I’ve always felt uncomfortable about my weight, starting as early as age 12. I started exercising in my early 20’s, then began weighing food and counting calories, and lost some weight. Fast forward 10 years and 2 kids, and I’d put it back on and more. Although I exercised regularly, I knew that I needed to control what I ate in order to lose weight, but I didn’t have the time or desire to lose it using the same tedious and unsustainable methods.I joined the Challenge because I’d had enough of feeling uncomfortable in my own skin, the pile of “one day I’ll fit into these again” clothes taunting me from the corner of my closet. From day 1 of the Challenge, I felt optimistic about the change I was making. It provided me with a framework to adopt a healthier outlook on my nutrition, and that plan was exactly what I needed. The information was easy to understand and apply to my life, and included helpful tips to counter the inevitable challenges I’d face, such as dinners out with friends or treats around the office. Best of all, the constant support from the trainers and fellow participants was incredibly motivating.Eight weeks flew by, and I lost 20 lbs and 5.5% body fat!! But what I lost in weight, I gained in confidence, both in my appearance, and in the knowledge that I could sustain this lifestyle in the long term.To anyone considering signing up for the next Challenge, I’d say, “What are you waiting for?!” Join an incredible community, learn how to eat what your body needs, and lose a bit of weight while you’re at it!