April 08, 2016
I completed a 12 week Reddit fitness challenge in November 2012. Here are my results:
Before is on the left. After is on the right.
I was a bit too extreme in my weight loss. At one point I was eating around one meal a day with snacks. I thought to hit my goal I had to lose weight as quickly as possible. The best transformation in my mind was the greatest amount of weight lost. I lost 25.6 pounds but at the end my body was flat and weak. It wasn’t a healthy way to diet. Because of my extreme diet I bounced back. I ended up having a “free weekend” and gaining back a chunk of my weight.
I am glad I did the challenge. I believe it’s important to always try new things. Extreme challenges allow you to grow as you become more aware of what you are capable of. Fitness is more about the mind than the body.
Here is my completion post with additional information: