Two weeks ago I posted the male winner of the Knoxville Transformation Challenge, a challenge launched in January, by Fox Fitness and the Health Shoppe. Entrants had 12 weeks to shed the pounds and transform their bodies. Here is the story of our top female finisher Kristin Coleman! CONGRATS KRISTIN!
She sure did back on the muscle and looks awesome!
Here is a recent interview with Kristin:
BF: Why did you enter the transformation challenge?
KC: I entered the challenge because I needed something to get me motivated again. I gained some weight over the holidays and needed something to keep me accountable.
BF: What results have you seen?
KC: I lost 17.6 pounds, 6.2% body fat & 7.5 total inches!!
BF: Wow! What did you do to lose all this weight?
KC: I lifted 5 to 6 days per week & did cardio 5-7 days depending on my energy level. I did HIIT training at least 3 of those cardio days. I ate extremely clean, and as much “real food” as possible. I ate every 2.5 to 3 hours, making sure to get a lean protein source in at every meal, only whole grains until mid afternoon, then my carb source was from vegetables. I had fruit with every meal, but in small amounts. I had 2 servings of good fat/oil per day. I ate a lot of chicken, fish & egg whites. I did have lean beef a few times a week. I used oatmeal & sweet potatoes as my main sources of carbs, but I did use some quiona and brown rice at times. My treat each day was 1 scoop of BSN lean dessert chocolate with 1 tablespoon of peanut butter, heated in the microwave before bed every night!
BF: Your diet and exercise plan is right on. No wonder you did so well! Did you take any Supplements?
KC: I took CLA, a multivitamin, fish oil, vitamin D & C, folic acid, and glucosamine/chondroitin. I used ON 2:1 Recovery in the beginning and switched to Hydrowhey the last 4 weeks or so.
BF: ON is always my favorite! Anything else that helped you to transform?
KC: The challenge helped keep me on track. Like I stated above, it was a sense of accountability for me. I’d love to compete, but getting on stage isn’t for me. This was a competition I could do.
BF: How do you feel now that you have transformed your body?
KC: I feel great! I have more energy & feel better all around.
BF: What are your future fitness goals?
KC: I’d love to compete, but like I said I have an aversion to the stage 🙂 I know I can’t stay as lean as I got for the challenge, but I’d like to stay within a certain weight range and continue to build and tone my muscle.
BF: Hmm…well maybe someday I can change your mind about competing 😉 Anything else you would like to add or anything you learned you would like to share with readers?
KC: I struggled for a few weeks after the challenge getting myself on track. I had too many cheat meals and I wasn’t as consistent with my workouts as I had been. Luckily, I found out this is a common experience, so I took it easy on myself and got back on track when I was ready.
So there you have it! Kristin made some great changes to her workouts and diets so that she could drop the pounds and add some lean muscle definition to her body. Just like everyone else she had her share of struggles but having a goal to work toward and some accountability helped her to achieve things she may not have otherwise.