1. Sarah Teasdale [Female Winner]
Sarah has had absolutely mind-blowing results with #TeamTEG over the past 6 months.
So incredible that if we hadn’t seen all the progress pictures we wouldn’t even have believed these two photos were the same person.
So huge congratulations Sarah, you’re our Cutting Challenge 2015 female winner.
Here’s what Sarah has to say about the past 6 months with #TeamTEG:
“I started the train eat gain plan 6 months ago because I was training hard, running three times a week, lifting 2-3 Times a week and yoga on my day off but I wasn’t seeing the result I wanted! I had gotten to a low weight in the July before and the scales hadn’t moved since, it didn’t matter how little I ate or how many more miles I ran my body wouldn’t change any more. When I saw the plan I thought what have I got to loose, what I’m doing now isn’t giving me the results I want so I might as well try something a bit different. When I first started the plan it was scary, I was eating a good 500 calories a day more and doing no cardio but after the first couple of weeks I could see it was working. For the first time in 8 months my stomach was shrinking and I was getting that “toned” look. I have loved every bit of the plan and once I saw the results I was getting I was hooked and have followed every bit of Rob and Ben’s advice. Now that the plan is over I’m still hooked on the gym and still eating the same as I have been during the plan, this isn’t a diet with an expiry date this is a lifestyle and a way of life now and I can’t thank the guys enough for showing me the way! This is what I’ve done in six months can’t wait to see what me and my body can do in the next few on the bikini muscle guide! Bring it on!!”
2. Laura Sneddon
Check out that incredible bikini body — Laura’s going to be able to hold her head high on the beach this summer!
Laura has been in the top 5 every month for the past 6 months and with good reason too! Well done Laura, you’ve been consistent and committed and it’s paid off big time.
Here’s Laura’s story from January with #TeamTEG:
“I signed up for #CC2015 as I was fed up with how I looked. I ended 2014 overweight and depressed but I decided enough was enough. I can honestly say it was the best thing I’ve ever done and I feel so much happier and healthier. I really enjoyed the workouts which were varied and challenging and kept me interested over the last 6 months. I’ve also enjoyed trying out different recipes posted on their website which proves that eating healthy certainly doesn’t have to be boring! The TEG community is awesome and everyone is so supportive, sharing knowledge, tips and advice. I’m especially grateful to Rob and Ben who have been fantastic. They give up so much time to provide us all with fantastic support and their personal approach makes them stand out from everyone else. They have taught me the importance of having a healthy balanced diet and that you don’t have to spend hours running on a treadmill to get the body you want. I have achieved my results by following their awesome plan and by listening to their advice. The most important thing of all is that it is sustainable in the long term. I’m going to continue building on what I’ve achieved so far and hopefully become even stronger and leaner. Strong is defo the new skinny! Thanks for everything guys :-)”
3. Maxine Hayward
Maxine has gone from mum-bod to potential bikini competitor in the past 6 months!
It’s fantastic that Maxine no longer feels ashamed to be in a bikini — no one should feel that way in our opinion and we’re so glad we could help her shape a body to be proud of.
Here’s Maxine’s #TeamTEG story:
“I initially started with TEG after moving a long way from my training buddy. I was doing my own stuff in a new gym and was mainly back to cardio, I was not confident without my buddy leading the way.
“A couple of months after I moved and seeing no change, putting weight on over Christmas, Steph tagged me on the cc2015 challenge . I read through and thought, I can’t do this, I am not fit enough. I had years of struggling with weight and hating having photos taken, never dreamt I could have photos of me in a bikini and not feel ashamed!
“I gave myself a talking to and signed up , not thinking I would be accepted or complete it. 6 months later I can say it was the best decision ever ( thanks Steph for the tag). Rob and Ben are so supportive and encouraging , I was never made to feel a failure, they adapted the plan to when I injured myself and the plan itself allowed for me to still be able to train when I was on holiday.
“I started seeing changes really quickly and the nutrition plan was adaptable and easy , no starving !! sometimes I couldn’t believe how much I could have. The workouts were brilliant and varied, I was really excited for each new month. I can always email the guys for support , advice and Information and the support online from the other TeamTEG members is fantastic too.
“I have been recommending TrainEatGain to any of my friends that have asked what my secret is (and there have been a few) . Who needs secrets when you have Rob and Ben in your corner?
“I now know I can achieve so much, I have increased in confidence massively in the gym and I can’t Wait To start a new challenge with TrainEatGain with a much better starting point both emotionally and physically.
“Thanks guys you are the best!!!”
4. Jodie Chandler
Check out that tiny waist!
Jodie started off typically a little overweight with all the classic (and slightly depressing) wobbly bits that creep up on you over time.
But Jodie stuck it out with #TeamTEG and has totally transformed her figure. She’s now got that enviable celebrity hourglass figure. I just hope she carries a stick with her at all times as I bet the guys can’t keep their hands off her!
Jodie’s a woman of few words it would seem (but BIG results) — here’s her review of her #TeamTEG experience:
“Very comprehensive and easy to follow and the team were great for any questions along the way.”
5. Charlie Hefferon
Charlie is the perfect case in point for our ‘bodyweight doesn’t tell the story’ campaign.
If you’re already relatively lean you really can’t gauge progress by the scales.
Charlie has completely transformed the shape of her figure over the past 6 months. Looking at her starting photo, you’d presume she wasn’t made to have a tiny waist and coke-bottle physique. But after 6 months (but just 1.5lbs lost) she’s totally changed shape and put that to bed!
Charlie’s now in the enviable position where she’s put in the hard work and built an incredible physique (through weight training of course) and can now enjoy a much more balanced lifestyle, enjoying plenty of treats, rather than yo-yoing between diets. Hard work pays off!
Here’s Charlie’s take on her #TeamTEG experience:
“As I’ve said before though, this isn’t a short term thing for me. It’s a lifestyle. As long as I’m 80% good, I’m happy with that! Haha! I still have to remind myself how far I’ve come from my ‘fat’ days…!
“This plan has pushed me really hard with the workouts, I’m lifting heavier than I ever have before now! I’m away on holiday next week, but planning on a couple of PT sessions when I get back to make me a bit more confident at the squat rack, I know I’ve got more to give, it’s just finding the braveness to do it!
“I’ve lost a total of 10cm from my body, mainly stomach/ hips area – to be honest, I don’t have a lot anywhere else to lose!! Typical girl body, carry my weight round my middle. Having said that, I’m literally only 1.5lb lighter than when I started in January. So it’s not all about the numbers on the scales!
“Thank you so much for your continued support with everything, I’m super grateful!”