I could be here all freaking day if I was to list the number of benefits I’ve received since completing the THR1VE 12 Week Challenge. It was literally a life changing experience and one that I couldn’t be more thankful for and one that I continue to reap the rewards from. The physical and mental changes in myself are ones that I never thought possible.
I think the number one benefit I have got from the THR1VE Challenge is the fact that I no longer have the constant fear in the back of my mind that I will be battling the bulge for the rest of my life. No longer am I worried about having to diet and count calories all the time. That fear had become ingrained in my consciousness, my weight was something that never left my mind. But now I can go about my life without those nasty thoughts affecting everything I do. On top of losing the fear, I have gained positivity. I think nice things about myself for the first time in my life. I can genuinely say that I love who I am now which I have never done. And on top of this I am also loving the way I look.
Since the 12WC, when I catch a glimpse of my naked body in the mirror I don’t instantly recoil and reach for the towel. I am proud of my body. I have box gap! It might be small but I still have it and am owning that glimpse of light between my legs. In a month I am going on a holiday and am going to be wearing a bikini for the first time in my life, I won’t be covering my body up with board shorts and a singlet. Words cannot begin to express how excited I am about this, it is something I never thought I would be able to comfortably do. I recently brought my Mum to tears as I was able to fit into her vintage dresses from when she was a teenager. She had held onto these dresses for years in the hope that one day she could pass them on but she didn’t think that I would be the one receiving them and she also didn’t think that I would have killer guns protruding from the frilled sleeves of her dresses.
I was doing weights before the 12WC but nothing in comparison to what I do now. Previously I was doing a few weights here and there but with the main focus on long bouts of cardio as I thought it was what I needed to do to lose weight. I wasn’t getting anywhere with my weight loss and found it really hard to increase my strength and was wearing myself out and getting frequent injuries. Now I get in the gym and am lifting heavier shit than some of the dudes and I love it. Doing sprints, lifting shit, playing, getting outside and getting dirty is what I crave. Working out is spontaneous and fun and is no longer a dreaded chore that I felt I had to do to lose weight.
Through the 12 Week Challenge I have gained knowledge and experience that I am able to pass on to other people. My positivity and new found lust for life flows on to the people around me. People that I love and care about are now making positive changes in their lives simply because I have been able to provide them with the push and inspiration that they needed and have demonstrated that anyone can do it. This is something that is priceless, especially when you help people whose health you have been worried about in the past. It is a wonderful feeling knowing that you can be responsible for bettering other people’s lives.
I went in to the 12WC with the focus of losing a few kilos and winning myself some prize money, never did I expect to come out the other side of those 12 weeks with so much more than weight loss and cash. I love my new primal life and it is the kind of life I that I never thought possible. Sign up now for the new THR1VE 12 Week Challenge as that it may be one of the best things you could ever do for yourself.
If you’re keen to take on the THR1VE 12 Week Transformation Challenge #summerbody edition, entries are open until tomorrow, September 13th. Grab a form in store or download it here. Good luck!