Congratulations to our Summer 8 Week #1uptransformationchallenge Male 5th place $2,000 cash prize winner Gustavo Alcantar @arcangels38
This is his story
“I’ve been skinny my whole life, but was good in all sports in school. I thought I was set! But, once high school ended I started playing video games and working. Which just made me get skinnier.
After some time, my friends started inviting me to go workout with them so we could look better for summer. Thanks to them I found body building fun and interesting. Working out made me feel better. From 2016-2019 I was active and fit, I had three great years.
But, in early 2019 everything changed. I went from 155 lbs. down to 130 lbs. I got sick and ended up in the hospital and was diagnosed with acute kidney failure. Because of this, I started being more careful with what I ate, did, and what I said because I was trying to be a better person for God.
Now, in 2020 I am with a beautiful girl that actually found out about the 1Up Nutrition challenge and told me about it. She was trying to help me get back in shape because she knew how much I enjoyed it. Well, I decided to actually give it a try for myself, and to try and get back to the happy person I used to be. Happy with myself, my body, and my lifestyle.
Sticking to the challenge was hard. It was hard to get back to the gym and to get in shape. Sometimes I would get out of breath or feel too tired doing simple workouts. But, I’m grateful for the challenge, because it helped me get back on track. I’m finally able to say that I am 100% recovered. So, if you’re thinking of doing the challenge, go ahead! Do it for you, do it to be better!”