy that I fought tooth and nail to lose in 10 months after my first pregnancy. I’m not yet at my goal (pre-first baby weight), but I know that with my commitment, together with PPT’s commitment to help me succeed, my goal is not only attainable, but likely to be achieved in the next 3-4 months.When people comment to me about the changes they are seeing and ask how I did it, I always tell them what a life changing event the decision to take on the 28-Day Challenge was and encourage them to take it on as well. The response I always get is that they could never give up this or that, but I’m proof that you not only can, but you will quickly become surprised at how easy it is to become happier, healthier and more energetic."
Sally K., Chicago, IL
Sally K., Chicago, IL