Hi friends and family! My name is Raquel Harris and I am the co-creator of the 30 Day Fitness Challenge. Our goal was to create a fun and healthy competition that would motivate people to reach their fitness goals whether it's weight loss, muscle gain, or increased athletic performance.
I have been overwhelmed with the amount of inquiries and registrants we have received so far. After spending the past two weeks consulting people, I have become truly inspired by their stories. Since then, I have officially decided to join the contest myself. DON'T WORRY. As the co-creator, I am not eligible for prizes.
But, you are already fit!
Half-true. I have been a "fatlete" for as long as I could remember. I jog 18 miles per-week and I am an Amateur Fighter with 6 Championship Titles, including a World Gold Medal. However, I struggle with stubborn belly fat. Working out is not a problem for me. Portion control is my problem. Therefore, my ultimate goal for the contest is to control my portions and lose 10 pounds of body fat. Being a petite woman with muscles makes it even tougher to lose weight, but I did it before...
I normally walk around at 120 pounds and compete at 105 pounds. Meaning, I lose approximately 15 pounds each fight camp doing a dangerous weight-cut process called a "water-load". During each water-load I felt the most athletic at 110 pounds. At 110 pounds I felt confident, leaner, faster, and explosive. However, after already losing 10 pounds and feeling amazing - I would have to torture myself to lose another 5.
Losing 10 pounds for good would mean that I will no longer be a "fatlete" and I won't have to do a water-load anymore leading up to my fights. Losing 10 pounds means that I would no longer have to "get in-shape" because I will always be "in-shape". Nike called me once and gave me a one day notice. Losing 10 pounds would mean that I will be more confident fully clothed AND naked.
At the moment, I do not have any fights coming up and I am not eligible for prizes, but I have motivation all around me because of you guys. Additionally, My boyfriend promised me a 7 day-trip once I reach my fitness goals. I can't wait to do this contest with you guys and to share my journey and transformation. I am beyond excited to lose weight naturally in a fun and healthy way.