My Name is Ben currently living in Fort Worth TX. My workout routines and diet before the contest were very inconsistent. I would work out a few times per week and ate healthy only every now and then. I had gained weight and was at the heaviest I have ever been which was 190lbs.
My energy levels were low, self-esteem was at a all time low and I knew I needed a lifestyle change. The workouts I was doing were full body with some cardio. I would lift weights once every other week but never consistent and never had a firm plan or diet. Upon signing up for the challenge, I knew my way of eating had to change. I went from fast food/process food to low calorie and low carb meals while increasing protein.
That involved vegetables, lean proteins, and fruits. I also began to be consistent in my workouts. The workouts involved the TRX, squats, lunges, burpees, pushups, kettle bell swings.. etc. My body began to get lean and toned. I started to notice the fat in my abdomen area decrease and my arms increase in definition. My weight dropped to 175lbs. which I hadn't weighed in years!
As I kept seeing results, I was even more motivated to complete the challenge and give it my all. Many friends started to comment on the changes they were seeing in my body. The biggest change I have noticed is that my arms are defined and leaner. The challenge was worth it as it helped me achieve the lifestyle change I was hoping to accomplish.