These inspiring women, not only have incredible transformation photos but the most heart warming stories!
8 Week Transformation | GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Nicole ABSOLUTELY crushed this challenge. She works full time and is a full-time student, pursuing a master’s degree. Despite her busy schedule she found time to commit to yourself and LOST 28lbs!! She found out a couple years ago, that she has hypothyroidism. She tried to lose weight and become healthier many times but it wasn’t until she found Katie’s Youtube channel that she became invested in herself. “This plan (and the SSU challenge) has taught me how to eat, actually eat, so that I can fuel myself and feel good about what I am putting into my body. SSU taught me how to appreciate a workout, even a quick 10-minute workout, to help my day go better. My favorite part of SSU was the Monday morning live workout sessions and the support that I got (and gave) to so many other women who are striving for their best lives as well. But I have all of these women (whom I have never met) who are so supportive that it helps me to keep going, even when I want to quit on myself.”
Natasha was ready to stay committed to this challenge and she did just that! She stay consistent with eating healthy and working out and she lost 11lbs!!
“This challenge put the life back in me. I truly had to dig deep and remember my why. The week before the challenge I went and filled my fridge with all healthy foods. I was 170.6 lbs. I couldn’t believe it. Although that is just a number on a scale, I could feel it in my health. I just wanted to start feeling better and to find my happy self again. Junk food is my biggest battles and the lsf protein has been a game changer. I thought you could never eat any type of dessert but you can have healthy desserts and you can have bad ones in moderation. But with the new LSF flavors of the protein powders I don’t even want the bad sweets anymore.”
This was Megan’s first challenge with us and first challenge EVER that she stayed fully consistent with! She lost 7lbs and credits a lot of this weight loss to making adjustments to her diet with the help of the Hot Body Meal Plan. Using the guidelines and swaps makes it so easy to make it work for you, “I feel so empowered to make the best decisions for myself now.”
One of Megan’s favorite parts of the challenge was how engaged the LSF community was. She loved how the whole LSF community continued to encourage each other and engage on social media even when the challenge ended. Megan said this was the best 8 week periods of her life because she felt good every day.
Our Pink Heart Award goes to…
This is a serious 8 week transformation!
Sara-Lynn was so encouraging and kind to everyone during this challenge even when her busy schedule came into play.
Her commitment to the Hot Body Meal Plan, 14 Day Shape Up, and her workouts was so inspiring to others throughout the challenge!
These women crushed the Summer Shape Up Challenge and went above and beyond for themselves and for this whole community. I am so proud you all!
Did you know If you want to lose weight andactually keep it off, you should only lose about 1-2 pounds per week?
After losing 45lbs and becoming a certified personal trainer and sports nutrition specialist, it’s safe to say I know what I’m talking about. This is the truth about weight loss.
My Weight Loss Journey
When I first started out I had no clue what “healthy weight loss” really meant or how to maintain it.
In the past I had always wanted to “lose ten pounds this week”, but I knew extreme diets didn’t work long-term and I knew I needed to change things.
I needed to build healthy habits and routines that allowed me to get results, but also just create a lifestyle I loved. Make sure you watch my What I Eat in a Day to Lose Weight vid at the bottom of this blog.
Truth About Weight Loss
Weight loss is actually really pretty straightforward.
It comes down to moving your body more and fueling it with the right foods to build muscle, burn fat and improve your overall health.
Again, if you want to lose weight and ACTUALLY KEEP IT OFF, you should aim to only lose about 1-2 pounds per week.
This is exactly what you can expect to see if you’re following my programs.
In my meal plans I like to focus on “adding to my plate.” Add all the veggies and all the protein!
One of the best ways to help your body burn fat is by increasing your protein intake
I recommend you get at least 20g of protein with each meal – that’s roughly the size of your palm.
To be honest, no one has time to eat 5 chicken breasts a day… and like, why?
It’s organic, non-GMO, gluten free, dairy free, and has 0g of sugar and 0 artificial ingredients!
One scoop of LSF Plant Protein = 20g of protein, perfect for when you’re short on time or to make sure you get enough each day!
How Sleep Impacts Your Weight Loss
Lesser known weight loss fact? You also need to make it a priority to get 7-8 hours of sleep each night
When you get enough sleep you will:
Crave less junk
Consume less overall
Burn more calories
If you’re like me and struggle to get a solid night’s sleep – I got you.
I created Slumber Partyto give you a delicious chocolatey nightcap that helps you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer and wake up feeling totally refreshed! No sleepy hangovers. Check out my TikTok or IG to see how I mix up mine every night. Grab your Slumber Party here.
Focus on loving your body. When you show your body love you….
Make time for your workouts. Make time to eat healthy meals. Make time to rest and recover.
You will never regret a single one of those choices and you’ll see SERIOUS change if you do!