I completed my 6 week challenge. Didn't reach my goal.
If anything, I lose muscle mass and gain body fat. I am a marathon runner and workout everyday, couldn't understand to why I didn't reach my goal. On my first weight ins I have lost weight and gain body fat. So they put me on a carb cycle.
They didn't take the time to try to figure out to why my results were going backwards. Instead, they just put me on a carb cycle. I explained that I'm starving and that I lift, run and do the class. Still didn't make any adjustments to help me reach my goal.
So I still lift, run and take the classes for the next 3 weeks.... I'm feeling week, tired and hungry. Final day for weight in... I have lost 5 lbs and .033 body fat.
I lost my muscle mass. I didn't want to lose weight. I wanted to lose the bad fat. But with me starving and I didn't lose the body fat I was hoping .
They asked for my opinion and experience. I told them that I was disappointed because it was unhealthy. I said to them that I need more calories due to training for my upcoming marathon. THEN THEY FINALLY TELL ME...
" OH SHOULD HAVE CUTE BACK ON RUNNING, YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN RUNNING THAT MUSH BECAUSE RUNNING BURNS MUSCLE MASS AMD YOU'RE DOING TO MUCH CARDIO". so now they barely are telling me this. Oh it gets better... They also told me, " you are already fit, you didn't have much to lose".
So my question is, then why did they think this program was ok for me to do??? This goes to tell me that they don't care about the clients. There isn't a connection with the client. I am very disappointed and discouraged.
This has made me feel like a failer. It has made me feel like a looser.
I'm a competitive runner/athletic and after taking this challenge, it has brought myself esteem low. I now need to figure out what to do to boost it back up.