Kayleigh Spink / Transformation

Kayleigh Spink's amazing Maxine's Challenge transformation

  • Before
    55.6kg
  • After
    49.1kg

Details

Height

165 cm

Program

Tone & Shape - Intermediate

Reason to start The Challenge

I've always wanted to get fit, but I've always made excuses. I want to be proud of myself and prove that I can actually do this, and create a better, healthier lifestyle for myself.

What did you like most about The Challenge?

What I liked most about the challenge was how structured & organised it was. It was really easy to follow, with a lot of guidance and support offered for when needed. I also liked how tough it was. Nothing good comes easy!

What was the hardest thing about your Challenge?

The hardest part for me was changing my diet. That's where I've always struggled when trying to get fit in the past. It took me roughly the whole first month to get used to how plain and simple the nutrition plan was. It was hardest to cut down/restrict carbs, especially not being allowed to eat pasta. But it has taught me a lot about how to eat and I learned to love it, and now I can't imagine eating much differently (but with the occasional treat).

What impact has The Challenge had on your life?

As corny as it may sound, it has changed my life. Not only am I the fittest and healthiest I've ever been, I feel fantastic. In my day-to-day life, in my clothes, when I exercise - I feel amazing. I cannot imagine how I went about life beforehand, with all of the junk I consumed, the lack of water I drank, and not going to gym everyday! What was I doing? I don't ever want to go back to how I was. I've attempted (half-heartedly) to get fit before without success because I caved to binge eating and didn't commit to the gym, and now that I've stuck out 12 weeks of doing the complete opposite, I'm very proud of myself and that's the biggest impact this challenge has had on me overall - pride, and belief in myself.

What would you say to people who are thinking of doing The Challenge?

DO IT! 'If I can do it, you can do it'. Trust me. I ate junk after dinner every night, drank soft drink, binged on the weekends, and I was able to give that all up. I'm proof that the excuse 'I have no willpower' is rubbish because I used to say that, and acted like that, and I completely changed. Anybody can do it and it will change your life for the better so why not give it a go. It's 100% worth it and no matter what journey you have, you will be a healthier and stronger person at the end of it.

Anything else you would like to tell us about your Challenge?

My challenge was everything I could've wanted it to be. It was tough, strict, structured, and most of all - challenging. I loved it, and I will feel a little lost without it. But I think I'll be back one day ;)

Journal

  • Kayleigh Spink
    20 Apr 2017
    4:28 PM

    Week 11 - Day 4 I cannot believe it is week 11 already, yet thinking back to week 1 feels like ages ago. I am getting excited that the challenge end date is nearing, as I can't wait to look back over my progress and see a lot of other's progress too, but I'm a bit sad at the same time! It has been such a rewarding journey, and I feel I'll be a little lost without it and I'm definitely not ready to slow down on exercising & clean eating. I think I'll stick to the nutrition plan majority of the time, and just allow myself some treats (without over doing it). Easter eggs are looking good! Bring on the next week and a half!

  • Kayleigh Spink
    21 Mar 2017
    10:05 AM

    Week 7 - Day 2 After a pretty flat week last week, the beginning of week 7 is feeling really positive. Week 6 I felt like I was at a bit of a standstill and wasn't feeling very good about myself, but I knew I was just having an off week. Now it's week 7, and I'm already back in a positive mind frame. I knew that this challenge would be a mental rollercoaster, but you really don't know how much so until you're on it! Can't wait to compare progess photos come week 8 :)

  • Kayleigh Spink
    8 Mar 2017
    1:32 PM

    Week 5 - Day 3 Currently craving ANYTHING other than chicken or steak right. I don't even feel like take-away or anything like that, just something more exciting! Time to really look into the recipe alternatives!

  • Kayleigh Spink
    6 Mar 2017
    1:23 PM

    Week 5 - Day 1 I'm feeling really fit & healthy 4 weeks in. I'm down to a weight that I haven't been for years, and I can see abs coming through for the first time ever! Very excited to give the new training program a crack, but am a bit scared of how sore I'll be!

  • Kayleigh Spink
    24 Feb 2017
    11:04 PM

    Week 3 - Day 5 After a little get away to Bali during week 2/3 I was so keen to get back into normal routine when I got home. I am so proud of how much temptation I resisted over there, and how well I did to stick as close to the nutrition plan as I could. Of course it was a little less structured and strict as at home but I feel I did the best I could so am super happy. Week 3 has been a strong & accomplishing week. Another kg down and am feeling more determined than ever.

  • Kayleigh Spink
    13 Feb 2017
    4:08 PM

    Week 2 - Day 1 Week 1 felt successful for me, but definitely not easy. The training was good & hard - over-did calves and paid for that for a few days though. Food was always going to be the biggest struggle for me, and I was tested on the weekend with a huge delicious platter (my weakness) followed by maltesers sitting right in front of me! But I resisted & I'm proud of myself. The normal me would have devoured that. This week I'm aiming for a really strong week in the gym, with extra cardio and hope to feel even better come Sunday. I'm off to Bali for a few days on Thursday so that'll be a little harder but if I can resist a platter, I can resist cocktails! 1kg down and motivated :)

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