Be Fit Challenge Winner for the men was Kevin Burrows who lost 17.2% of his body fat (42.8lbs). Here is an interview with Kevin about how he achieved this remarkable goal.
What was the hardest part of the challenge?
- The workouts that my personal trainer put me through were the hardest part of the challenge. The workouts lasted anywhere between 1 hour to 3-1/2 hours long. I didnt know what the workouts would look like from day to day, but one thing was for sure, all of the workouts were difficult.
What motivated you to push through?
“Well, to start, if it wasn’t for the Be Fit Challenge, I’m positive I would not have started to work out or change my eating habits. “
- My main source of motivation throughout the challenge derived from the results I and others were seeing. Because I took a picture (personal trainer told me to do it) I could look back and see the changes visually, instead of just seeing how much I weighed on the scale. Another motivating factor was my personal trainer. If I wasn’t working out with him, he was texting me about what I was eating and how I was doing that day. Looking back, I couldn’t have done what I did without him.
What are some of the healthy changes you made (what work outs? What was your diet?)
- Workout was a big change for me. I always thought that cardio was the avenue to losing weight. My personal trainer corrected me on the misconception and explained how I needed to start with weight lifting and building muscle and end my workout with cardio.
- My diet completely changed. I haven’t eaten any pasta, breads, or anything which contains wheat in it since the beginning of the challenge. I have noticed that I feel much better (don’t feel bloated or weighed down) when I don’t eat those types of food. The change that I feel most impacted me since the beginning of the challenge was to eat 5-6 smaller meals a day instead of the typical 2-3 meals I would have had in the past. As long as I would eat something every 2-3 hours then I would not be overly hungry when I approached lunch or dinner. I now eat and desire way less food during lunch and dinner and I simply don’t engorge myself. The few times that I accidently missed one of the in-between snacks, I noticed I was extremely hungry and I ate much more food than normal for the following meal.
- I also took a few health supplements which might have contributed to helping me. One thing in particular was taking magnesium each morning. Most Americans are quite deficient in magnesium. Taking magnesium & potassium helped eradicate muscle cramps and helped with weight loss.
What would you say to people for the next upcoming Be Fit Challenge?
“Nike says it best, “Just Do It”. You’ll feel better, you’ll be healthier, and you just may like what you’ll see.”