Our Fall 2023 Challenge Winner, Hailey!
CSE taught me that healthy food can taste good, give you more sustainable energy, and honestly, my depression and anxiety has gotten so much better.
Let me just start by saying, I don’t feel like this part of the challenge is my strong suit! I feel like I never can express how much I truly love CSE or say how much this lifestyle change has helped me, not only in my physical health, but my mental as well!
This will be my sixth challenge, and I actually have to say one of my hardest, next to my first one. This past January, I found out that my gallbladder wasn’t working how it was supposed to and had to get it out. That being said, I didn’t do well with being down and out for those few weeks and didn’t do my best at eating the way I knew I should have. As we say, “I fell off the wagon! HARD!” but I knew once the Spring Challenge was being talked about, I needed to get back on–not only for me, but for my family too!!
When you eat clean the first week and you feel so good on the inside, you just remember this is why I do it! More energy and a better attitude, it’s just worth it! Although there are days I might have eaten something I shouldn't, I don't let it get me down; I just know the next meal I will do better and just not sweat the small stuff.
With that being said, I would say this time around I’ve learned to love who I am and what I can offer. I’ve never been the self-confident type, but I’m learning to be proud of my body and I am a strong woman/mom of two amazing boys! It’s not the size that matters; it's the person hidden deep inside that matters. You just need to find what brings that amazing person out! That's definitely what Clean Simple Eats has been doing and helping me!!
Each season we host a free 7-week, community-based health and fitness challenge. We work hard, get our sweat on, and work together to motivate each other to reach our goals.