A quick interview with Roxanne Clifton, 3rd Place Women’s Transformation in the New Year 2016 Challenge!
Q: Give us a short history of your journey to health and fitness before the challenge.
I have always lived an active lifestyle but I have had an issue with really loving all the wrong foods. Last year I started Crossfit and went to see a Food Coach for the first time.
I was ready to make a drastic change in my life and although I started seeing results my head just wasn’t in it. I found a love for Crossfit and carried on running, I was getting stronger but
due to not following my eating plan, I wasn’t seeing the results I wanted.
Q: What prompted you to join the Ultimate You Transformation Challenge?
I had planned after my festive season weight gain to start taking my health and workouts seriously and to get into the best shape I could. I had been putting it off for the whole month of January and February seemed to be a good month to start. It so happened that the day I decided to start my best friend sent me the ultimate challenge link. We both signed up right then and there.
Q: Give us a quick overview of the nutrition and eating plan that you followed during the challenge.
I had the eating plan from my Food Coach, Chaos Chrissy and downloaded the Paleo Low Carb Plan for ideas and recipes. In short I basically ate my carbs at the right times, as well as ate as clean as possible and lots of green vegetables. Sugar and alcohol were also cut out of my diet.
Q: Give us a quick overview of the training and exercise plan that you followed during the challenge.
I trained 5-6 days a week – 3 times a week at Crossfit District Six with my amazing coaches, Lushwill and Ty and then did a ±7km run two to three times a week as well as some long runs as I was training for the Two Oceans Half Marathon.
Q: Did you use any supplements or do anything else worth mentioning to help you get results?
I used Nutritech Premium Pure Whey after my workouts.
Q: If you could give 3 pieces of advice to future challengers, what would they be?
- Find a form of exercise that is fun and enjoyable, this will prevent you from making excuses.
- Focus on your end goal, get your head in the game, eat right and stay active.
- Only you are in charge of your happiness and your body stop making excuses and get working on it.
Q: What did you find most valuable about your experience?
This challenge helped me get motivated again and realise that if I put the hard work in, getting the body I want is possible. I feel good about myself again but know that there is still a lot of hard work ahead to get where I want to be.