Our Summer 2019 Finalist, Reed!

Read his story:

Congrats Reed!

My before and after photo’s are definitely NOT my transformation story. My purpose for taking the CSE challenge was to build more muscle and eat healthier foods. I see a lot of differences between my “before” and “after” pictures but the main difference is how I feel. Before I started this challenge I would take advantage of my lean build and active lifestyle by eating whatever I wanted. It didn’t matter how many milk shakes or chocolate bars I ate because I would stay thin regardless. The CSE snacks and treats were perfect because I needed them to curb my late night sweet tooth and follow my eating schedule. After the first week of eating clean foods I realized something that was life changing. I no longer felt like I needed energy drinks to get me through the work day. I used to drink 2 red bulls a day and would almost never go to the gym without caffeinated pre-workout. I am not trying to shame anyone by saying caffeine is bad, but I used caffeine every day to wake me up and get me through the afternoons. Every day around 2-4pm my body crashed and I used caffeine to stay productive. After the first week of this challenge I stopped drinking energy drinks because I no longer needed them. Not only did I have more energy, I felt like I had more endurance during my workouts and my skin started to clear up. I was amazed with how I could feel so good ALL DAY LONG. It feels kind of funny to say that healthier meals & snacks made me a happier person, but it’s so much easier to remain positive in life when you feel good and have energy.

Our next Fall Challenge Starts September 9th. Get on the waitlist HERE.