Why Whitney started her challenge: “Back in High School I was in the best shape of my life, that didn’t mean I wasn’t harsh on my body. Even though I was involved in a sport and a few other curricular activities, I still didn’t treat my body with the respect it deserved. After High School there wasn’t a sport or any curricular activities to keep me some-what accountable. Therefore, my body slowly started to change, as I am sure most individuals experience after a long time with no physical activity. One day I woke up and wondered how I could let myself harm the only body that I am going to receive on earth? I want to participate in the Us 4 Them Challenge not only to feel better and become healthier, but to be able to help raise money for great causes. This way I am making a positive difference in my life as well as the lives of others.”
Whitney lost 4 pounds on her challenge. That may not seem a lot but that’s because Whitney didn’t need to lose much weight. She took this challenge on for the fun of it and to also learn about what a healthy lifestyle looks like.
Below is her post challenge interview:
How do you feel? After completing the challenge i felt amazing and now i have a better understanding of how to take care of my body.
What was the hardest part of this challenge? How did you overcome it? The hardest part of the challenge was probably staying on the diet. I overcame it by telling myself that i couldn’t give up and it also helped with the support of my family.
What food did you find yourself missing the most? I found that i was missing cereal the most.
How did you fight the temptations (what kept you consistently sticking to the healthy diet/how did you stick to the diet)? -i fought the temptations by eating fruit, since its sweet it helped curb the cravings.
If you missed working out or ate something off the meal plan, how did it make you feel? If i missed working out or caved on the diet i felt guilty and my day wasn’t as good.
How do you feel like you’ve grown though the challenge in all aspects (what has the challenge done for you personally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, relation-ally)? I feel like i have changed in all ways. its helped me by learning more about myself and how hard i can be pushed knowing i will succeed.
What are your plans now for staying healthy and helping others in your community? I plan on committing to the healthy lifestyle by eating right and working out, i also plan on continuing to help serve the community in anyway possible.
Now that the challenge is over, how does it feel raising money and making an impact in the lives of others?
Now that the challenge is over, it feels good that i was able to play a part in impacting someones life for the good.
What would you say to anyone wanting to start the challenge? I would say that the challenge is hard but in the end it is completely worth it. just stick with it and you will see and feel positive changes