Over 10 weeks ago the “Back to School T25 Challenge” began.   The requirements were to keep a Food, Exercise and Reflections journal; exercise a minimum of 90 minutes per week; turn in the journal on the required dates; and have FUN!

Several people began the journey and on Friday, October 25 the 10-week challenge was complete.  The final weigh in was Monday, October 28 and the winner was announced later that evening.  Jerica Torres was the WINNER!!  She took home $150 cash and received three months of FREE classes from ME!!

Many of you will have a hard time believing this, BUT, she actually gained weight during the challenge.  Yes, you read it correctly.  She gained 0.4 pounds.  What I want you to do now, is look carefully at the pictures.  Picture vs Scale will win just about every time.  You have heard that muscle weighs more than fat, and we all know that 1 pound of muscle = 1 pound of fat.  The difference is, that a toned body looks so much better than a “fat” body.  Jerica Before and After 2It wasn’t easy for Jerica during the 10 week challenge.  She had several obstacles to face while trying to fit in her 25 minutes – 5 times a week workouts.  She is a wife and mother of two young boys.  Her husband works out of town during the week, so she carries the responsibility of getting them to school, doing homework, getting them to their workout, cooking, cleaning, etc.  Point of the story:  NO EXCUSES!!  She also had to miss a couple of weeks during the challenge.  One week because she wasn’t feeling well and another week she was helping her younger sister plan her wedding.  Despite those obstacles, she truly remained FOCUSED on the challenge and never once gave up!  Her hard work and dedication was an AWESOME reward.  Oh the prize money and free classes were a bonus, but the ultimate prize was seeing her accomplishments in the pictures.  Also, changing her lifestyle and becoming a healthier young woman was another added bonus.

The 10-week HOLIDAY T25 Challenge begins Monday, November 4 at 5:30 pm.  For more information, click on the link or email coachbecky61@gmail.com