Tonight I would like to highlight one of our Paleo-Zone challenge winners, Tamara Meyer, who showed the most physical change. She successfully followed the zone diet during this 3 month challenge and lost a total of 15 pounds!
Tamara said the toughest part of the zone was giving up her diet coke and red wine! She does continue to enjoy a glass of red wine with her "cheat" meals. She was surprised how much the diet affected her mood! She was noticeably happier and less irritated on a regular basis. She just felt lighter all over! I know every time I saw her in the gym she was smiling!
Her performance in the gym certainly improved! During the challenge she increased her days at the gym from 2-3 days per week to 4+. Her weights went up in all exercises. She said she noticed an especially big difference with body weight workouts! In fact she got her 1st rope climb during the challenge (and has a nice scar to remember it by). She is also on the verge of having kipping pull ups!
Goals for 2010....
She plans to continue the zone lifestyle and maintain her 4 days per week schedule. She compliments her CrossFit with swimming and mountain biking as well. She says she has no intention to drink another diet coke again. Her ultimate goal for 2010 is to do workouts as prescribed by the end of the year!
Congratulation, Tamara! I am so thrilled for you. You took on this challenge whole-heartedly and were rewarded with amazing success! You look absolutely fantastic and are a true testament of how this works! You are an inspiration and I completely believe you'll achieve your 2010 goals!
Awesome work, Tamara! You look great!
Congrats, Tamara! It definitely takes discipline to lay off that wine. ;)
Wow, Tamara, amazing effort!!! You look wonderful and SO happy!!! Congratulations!!!! Yeah, serious discipline to drop the wine. Ooopf. Very very very impressive!
Incredible, Tamara! That is truly inspiring to me.
Congratulations Tamara! It's great to see hard work rewarded with results. That same effort will get you your pullups.
That is amazing. You look great.
Keep up the good work. And drink the wine when you want it. It is too good to just look at.
Tamara...amazing job! Every time you worked out in the evenings I was always impressed by the dedication and the constant smile. I remember when you where talking about flipping tractor tires and how awesome it was! Great job on the challenge. Very inspirational.
Tamara! Nice work!! Keep it up girl!
it's sarah from atlas crossfit in chicago, found this blog doing a search for paleo recipes as we just started our paleo challenge 9 days ago. :) thanks for the amazing recipes - can't wait to try them!
i just had to comment on this post because tamara's progress was incredible! she should feel so proud of herself... i can tell she's pumped with her results from her beautiful smiling face! congratulations!!
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