Zach is our Spring Whole Life Challenge Winner! He wins $165 cash, a lean body and improved workout performance.
Congratulations Zach on winning the Spring Whole Life Challenge and being the FIRST male winner! Zach had the best body composition improvement, the second best performance improvement and earned the most points over the course of the 6 week challenge.
I'll admit, I pushed Zach into doing the WLC by telling him I thought he could be our first male winner. A few months ago Zach admitted he was ready to put his health and fitness as top priorities, and I thought the WLC would be the perfect accountability vehicle. Turns out, it was!
Zach was primarily interested in seeing how low he could get his body fat. He started the challenge at 11% and dropped to 6%. That's a HUGE decrease and he did it by strict compliance to the WLC Performance plan, which is very strict Paleo to include no alcohol for the entire six weeks. He had only a few indulgences (on ice cream!) and stayed sober the entire time. I saw him stand firm to some serious peer pressure at the Noon Rotary wine tasting charity event mid-way through the challenge. I was very impressed with his commitment to the program.
I asked Zach how hard it was to stay complaint and he answered, "It's as easy as you make it." Seriously, if you're committed to the program, no matter it it's Kickstart, Lifestyle or Performance, it will work for you. After a few weeks Zach had created the habit of eating ONLY meat, vegetables, nuts & seeds, some fruit, NO STARCH, NO SUGAR and NO ALCOHOL. Yep, it's that easy.
Not only did Zach decrease his body fat by almost half, he also started seriously kicking ass in workouts. On Monday he did Murph with a weight vest, and he committed to increasing the frequency of his workouts. In fact, in so far this month he has logged 19 workouts on Beyond the Whiteboard. So I think Zach would agree with me in that if you want to lose body fat and get fitter, watch what you eat with strict compliance and get your ass to the gym.
Joining Zach in the top 3 WLC are Maelin who finished second overall but first in performance improvement (she's logged 15 workouts in May on BTWB) our third place finisher is Noah who has super consistent across all categories (she's logged 18 workouts in May on BTWB) Nice job ladies!
Heather Murphy deserves special recognition for having the second best body composition improvement. She is working hard to get her pre-Saoirse body back and it shows! Keep up the good work Heather.
I also want to point out that Zach, Maelin and Heather all regularly attend the 9am class, as does Glee who has won 2 Whole Life Challenges. Perhaps there's some special synergy in that 9am group. Good thing we just added a Tuesday 9am class!
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