Sep 26th, 2012
Author: CrossFit CDR
As most of you know, we just wrapped up our Good Fight Challenge. Tim won the challenge by losing 27 lbs and 6.5% body fat. He has been gracious enough to share some thoughts about his experience.
I want to express my appreciation for your support during the Good Fight Challenge. When I came to Crossfit CDR, my goal was to reduce my back pain/injuries and increase my flexibility. I struggled to keep up during the WODs and one day Calvin told me that I needed to lose weight and that I should sign up for the challenge. I have never followed any special diet in my life, so I was extremely skeptical, but I knew that I needed to do something.
The eleven-page support document is extremely helpful. I had to carry it around for the first two weeks to help build my structured meals. I don’t think I could have been successful without it. I also found it extremely helpful that you offered the weekly check-in. Even though I missed most of the meetings, it kept me engaged, as I wanted to show progress each week.
Support through this challenge is crucial, and I have to thank my lovely wife because she did most the shopping and cooking throughout the six weeks. I would not have eaten the variety that I did as she found the recipes for the different meals we made. We were in this thing together which made us stronger.
I also could not have done this without the support of the whole staff at Crossfit. Everyone there provides constant positive support. I enjoy the atmosphere so much; I look forward to when I can increase my schedule.
What I find most amazing is how fast you can make such drastic changes. In just six weeks I lost 27lbs and 6% body fat! It happened so fast, I did not realize how much better I felt just three to four weeks into the challenge. I am back at my weight from about 12 years ago, but I really have more energy and strength than I did back then.
To anyone who is thinking of signing up for a challenge, just do it! The challenge is like everything else at Crossfit, difficult and worth the results. I am truly grateful that you accepted me in the Good Fight Challenge. I will wear my new shoes with pride!
On the whiteboard in the morning
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