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Congratulations to our 2023 Fall 8 Week #1uptransformationchallenge Male 4th place $3,000 cash prize winner Michael Braglia @mjbraglia
This is his story
“ As a child, I carried extra weight, always feeling a step behind my siblings and friends. This fueled my early desire for body transformation. Joining the football team in 7th grade kickstarted my weight loss journey. High school saw me not only playing football but also get into powerlifting and regular workouts. Despite my fascination with transforming my physique, I struggled with consistency, often falling back out of shape.
The turning point came with the discovery of the 1Up Nutrition 8-week Challenge, where I was determined to break free from my inconsistent past. Crafting a personalized calorie and macro plan, I embarked on a journey that reshaped both my body and mindset.
Weeks 1 to 3 were surprisingly good, instilling a sense of accomplishment. However, weeks 4 and 5 posed challenges, with demanding workouts, daily cardio, and a strict diet. By week 6, I entered a "don't give up" mode, reminding myself of the approaching finish line. Weeks 7 and 8 pushed me to my limits, demanding unparalleled mental toughness.
Throughout, the dedicated Facebook group became my daily motivation. Witnessing transformations and grit fueled my determination. Consistency emerged as the key to success. Reflecting on my journey, I realized a less drastic, more sustainable approach would yield similar results over a slightly longer period.
My newfound physique inspires hope and encourages others to pursue their goals. To those starting out, I emphasize taking it one day at a time, acknowledging setbacks happen. Photos offered valuable perspective on progress and kept self-doubt at bay. Consistency is the golden rule, highlighting the importance of gradual progress. Thrilled to claim 4th place in the transformation challenge, I eagerly anticipate pushing my limits further to create my dream physique.”