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Congratulations to our 2022 Fall 8 Week #1uptransformationchallenge Male 3rd place $4,000 cash prize winner Christian Restrepo @cravemuscles
This is his story
“After the last competition, I set my goal to try and place again in the fall challenge, having been disqualified from the summer challenge. I wanted to turn a negative situation into a positive life lesson for my children. Regardless of any situation, you can always find a silver lining if you have a positive mindset.
I knew my biggest challenge would be maintaining my motivation to do another 8 week challenge since being on a calorie deficit would mean lower energy levels. Getting my workouts and steps in was challenging and there were several days where I just wanted to stop. An excuse can always be made if you choose to settle for it. I learned to consistently find solutions instead of making excuses. Find multiple reasons to finish, not just one, is my best advice to anyone starting a challenge. Create a manageable routine as well because your motivation will fade or be non-existent some days, so just keep a routine and follow it.
Overall, I am proud of what I accomplished, both physically and mentally. Physically, I am the fittest I have ever been and mentally, I was able to overcome a devastating disappointment and find a positive outlook that ultimately has a happy ending.”