What if I’ve done one of these challenges before?
First, thanks so much for taking the challenge with us in the past 🙂 These challenges are primarily intended for first-timers, however, we have many people who choose to do them again to continue working on their goals (or concepts they didn’t quite get to yet), to hold themselves accountable, and/or to enjoy the awesome community!
We always like to keep things fresh, add new ideas, new motivation, new meals etc… however, if you do join us for a second time (or a third) just keep in mind that many of the foundations of great nutrition do not change (at least not drastically), and therefore you’ll definitely come across some similar information. Plus, not everyone has had the opportunity to learn it all yet.
Do I have to take Before & After Photos?
First, we can’t force you to do something you don’t want to do.
However, I cannot recommend and stress enough that you take this brave and bold step to take your before & after photos in your bikini (or sports bra & undies).
From my heart…Here’s why:
#1 So that you can see all of the visual/physical changes that are indeed going to happen over your entire bod when you commit to this challenge. If you just rely on the spots that you measure you’ll miss out on all of the non-measured spots that you’ll see in the before & after photos.
If you just rely on how you “feel” you’ll never fully realize all that you’ve accomplished. We always tend to doubt ourselves.
Plus, most of us have to see something to believe it. I know I do!
For example (this happens all the time!)…
Many people will gain great lean muscle and lose fat, but the scale stays neutral…therefore, if they didn’t take those before & after photos it’s so much easier to get discouraged because nothing changed on the scale.
I cannot tell you how encouraged you will be when you see all the changes between your before & after photos that you would’ve missed if you just focused on the number on the scale.
You are always more than just a number on a scale, and before & after photos are a huge part of making sure you solidify that thought in your mind.
#2 To be eligible for individual prizes at the end we have to have your before & after photos (plus, measurements) to be able to determine who our lovely winners are!
#3 These before & after photos are always just between you & me, unless you give me permission to share them (with or without a heart emoji over your beautiful face)
P.S…You’ll receive all the nitty gritty details in your pre-challenge guide about how you will best take these photos (and your measurements)…But you will have the bonus opportunity to sign-up for limited time slots to have your photos & measurements taken by a most lovely instructor at your studio…These are limited & first-come-first-serve! Stay tuned for the schedule of these limited spots inside your pre-challenge guide that you’ll receive upon registering.
Will This Meal Plan Work For Me?
The simple answer is…YES.
Many people think that a meal plan in and of itself is the answer to all of their weight-loss struggles. I want to share with you that one specific meal plan is not the answer you’re looking for.
Let me tell you why 🙂
A meal plan is great for the first couple of weeks. It gives you structure. It makes things more simple. It may even make things easier for you.
BUT…come week 2, or 3, or 4…And you’re about ready to quit the whole thing. You’ve been eating the same dang thing for weeks and you can’t easily participate in social activities with your beloved fam & friends!
How depressing & unsustainable for life is that?
In this challenge you’ll be provided with a sample meal plan (and macros and portion sizes) to fit your body-type and food sensitivity needs that way you can get short term results.
However, I’ll be coaching you how to utilize this plan with your macros/portions to make it work long-term and for “real” life by working in all the variety you need (including eating out & hanging with friends!)
What If I’m New to Bar Method?
You are going to love it in the Bar Method studio! It’s the best 🙂 If you’re joining the challenge as a “new member” you’ll be receiving the 4 week challenge + 4 weeks of classes at your Bar Method studio.
Each studio will reach out to you to get you all set up with your classes for the challenge…So stay tuned for email communication from them (not me)!
What If I’m Traveling During the Challenge?
No sweat! These challenges are online for that reason so that we can include as many people as possible, especially our traveling babes.
All of the webinars will be recorded and available to you from within a members area just in case you need to review them or you happen to be on a flight when they’re happening live 🙂
And honestly, all of my techniques and concepts are meant for “real” life. None of us stay home 365 days per year or eat from our perfect meal plan 365 days a year. This challenge is designed with real life flexibility in mind, and I also add in some specific coaching on travel too!