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Challenge Winner, Caroline

Total body fat percentage change… 14.23%

Caroline’s testimony:  Wow! What a journey. Congratulations to everyone that got through the past six weeks… to those who committed are now reaping the rewards. I have never felt comfortable in a gym, especially on the gym floor, with all the machines and weights. 2018 was an awful year for me and to top it off health issues saw an already overweight and out of shape me put on more weight and have no energy to even contemplate exercise. 2019 dawned and having just turned 50, with my medical situation improving, I was determined to try and lose the weight and get in shape. I saw the Hiscoes 6 week challenge and was filled with equal parts of excitement and terror!

I was worried I would not have the confidence to see this challenge through, so I talked a friend into joining me… I chose well! I really had no idea what I had got myself into. That first day I felt so uncomfortable and just kept asking myself why I was volunteering to subject myself to this humiliation. Six weeks on and everything feels so different. 

I feel like I have learnt a new language… macros! I had never even heard of macros before. The challenge sessions and PT sessions have made me feel at home in Hiscoes! I may have been the last to finish every challenge, and may not have achieved as many sit ups or push ups, but I know I pushed myself harder than I ever have before and I felt as though I deserved to be as proud of my efforts as those who finished before me. 

Thank you Amanda, Caitlin, Mac and Jim. I must also say a huge thank you to my personal cheerleader and training partner Marta for having enough confidence and bravado for both of us. 
I would also like to thank everyone else I met on my 6 week journey for the encouragement and not making me feel like I shouldn’t be there… it meant a lot and has changed my outlook… hopefully forever. 

Here’s to my next 6 weeks!

Runner Up, Graeme


Graeme’s testimony: Congratulations everyone! 6 weeks!

Sad that I can’t join you all today for the final challenge but I’m off getting all glammed up for Mardi Gras.
I’m happy that after 6 weeks of “mostly” watching my macros and sweating alongside you all that I have achieved my initial goal.

At the beginning of the challenge that goal was simply to feel confident wearing obscenely tiny gold shorts in front of hundreds of thousands of people in the parade today.  A goal that in hindsight feels a little superficial. In reality I have achieved something a lot more valuable which is a much better understanding of how small changes can make massive impacts to my health and fitness. I am a lot more aware now of not only the nutritional value of what I eat is but also how to swap out foods and manage portions in a way that helps rather than hinders my goals.

I can now confidently say that I am in the best shape of my life, which at 36 is a lot more important to me than tiny gold shorts. 🙂

Thank you so much Caitlin and Amanda for guidance and motivation throughout. And thanks to everyone for being so great to work out with, even at 6am!

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