10 Week Challenge Results (Tammi Adams)

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

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Meet Tammi Adams a wife, a mother, an operations consultant and a 10-week challenge success story! During the 10-week challenge Tammi lost 11.25 inches, 15 pounds including a 7% reduction in body fat and improved all aspects of her fitness test! However, Tammi’s biggest success during the challenge, that Black Dress!

To hear all about Tammi’s journey read her interview below:

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Tammi (March 2016 – May 2016)

The Tammi Adams interview

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

I work as an Operations Consultant for a major cell phone company. I evaluate customer service processes and policies to see how they effect customers and employees and then try to make them better. It’s a lot of time in email, conference calls and listening to customer service calls. I’m one of the people listening in for quality and training purposes. It’s very glamorous…okay, not really.

Do you have any hobbies?

My hobbies include keeping up with a 4 year old, learning to sew and cooking around food allergies.

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

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Tammi working hard

I learned about the challenge from attending CKO. I actually struggled with the decision to sign up a little bit. My husband was the one that really encouraged me to go for it. We talked about the commitment and strategized what it would take for me to complete it.

What was your favorite aspect of the challenge?

I have two favorites. The first is going to the classes at 2.0. Going to those or trying them out is not something I would’ve done had it not been for the challenge. I really enjoyed the Semis, boot camp and Yoga. I’m looking forward to adding Tabata and Kettlebells to the mix. CKO and 2.0 are such an amazing combination. The biggest struggle now is which class do I take today?

The second thing was being strongly encouraged to do things that I really didn’t want to do but in hindsight I’m so glad I did them. Daily photos and food logging. The level of awareness created by those two daily actions was phenomenal. I gained so much insight through tracking and inspecting.

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Tammi bringing that intensity and focus to each and every class

What was the hardest part about the challenge?

In the first few weeks of the challenge I really cut calories and tried to get immediate results. Being extreme backfired on me in every way. I felt terrible, I was often hungry, grumpy, unfocused, not losing weight, tired, on and on. Once I added a few hundred extra calories to my daily goal everything fell into place. I started losing weight, workouts improved, my ability to function improved. I had to let go of all the indoctrinated “weight loss” advice and just do what felt right. I needed to embrace that this isn’t a race, I still want to be fit, healthy and strong after the challenge. I needed to figure out strategy for the long term more than anything else. The hardest part was letting go of weight loss baggage.

What motivates you to walk through that door day after day and continue to push yourself?

  1. The workouts are motivation. I love the feeling of accomplishment when I do something I wasn’t sure I could do or I get the form right even if its just one rep, hitting the bag a little harder or faster than before, doing the non-modified version of an exercise because I’m strong enough to do it now…Each workout is a self esteem booster.
  2. Strong bones. Nobody wants Osteoporosis.
  3. My husband and son are sources of motivation. I love it when my son sees me being strong and active. I feel like that is something that will stay with him for the rest of his life and positively influence his perception of me and other women in the world.
  4. The women I work with are amazing. We have daily conversations about how much we lifted, the mileage that we ran, tire flips, healthy recipes and of course cheat foods. Everyone is doing their own thing but we get to come together and celebrate it. I could list several other sources of motivation but the support I get from my family, friends and the members of CKO / 2.0 are the biggies.

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What’s one thing you still find yourself struggling with?

The idea that eating more is actually better for me. I feel an emotional pull to reduce calories and then remind myself of how counterproductive it was when I did that for a few weeks. Food logging has been the best tool to help me balance out what I’m eating throughout the day.

What would your advice be to some considering doing a 10 week challenge?

Really participate and trust the process. If you’re struggling talk to somebody! Garett, Jessica, Carla, Josh are REALLY supportive and have been through this a time or two, they can probably spot trouble areas and help you work through them without judgment.

Have you tried any other challenges (with our gym or another)- if so what made this one different?

I did a 90 day challenge at my previous gym. It was contest based and I came in 2nd! I temporarily lost a lot of weight BUT I didn’t have any strategies for being healthier or stronger long term. After I injured my foot and could no longer run I regained most of the weight. Most of us have weight loss as a goal but that was never the end game of the 10 week challenge and I really liked that.

What can we do better to help you actualize your true potential?

I’m excited to see what my true potential is so I’m going to keep taking classes, challenges and all the help I can get from the terrific staff at CKO and 2.0

Share any relevant information you’d like about yourself that other team members might not know about you!

I found it really helpful to track my workouts with Facebook and the check ins. That was an easy method for me. I didn’t anticipate that it would inspire anyone but I talked to people every week about what I was doing, why 50?, the results I was seeing, did I like it etc. It was a really good feeling to know I had a direct positive influence on others.

One last success that I have to mention because its been 10 years in the making is “The Dress”. I bought a dress after my husband I were married, a classic Little Black Dress. It was a big deal because I’m so tall and dresses rarely fit me at the waist. It was a little tight but I thought “hey, I’ve been losing weight for the wedding, I can take off another 5-10 pounds” Well that last 5-10 pounds never happened but I really liked this dress so I kept it. I even hung it up where I could see it every time I went to my closet. Over the course of the 10 years I got close to wearing it twice. On the last day of the challenge I tried it on again wondering if I was close enough to fitting into it that maybe, just maybe, I could wear it to the big fancy corporate event in Chicago at the end of June. IT FIT! I am so excited to finally take the tags off and rock that dress!

The Black Dress

The black dress

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10-Week Challenge Results (Brenda Doyle)

2.0 Next Level Fitness is full of superstars but if forced to choose the “Life of the Party” I would have to pick Brenda Doyle!

Am I right? 

Brenda has a great attitude, is hilarious, and is ridiculously strong! In fact, we all watch in AWE as she easily picks up the “red one” (70-lb Kettlbell) and proceeds to do a 1:30 farmers carry. Or the time she picked up a 44-lb kettlebell pressed it overhead and then held it for over a min! And I forgot to mention, the whole time she was doing these amazing feats of strength she had the entire gym laughing…

Brenda March 2016 - May 2016

Brenda March 2016 – May 2016

Brenda just completed the 2016 spring challenge and her results were phenomenal. She lost over 20-lbs and 30-inches. She also improved in all aspects of the fitness test. Below is Brenda’s testimonial about her fitness journey thus far with 2.0.
By Brenda Doyle:
Where to begin on my journey? Well here it goes, I remember the first day I walk into 2.0 (September 2015) and Jessica was there to give me the information about the gym and her energy was amazing. After all the information she shared with us I went home and thought about what my next step was and it took me about 2-weeks to decide to try a class and YES I was scared of not being able to do the class! I remember doing the class and being REALLY SORE but at the same time I loved how I felt!  
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Up and over pushups during bootcamp

So at that point I decided to make a change in my life and start to exercise. I started out going 3 days a week loving every minute of it. So then when the first 28-day challenge came I decide to try. I was scared of the unknown and the outcome but with all the support of the staff I knew I could do it.

Then when the 10 challenge came up I knew I was ready for a bigger step to better myself and my health.  At first it seemed overwhelming with all the things we had to do but as the days went on it got easier. Taking pictures everyday, writing down everything that I ate and doing the post on Facebook, however as I started to post on Facebook all the comments from people was very encouraging and that’s what kept me going to finish the race.   
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Getting stronger everyday

Thank you!
Brenda Doyle
P.S. I also forgot to say that I’m very happy with my result that I accomplished during this challenge 30 inches overall and 21 pounds. Would recommend this gym to anyone. Love being a part of the community.
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Brenda lifting heavy things during semi-private training