If you are looking for the best program to make a complete healthy lifestyle transformation, look no further than the 10-week challenge.
Meet Jeanne Lavery, a single (soccer) mom who works two jobs and still finds time to improve herself! Jeanne has been a member at CKO for just about 10-months (now a member at 2.0 as well) and has lost over 36-lbs, 21 of those pounds coming off during the 10-week challenge! Over the course of the challenge Jeanne started posting the turtle emoji which represented “slow and steady”. I personally love this, because there is no such thing as an overnight success. The key to success is consistency and Jeanne is proof as she strives to make small progress, one day at a time!
To learn more about Jeanne’s 10-week Journey, read below:
Besides being an absolute warrior in the gym, what is your day job?
I am in the dental field, working in a private practice, and also for 3M teaching offices how to adapt a digital scanner into their practice.
Do you have any hobbies?
My hobbies- Favorite thing is watching my 12 year old play soccer year round. I enjoy cooking, and hanging out with friends and family. Before I joined CKO (12/14), I watched lots of NETFLIX!-now, my TV time has been mostly replaced with hitting the bags, or lifting heavy things!
How did you learn about the challenge and was it a hard decision to sign up?
I did the last Challenge, Spring 2015- and my main goal that time around was to finish, complete the workouts, and get results. I had injured my knee the first week… So that task alone was hard to even complete, and in the end I did loose some weight/inches and got stronger, but when I looked at the before/after photos, I knew I could have done better.
Food was a huge part of that (challenge), and then after it ended, I didn’t stay on top of my diet at all, and gained some weight back, and lost momentum.
It was hard for me this time around to sign up- being honest, I felt like I didn’t do that well, and felt like I let myself down and didn’t want to re-do it and fail, again. Boy was I wrong.
What was your favorite aspect of the challenge?
Man, so many!!!!!! First of all- having the designated “challenge takeover classes” was so great! I got to workout over and over with several Challengers and we soon became a close group, we also started connecting and planning on meeting at other classes, and just reaching out on our group FB page together, inspiring each other and encouraging.
I really embraced the part about posting publicly on FB, and started a fit Journey page on Instagram. When I posted the “Why” video in the beginning, I could not believe the positive response I received, overwhelming to say the least. Soon I got over the part of me that felt like people would think it was boasting, and I kept doing it with the thought in mind, I’m helping others, which is what I wanted to do.
What was the hardest part about the challenge?
I would say, the food prep, even though it was one of the best aspects of this challenge this time around.. I just finally feel like I have the grocery shopping and dishes done, and then I need to go back out again!- the menu was awesome too, I was able to find some real clutch foods that will stay in the rotation for a long time!
What motivates you to walk through that door day after day and continue to push yourself?
I feel my results this time are a reflection of that- not giving up, and the motto I adopted was Slow and Steady wins…I made my mind up, I was determined this time around to see a change at the end, and i did just that .
What’s one thing you still find yourself struggling with?
I’m not really sure! I guess the biggest thing I struggle with is balance with life… And the gym. I have so many classes I do, and want to do…but I still need to manage my son alone and two jobs… Busy is putting it lightly.
What would your advice be to some considering doing a 10 week challenge?
Just do it! The support from the staff is amazing, the fellow challengers are all so inspiring, everyone is in it for the same reason- to get to a better version of themselves. Come talk to me or anyone that has finished one, two , three , or four of them!!!! That says a lot that people go back for more! – I’ll be there next time too!
What can we do better to help you actualize your true potential?
I’m all in now, full membership to both clubs. Just keep doing what you’re doing and
my true potential will come… It’s not a race, I’m in it for the long haul.
Share any relevant information you’d like about yourself that other team members might not know about you (also a good place to talk about any success you have had since joining the challenge)!
Lastly I’d just like to point out- I have done everything, dieted my whole life, gone up and down with weight, and I am now convinced, for ME, that hard work, dedication and consistency is the only way to do this.- No short cuts, no starving myself or any pills, just plain work. I’m happier for it, stronger, agile, and feel amazing, and I’m not done yet!
Tale of the Tape (10-Week Challenge Resutls)
- Starting weight December 2014 before joining CKO- 225lbs
- Starting weight fall challenge – 210.8
- Final weight fall challenge – 189.7
- Total loss- 21.1 lbs
- All over body inches lost – 22.75 inches
Fit test Results (Before/After)
- 2 min 25lb goblet squats – 36/52 +16
- 2 min Push ups-30/43 +13
- 2 min Sit ups-49/63 + 14
Congratulations Jeanne, you have made great progress and you have the warrior mindset! Slow and steady does win the race, so keep doing what you are doing and I look forward to watching you get better every day!