“I feel better.”
Three simple words.
Three words that describe what the TakeDown Challenge and now, the TakeDown Lifestyle have done for me.
When I first learned of the Challenge in early January, I thought, “Why not? I could stand to lose a few pounds.” Little did I know that joining the Challenge would impact my life is such a positive way.
Gone are the days of eating chips and dip regularly in the evening. Gone are the days of eating extra-buttery microwave popcorn. Gone are the days of eating just for the sake of eating. Does it sound like I’m denying myself? Perhaps to some. But I’ve learned healthy eating and regular exercise is worth it. Why?
I was a regular migraine sufferer, having migraines that could last four days or so. Migraines that felt like someone was pulling on my eyeball and made me feel like doing nothing. Since following the TakeDown Challenge, I have had one migraine. Just one migraine in 4+ months!! I firmly believe it’s the results of the healthier lifestyle habits I’ve developed.
Other positive results – I’m sleeping better, I have more energy, my clothes fit better and best of all, I’ve met many new friends at Encompass who encourage and support each other.
Please remember, the TakeDown Challenge isn’t a diet. You get to enjoy so many yummy foods and snacks like smoothies, French toast, Mexican chicken soup, steak salads, Greek chicken pizza, beef jerky, and peanut butter protein balls. I honestly don’t even crave the “junk food” anymore.
But I’m saving the best for last. I cannot say enough about the staff at Encompass Fitness. Through this all they have been positive, encouraging, ready to answer any questions, supportive and motivate us to be the best that we can be, even if we don’t think we can do it at times. Brady, and staff have made me realize how my health has to be a priority, and is one that I enjoy taking care of.
- Wanda, TDC Participant