Fitness guru Everlyn Okinyi of Eveal health and fitness on Saturday awarded top three winners of her fitness challenge.
The challenge took 4 months and attracted tens of contestants. After the 4 months elapsed, they posted photos of their transformation journey asking fans to vote for them.
Ashley emerged the winner and was awarded over Ksh25k. First runners up was awarded gift voucher of Sh25,000, second runners up was awarded vSh15,000. They all got a mobile phone from Huawei and free manicure and pedicure at Wahu Kagwi’s salon Afrosiri.
Speaking in a live interview with Eveal health and fitness founder live 24-year-old Ashley said she had participated in two other weight loss challenges but didn’t win.
Ashley Atieno winner of Eveal fitness challenge‘This was me at my heaviest (taken last year) – and I stayed at around this size until Feb 2020 when I started trying to lose weight. I just started with @thefitnesski quarantine lean challenges when we were in lock down. And then about 3 months into it, I joined @eveal_health_and_fitness and @usnkenya’s 12 week transformation challenge. (I’m currently competing in this – to VOTE for me, check out my stories!!!) I continued to use @thefitnesski Best Damn Weightloss programme when I could finally join a gym! I remember being on the phone to my nutritionist friend and fellow fitness enthusiast @pearlbrathwaite and telling her that I wanted to lose weight but the methods I had seen people use (Keto) just didn’t sound realistic for me. She encouraged me to just eat normally. Have the carbs, enjoy some fats, keep my protein intake high and obviously add exercise as part of my lifestyle. These were the main catalysts for change. I stopped trying to do diets that just weren’t sustainable for me and started finding better ways to eat whilst allowing the odd treat meals here and there,’ she wrote in part.
Advising those struggling with weight loss, she said,
So if you’re just starting out – best advice is not to stop, consistency really is the only way you’ll see real results. And find ways to make the foods you enjoy more healthy! Take as many pictures as possible throughout the entire process as well! YOU’VE GOT THIS!