Coppell Fitness – Biggest Winner 2015 Results

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Feb 27

Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Team Challenge 2015

Get You In Shape’s Core Value #1 – Put people in a positive environment that creates encouragement, inspiration, accountability and motivation.

Get You In Shape wanted to start off the year right with a proven way to get RESULTS from the start. A Team Biggest Winner Challenge the first 6 weeks of 2015. We had 36 clients who participated and seven teams who all came together to help keep each other motivated and ACCOUNTABLE.

The results were AWESOME. Over 300 Pounds lost and 300 Inches from the group!  The average weight loss was 10 pounds and 10 inches in just 6 weeks.
WE ALSO HAD A LOT OF FUN!

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It was very hard to pick both a winner team and two individual winners.

Positive Support + Accountability = RESULTS
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Here are the 6 week Results – Biggest Winner Team Challenge
Over 300 Pounds Lost!

8  Pounds – Carrie Boyle
12 Pounds – Tanis Knelson
12 Pounds – Hal Armstong
8  Pounds  – Mona Hinz
15 Inches – Tamra Walker
16 Pounds – Bob Calabro
7  Pounds  – Belinda Fernades
9  Pounds  – Liz Hess
9  Pounds  – Tuula Huotari
14Pounds – Leigh Walker
8  Pounds – Leslie McAhren
6  Pounds – Melis Jones
6  Pounds – Melissa Evans
9  Pounds – Susan Wilson
5  Pounds – Tara Sappington
11 Pounds – Bill Brown
10 Pounds – Mary Brown
10 Pounds – Joe O’Brien
5   Pounds – Maria Krehel
11 Pounds – Michele Solario
13 Pounds – Leigh Roach * Individual Winner
6  Pounds – Vilma Irizarry
9  Pounds – Gina Calabro – * Individual Winner
13 Pounds – Billy Faught – *Winning Team
11 Pounds – Beth Faught – *Winning Team
11 Pounds – Jackie Brainerd *Winning Team
19 Pounds – Candy York *Winning Team
5  Pounds – Jo Fadal
11 Pounds – Ellie Halpin
7   Pounds Darla Jo Manning
7  Pounds – Kathy Pendergast
10 Pounds – Michele Voelker

The winning team was Cardio Party of 4.
Beth Faught, Billy Faught, Jackie Brainerd and Candy York – 6:15PM
Lost a total of 53.6 pounds

Individual Winner – Gina Calabro – Warriors of Mass Reduction – 6:15 p.m. class

Describe how the Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Contest has helped you these past 6 weeks? The Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Contest definitely helped me by being accountable. I’ve been in and out of boot camp for years and this past year due to work related stress, I rarely made it to boot camp 10 times a month. In January, I attended 14 sessions, which was unheard of for me. Our team, the Women of Mass Reduction has significantly helped me in making sure I made it to boot camp, was exercising on my off-day cardio days, and journaling my food. I did not want to let the team down and made an all-out effort to do what was expected for the contest. Vilma set up a group messenger so we could talk daily. At least once a week, we tried to work out as a team or meet for off-day cardio. The four of us, Michelle, Leigh, Vilma and I bonded and supported each other 100%.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Contest over the last 6 weeks?

(1) Over the last six weeks, most importantly I lost weight and inches. I lost 9 pounds and 10 inces
(2) I used MyFitnessPal daily and tracked what I ate; this has been a true game changer for me.
(3) I ate breakfast; normally I would grab a Starbucks Non-Fat Two Splenda Latte and drink that on my way to work. Now I’ve been having protein shakes made by husband, Bob every morning.
(4) I packed snacks for the week and took to work. I never got bored, because I would do several variety items.
(5) I used several aps such as MFP, Runkeeper and Couch to 5K which kept me conscious of where I was and what I wanted to accomplish, especially helpful for off-day cardio.
(6) Bob and I are eating better and keeping our refrigerator stocked with “good stuff”. We are definitely not wasting as much food as we have previously. The overall benefit has been my energy has increased and I have some new friends. Thanks fellow Women of Mass Reduction!

Individual Winner – Leigh Roach – Team Name: Weapons of Mass Destruction

How the Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks?  The challenge has helped me by providing accountability and a support system
What have been some of the benefits and results from the Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks?
In the past 6 weeks, I lost over 12 pounds and changed my eating habits.

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WINNING TEAM – CARDIO PARTY OF 4

Winning Team -Cardio Party of 4 – Lost 53.4 Pounds in 6 weeks

Team: The Riiiight Stuff – Lost 40.6 pounds and 53 inches in 6 weeks!

Team: The Midday Marauders –
Lost a total of 54 Pounds!

Team Name: Weapons of Mass Reduction – Lost 39 Pounds in 6 weeks!

Team: The Downsizers – Lost 44 pounds

Team: Fab Flab Fighting Five Lost 37.4 Pounds in 6 weeks.

Mission Slim-Possible (1 & 2) – Lost 33 Pounds in 6 weeks

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Winning  Team -Cardio Party of 4 – Lost 53.4 Pounds in 6 weeks
Clients – Beth Faught, Billy Faught, Jackie Brainerd and Candy York – 6:15PM
Lost 53.6 Pounds

Billy Faught – 13 Pounds in 6 weeks

Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? The obvious are focus on eating, accountability to my team, and improvement to my physical and mental health. I have been more dedicated to make the workouts and off-day cardio. The Challenge has been a driving force in my life these last 6 weeks, and I will strive to continue this even though the “sprint” is over.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? Benefits: loss of weight (13.2 lbs), faster mile time, swam an entire mile (without stopping!), and increased confidence in my abilities. But these pale when compared to the sense of community and bonding I now have with not only my team but with ALL the GYIS’ers. I have a connection with folks that care about their health…..and care about my health and general well being.

Regardless of the outcome, I am a winner, this Challenge was the best thing I have ever done for myself and more importantly, this is the best bunch of people I’ve ever been a part of.

Beth Faught – 10.6 Pounds in 6 weeks.

Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? The Biggest Winner Challenge has really helped me stay accountable the past 6 weeks. Having a team for support, a personal coach, and off-day cardio requirements has been a tremendous help. But, most of all – my teammates on Cardio Party of 4 have been so supportive and positive throughout this challenge, and that for me, has made the biggest difference. The best part is, I know the support will continue well after the challenge ends – and we will continue to motivate and challenge each other to achieve our goals.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? 
I have lost about 10.6 lbs and several inches in the last 6 weeks. I am so excited to have lost all the holiday weight, and be off to a great 2015. I feel better than I ever have, and although I still have a ways to go on my weight loss journey, I am so happy with the results I have seen so far. Also, an increase in off-day cardio has me running further, and with more ease than ever before. I am really excited about running my first 10k this year!
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Candy York – Lost 19 pounds in 6 week

get-startedDescribe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? The Challenge was MAJOR motivation!! Planning to assure I made Boot Camp, meant changing class times twice–to the 5:30 am class instead of 6:15 pm. This confirms I am NOT a morning person, but it seemed to get easier on the second time. I was also reminded that “Off Day Cardio” is not an option but a crucial step, especially to achieve weight loss.

The community that was the WHOLE challenge was encouraging and supportive. (When talking of my exercise routine at a Dr. apt, my M.D. chided me that “Group Accountability” is another way of saying “Peer Pressure”! We had a good laugh about it. But it works!) And it’s so true as many of my off day workouts were with members of other challenge teams.

I made friends again with “My Fitness Pal”. I had neglected my responsibility as I felt I could run the totals in my head. Tracking and reviewing are extremely important, especially for weight loss.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? I lost over 19 lbs in 6 weeks (Yes they were some I had lost before.). Nine inches are gone in that time as well. My timed mile is now back to within 13 seconds of my best time from last summer. I am back on track after getting sloppy with the food I was eating and the amount of exercise I was doing.

From a community standpoint, I have got to know my fellow boot campers better. It’s amazing how much “life” can be shared on a 5K walk! The posting and messaging on Facebook also contributed to getting to know each other better!

And I had FUN!
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Jackie Brainerd – Lost 11.2 pounds in 6 weeks!

Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Contest has helped you these past 6 weeks.

  • The contest was the kick start I needed to get back on track from a nutrition and fitness stand-point. The team contest has been such a fun way to stay motivated and accountable. I did not want to let my team down so when I thought about making bad food choices or didn’t want to work out – I thought twice! I really only had a couple of days that I got off track. I reached out to my team and the encouragement I felt was wonderful! I did not know Coach Meg before the contest. I remember being disappointed that Chaney wasn’t out coach. Meg has been awesome!

What have been some of the benefits and results from GYIS Biggest Winner Contest over the last 6 weeks?
Benefits:

  • Team Accountability. I love the team aspect. The benefit of working together, holding each other accountable, lifting each other up when needed and just knowing we were doing this journey together.
  • Tracking my food in MyFitnessPal. Life-changing pretty well sums it up. When I started in September with GYIS I was motivated to work-out but not to track my food. I’m sorry I waited until January to experience the benefit.
  • The Rules. They were encouraging and easy to follow. Just had to follow the rules to reap the benefits.
  • Interaction with my team, other teams and coaches. This was the fun part of the contest. The staff of GYIS are so encouraging and helpful to everyone!
  • Postings on GYIS VIP FB. I have made more friends that are part of the GYISget-started family which makes the workout that much more fun. I really hope we don’t stop. I have picked up so many tips about food especially!
  • Results:
  • I have lost at least 8 lbs. And I don’t plan to stop!
  • I have lost at least 6 inches. My clothes are more comfortable to wear.
  • Physically and mentally I feel so much better than I did 6 weeks ago. My strength and balance is better.

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Team Downsizers – Lost 44 pounds
Team Members –   Tamra Walker, Hal Armstrong, Tanis Knelson, Carrie Boyle
Class time –             5:30am

Hal ArmstrongLost 11.5 Pounds
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks?
The challenge has helped me focus on what I eat through the MFP. It was alarming to look at what is a typical American meal and the amount of calories and sugar contained in them. I’m more aware of what I eat and MFP keeps me accountable. I would not have used MFP without the challenge as I had goUen out of the habit of using it.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? I don’t know exactly how much weight I’ve lost but I know my clothes fit a liUle beUer. That was one of my main goals because the results are felt almost immediately. I s0ll have a way to go on my goals but this is a nice step. Also the challenge held me accountable when I would be tempted to make unhealthy food choices. The challenge was a nice kick start to a healthier year this year.
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Mona Hinz – Lost 7.8 Pounds in 6 weeks

Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? Being involved in biggest winner challenge has kept me motivated by

  • Having the accountability. I never wanted to feel like I was letting the team down. I also made new friends and we would ask each other how they were doing so it made me be more invested it the process.
  • Keeping me focus – Having the checklist gave me specific goals to obtain. I also think it was good to be only 6 weeks. I think any longer and you might start to get lax.

I have also enjoyed reading the hints on the GYIS private facebook page. I will be honest and wasn’t too excited about having to post but I do think I benefited in reading other people’s hints… just reinforced that I am not alone in trying to get healthy.get-started

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? This challenge has made me more aware of what I am eating. I still have lots of work to go on my diet but asking us to use the My Fitness Pal has been an eye opening experience

With this team challenge and the Get You in Shape program along with losing 8 lbs and 8 inches I have lowered my cholesterol, glucose and triglyceride counts.. my doctor is very happy.
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Tamra Walker – Lost 14.5 inches in 6 weeks

Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? For me, it helped me get past the typical beginning of the year goals and it stretched out my commitment through mid February. The consistency and accountability got my year off to a much stronger start than normal, or how it would have been if I had not been a part of a team.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? Adding Cardio Club so that I would not be tempted to blow off ‘off days’ has allowed me to go from a 10:55 minute mile to a 9:46 minute mile. It has encourage me that if I continue working on these “off” days, I can really achieve my goal of getting to an 8 minute mile. I never thought that was possible and I know that I am just at the beginning of what I am capable of achieving with consistency and determination.
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Team Fab Flab-Fighting Five Lost 37.4 Pounds in 6 weeks.

Maria Krehel, Amy Bishop, Bill Brown, Mary Brown and Joe O’Brien

Bill Brown – 11 pounds in 6 weeks
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? The challenge has helped me establish a goal for losing weight. I have previously been able to drop the extra weight earned over the holidays. However, I worked a considerable amount last year and enjoyed the annual best cookies in the world over the holidays. I ended up not being able to get back to my usual weight by exercising alone. This is the first time in my life I needed help. The challenge and with the support of my wife I was able to get me back to where I wanted to be.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? I have lost 11 pounds and gained more muscle mass. Also, I really enjoyed teaming up with my wife and the team to have fun losing the weight!
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Mary Brown – Lost  9 lbs and 10.25 inches

Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks?: The biggest winner challenge helped me to make a firm decision to work on my diet. Wanting to lose some weight is different than taking action and this challenge gave me the opportunity to do a better job managing eating. Being accountable to a team made it less likely to skip any sessions/ cardio. In the past I have never tried as hard to keep my carbs down to 40% and didn’t think it would be possible but I did hit it on several days!

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks?  Results: 9 lbs and 10.25  gone. My goal was minimum of 5 lb loss so it was great. More consistent with off day cardio and getting more endurance (a little anyway). It’s been fun getting to know the teammates as well.

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Maria Krehel

Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Contest has helped you these past 6 weeks? I set a personal goal to be more consistent in my exercise this year. With the accountability of a team depending on you to do your share, it helped me achieved my resolution. The accountability was awesome!! I also enjoyed meeting new people through this team get-startedchallenge.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Contest over the last 6 weeks? I had plateau in my weight and fat loss. Because I had the opportunity to join a team challenge, I was able to remain consistent moving me off of my plateau – I lost 5 lb. and lots of inches! My clothes fit better, I feel great. My energy is consistent as my workouts and food diary is!

Loved the entire experience!!!
 Thank you GYIS for helping me with my goals!
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Amy Bishop

Describe how the GYIS BiggestWinner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks?
The challenge has helped me stay accountable. Knowing that I have a team that is going through the same challenges and struggles. And it helped me keep going with my injury.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYISBiggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? I was able to lose a few pounds. I feel stronger. Also was able to keep going with my injury and learner how to modify exercises.
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RiiightStuff1Team Riiiight Stuff – Lost 40.6 pounds and 53 inches in 6 weeks!

Team: Michelle Voelker, Darla Jo Manning, Kathy Casteen (coach), Ellie Halpin, Jo Fadal and Kathy Pendergast.

 

Name: Darla Jo Manning – Lost 7 pounds and 17.5 inches in 6 weeks
Team Riight Stuff 6:30am

Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? It is very easy to make a New Year’s resolution and then drop it when life gets busy Being in a team challenge helped me stick with my goals for an extended time to help me develop new and better habits.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? Being accountable to a team has made me more thoughtful about every little “should I eat this?” and “What if I don’t feel like working out?”. I lost about 5 pounds in six weeks and felt so much love and support from my team members.
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Name: Ellie Halpin – Lost 10.8 Pounds and 10 inches in 6 weeks
Team Riiiiight Stuff 6:30am

Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? I really enjoyed the team challenge because it helped me stay accountable to eating healthy and working out 5-6 days per week. My fitness pal truly is a great tool to help me see the nutritional value of what I am eating and the calories. I looked forward to seeing all the posts on the Private GYIS Facebook page. It can certainly make you feel motivated!! I love my Riiight Stuff team!!

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? Over the six weeks, I lost 10.8 pounds and 9 1/2 inches. I have more energy, sleep so much better and my sugar cravings are gone!! Big success!!
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Name: Jo Fadal – Lost 5.2 pound and 11.25 inches in 6 weeks
Team Riiiiight Stuff 6:30am

Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? First, it helped me make new great friends and they have made me feel right at home. Second, the support through the team and the posts on facebook kept me accountable 
to build some consistency in working out and making better nutrition choices. The off cardio days have always been hard for me so having to post what I did made me get off the couch.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? Over the last 6 weeks I lost 5.2 pounds and 11.25 inches, 6 of those inches came from 3 inches off of each thigh. Other benefits I have experience include an increase in energy and mental alertness.
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Kathy Pendergast –  lost 7.2lbs. and 5.25 in 6 weeks
Team Riiiiight Stuff 6:30am

Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Contest has helped you these past 6 get-startedweeks?
It helped me to get focused after getting off track over the holidays. I have been encouraged by not only my team members, but everyone that participated. It has been great to see all of the workout posts, -ps, food, etc. I have gotten great ideas to carry forward with me on my health and fitness journey.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Contest over the last 6 weeks? I have lost 7.2lbs. and 5.25. I have grown closer to my teammates and even made a new friend through this contest. I have gotten great ideas and tools from everyone involved in the contest – tips, recipes, workouts, etc. I will use these as I move forward with my healthy lifestyle.
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Michele Voelker – Lost 10.4 pounds and 10 inches in 6 weeks.
Team: The Riiiiight Stuff

Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Contest has helped you these past 6 weeks? The Biggest Winner Contest was a good way to kick start the New Year with the focus on eating clean, working out, going above and beyond, keeping track of what I ate and having an encouraging team to support me through this journey. It is so important to continue on this journey of healthy living even beyond the past six weeks. I’m thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this contest and am encouraged to continue it for the rest of my life. How it has helped me? Encouraged me to keep track of what I eat and see the results. To push a little harder in my workouts and cardio. To be reminded that it is a journey of a lifetime. And most importantly to build relationships with my team that are supportive and encouraging.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Contest over the last 6 weeks? I have lost weight and quite a few inches, but more importantly I sleep better and feel better. My fitness pal is a wonderful tool and I’ve seen a lot of benefit from this especially in the pre-planning of my food intake. And one of the biggest changes for me is my water intake. I have surprised myself at how much water I drink now. It has become my drink of choice and I NEVER thought I would say that.
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Midday Marauders – Bob Calabro, Leigh Walker, Tuula Huotari, Belinda Fernandez and Liz Hess
Lost a total of 54 Pounds!

Bob Calabro- Lost 15 lbs and 14 inches in 6 weeks
Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Contest has helped you these past 6 Weeks:
Accountability to the team was a driving factor as I did not want to let any of my team mates down. Recording daily calories on my Fitness Pal was a real eye opener! I finally realize how many late night calories I have been consuming. If I am able to curb my late night cravings I will easily hit my year end goal of 220 lbs.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Contest over the last 6 weeks? I lost 15 pounds and 14 inches, and feel great. More importantly everyone on the team lost weight and is feeling good about themselves. Collectively we lost over 55 lbs. This challenge also helped to create friendships
and some great memories, which are priceless.
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Leigh Walker – Lost 14 Pounds in 6 weeks

Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? The Challenge helped me accomplish all of my new year’s resolutions! I was held accountable for what I wanted to accomplish in the first month of the year. This Challenge got me back on track after the holidays, and I had a lot of fun doing it!

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? I lost 14 lbs, I made a new friend (Tuula), reconnected with old ones (Bob, Liz, and Belinda), tried a new workout with my teammates, got reacquainted with My Fitness Pal, and just plain had a bunch of fun!
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 Team Name: Weapons of Mass Reduction –  Lost 39 Pounds in 6 weeks!

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Team Members: Leigh Roach, Vilma Irizarry, Gina Calabro, and Michele Solorio
Class Time(s): 5:00 and 6:15 PM

Gina Calabro – ***One of the two Individual Award Winners for the Biggest Winner
Warriors of Mass Reduction – 6:15 p.m. class (normally)

Describe how the Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Contest has helped you these past 6 weeks? The Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Contest definitely helped me by being accountable. I’ve been in and out of boot camp for years and this past year due to work related stress, I rarely made it to boot camp 10 times a month. In January, I attended 14 sessions, which was unheard of for me. Our team, the Women of Mass Reduction has significantly helped me in making sure I made it to boot camp, was exercising on my off-day cardio days, and journaling my food. I did not want to let the team down and made an all-out effort to do what was expected for the contest. Vilma set up a group messenger so we could talk daily. At least once a week, we tried to work out as a team or meet for off-day cardio. The four of us, Michelle, Leigh, Vilma and I bonded and supported each other 100%.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Contest over the last 6 weeks?

(1) Over the last six weeks, most importantly I lost weight and inches. I lost 9 pounds and 10 inces
(2) I used MyFitnessPal daily and tracked what I ate; this has been a true game changer for me.
(3) I ate breakfast; normally I would grab a Starbucks Non-Fat Two Splenda Latte and drink that on my way to work. Now I’ve been having protein shakes made by husband, Bob every morning.
(4) I packed snacks for the week and took to work. I never got bored, because I would do several variety items.
(5) I used several aps such as MFP, Runkeeper and Couch to 5K which kept me conscious of where I was and what I wanted to accomplish, especially helpful for off-day cardio.
(6) Bob and I are eating better and keeping our refrigerator stocked with “good stuff”. We are definitely not wasting as much food as we have previously. The overall benefit has been my energy has increased and I have some new friends. Thanks fellow Women of Mass Reduction!
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Name: Vilma Irizarry
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Describe how the Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks?

The Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped me in many different ways. From helping in sticking to commitments I make to myself via team accountability to observing what works for me via charting my progress (and what I do) via my fitness pal.

It has also helped tremendously by providing a constant source of motivation and inspiration from other participants (either in person at Bootcamp or via Facebook). It has helped in driving the concept of consistency and what to do when you veer off (I’m human, I can fail but I can also get back on that wagon. It is a marathon, not a sprint. Cliché but true. A very important lesson to learn!). By sticking through the lows (weigh-in days… oh boy! J) I have learned to look at other indicators besides just weight to assess my progress (how I feel, how my clothes feel, my energy level, how I handle stress, etc. have become as important, if not more, than actual weight).

Finally, the relationships that I have gained by doing this can do nothing but improve my life. I am grateful for those!

What have been some of the benefits and results from the Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks?

From the beginning of the Challenge I have:
–  Lost 6.4 lbs. and 17 inches overall
–  Improved my mile run by 35 seconds
–  Gained energy
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Leigh Roach – Team Name: Weapons of Mass Destruction   Time(s): 5:00 and 6:15 PM
***One of the two Individual Award Winners for the Biggest Winner

How the Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks?  The challenge has helped me by providing accountability and a support system
What have been some of the benefits and results from the Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks?
In the past 6 weeks, I lost over 12 pounds and changed my eating habits.

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Michele Solorio  Team: Weapons of Mass Reduction   Class: 5:00pm
Coach: Chaney

How the Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks?
The challenge has helped me be accountable for what I eat by journaling and having my team be able to view my diary. It has also helped motivate me to join cardio club and conquer my fear of running. I’m not listening to my inner voice tell me no any more. I’ve changed the dialogue to “yes I can”. My team has helped encourage me to do this.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the Get You In Shape Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks?
Benefits of the challenge have been clean eating and increase cardio activity which has resulted in weight loss and size reduction. I weigh in Friday for final results but I’ve lost 10lbs so far and several inches.
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Name: Susan Wilson  Team –
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Describe how the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge has helped you these past 6 weeks? The accountability is always helpful for me. It is much easier to cheat yourself than it is to cheat a bunch of other people that are counting on you. It also helps keep me honest, remember to log everything, make better choices, exercise regularly and eat less, because someone is watching! In addition, my team was very supportive and motivating and that was not only helpful, but made the whole experience enjoyable. And as we all know, diets and/or lifestyle changes aren’t always fun or easy, but this one was because I had a great group of women supporting me.

What have been some of the benefits and results from the GYIS Biggest Winner Team Challenge over the last 6 weeks? I have lost about 9 lbs. I also got to know all of my teammates better and started making small lifestyle changes that I hope I can continue. My clothes fit better and I am feeling better.
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