When I found Active Challenge, I begged my mom to let me go. She was sceptical at first, and I don't blame her. During those 4 years when I was gaining weight, she had been paying for a gym membership for me. I would go for about a week or two and then stop. I told her I was seriously committed (even though I don't think I had myself convinced) so she let me go. Well, I went this July, and I doubt if I could accurately convey how...perfect it was for me.
First off, Active Challenge is not a "Fat Camp" in any negative implication of those words. You go there to get healthy in every aspect of your life and losing weight is just a side effect of that. The environment was structured to ensure my success. There was daily exercise of course, but for most of it, you didn't even realize how hard you were working because you had all these great girls beside you working just as hard. And Also I had fun! Low ropes, hiking, swimming and field games are among some of my favorites. The harder I worked the better I felt.
I was always amazed by the menu. It all tasted so good. We ate so often that I never felt hungry. At Active Challenge I never felt stronger.
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