Matthew won the challenge with 353 points (that’s only 7 points below a perfect score!) He also Lost 14 pounds, PR’d his front squat (hit it for a triple) by 40#s, and connected bar muscle ups on skinny bands. Matthew found it easy to measure portions based on eyeballing your hand and will continue to use this method moving forward. His biggest realization was he was overdoing his fat intake. Moving forward, Matthew will have the occasional treat and add back fruit after dinner. Over the last two years at Daybreak, Matthew has lost 50 pounds!
Mary came in second place with 305 points. Over the quarantine, Mary said she developed a sugar habit that she couldn’t quite kick. During the challenge Mary was able to break the habit and lost 6 pounds. Mary like not only focusing on nutrition, but on water, sleep and exercise! Mary, along with Susan and Kelly are continuing the challenge from now until December 23rd, who else wants to join?
Susan earned a total of 297 points, and lost 3.5 pounds and 3.5 inches! Susan found eating quality foods gave her confidence throughout, and at the end, of every day. Susan swears by smoothies to keep her on track. The biggest win for Susan was her overall cholesterol decreased!! Susan said the combination of an all vegan diet, exercise, and the challenge, lead to this milestone. Susan reports she has more energy and will continue with Mary and Kelly for another month at least.
Liz earned 273 points, and is feeling more energized especially in the afternoons when she tended to feel sluggish. Biggest realization for Liz was she was eating too much fat (with contributed to her sluggishness), and she plans to keep the eyeballing portion method moving forward. Liz also liked that she could earn points from sleep, water and exercise, which gave her alternative focuses outside of just nutrition.
Tacy earned 260 points! Tacy focused on increasing her sleep from 8 to 9 hours, and included more meditating/journaling and less screen time. Tacy said that she’s feeling much stronger! Not only has she PR’d most of her lifts, she’s feeling much faster!