10-Week Challenge Results (Amber Casali)

If you are looking for the best program to make a complete healthy lifestyle transformation, look no further than the 10-week challenge.


Meet Amber Casali a writer and editor who joined the 10-week challenge as a way to take her fitness to the next level…

In the spring of 2016 Amber plans on doing a lot, and I mean A LOT, of hiking, because she is planning on writing a hiking guide book. Anyone who has done any amount of hiking knows that it (hiking) requires a lot of stamina and overall strength. So Amber joined the CKO/2.0 10-week challenge to establish the necessary fitness foundation she will need to take on the countless hiking trails. In addition to the hiking, Amber is looking to do a half-ironman in the near future which is 70.3 miles of swimming, biking, and running.

To learn more about Amber’s 10-week challenge read below:

Amber (bootcamp 2.0)

Amber (bootcamp 2.0)

Besides being an absolute warrior in the gym, what is your day job?

Technology marketing writer and editor

Do you have any hobbies?

Hiking, swimming, gardening

How did you learn about the challenge and was it a hard decision to sign up?

I heard about it through the CKO Facebook page. It was a hard decision because I wanted to make sure I would have the time to do every aspect of the challenge and really be committed.

What was your favorite aspect of the challenge?

How cut and dry things were. I didn’t have to spend any mental energy wondering what to eat or when/how to work out. Having a program with a bunch of guidelines was like setting a big fitness train into motion, and I just had to jump on.

Amber (bottom , second from right)

Amber (bottom , second from right)

What was the hardest part about the challenge?

The hardest part was finding ways to stick to the food side of the challenge in social settings, such as eating dinner with vegetarian friends, or going to a pizza and beer work event.

What motivates you to walk through that door day after day and continue to push yourself?
Knowing I’ll have fun working out and feel great afterward.
What’s one thing you still find yourself struggling with?
How to have more of a social life. During the week, between cooking meals and working out after work, I don’t see friends as much as I used to.
What would your advice be to some considering doing a 10 week challenge?
Just do it– it will never be easier to meet your fitness goals than in this type of setting with clear guidelines and tons of support.

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)!

This has been an incredibly positive experience and I think it will have a long-term effect on my eating habits. It has given me a solid jumping off point for future fitness goals– I’m thinking about doing more rock climbing and possibly training for a half Ironman next year. And to share some big news: I’m going to be writing a hiking guidebook and wanted a way to get in better shape in the off season as I am going to be doing a bunch of hiking research in 2016. I feel stronger and faster, and I’m excited to maintain this level of fitness until I can hit the trails in the spring.
Congratulations Amber on completing the 10-week challenge. We have no doubt that you will be ready to take on all your new adventures in 2016!

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