2015 PRIDE HEALTH CHALLENGE: And the winner is …Entertainment News, Feature Story, Top Highlights Thursday, July 9th, 2015
Metabolic Direct and San Diego LGBT Weekly are proud to announce the winner of the 2015 Pride Health Challenge … Sharell Gooding. A little over eight weeks ago, LGBT Weekly partnered with Metabolic Direct to give members of the community an opportunity to pursue a healthier lifestyle before Pride. While it was difficult to select a winner from the four contestants that took the journey, Sharell was selected for her determination, winning spirit and overall results.
Sharell’s journey is amazing; she lost over 35 pounds and has made a permanent change in the way she views food, exercise and what constitutes a healthy lifestyle. Using the outstanding Metabolic Direct supplements and nutritional products, coupled with lifestyle coaching by Vincent Ferrucci and Chris Stewart, plus eating real food she prepared, Sharell was able to achieve phenomenal results.
Here in her own words is what Sharell had to say about her journey:
“My Pride Health Challenge journey has been life changing, to say the least. I have grown and adapted a healthier approach to what I do and eat. I look for the “better” options when I go out to eat and I look for opportunities in my schedule where I can get a great workout (for free). I have a “can do” attitude toward a healthy lifestyle moving forward, and I could not have done that without great help from my coaches Vincent and Chris from Metabolic Direct. For them, I will be forever grateful.
I have been all in from the beginning of my journey through today. I started what I thought was a healthy menu a week before I found out I was a contestant, in hopes that I would get accepted and be able to make an attempt to reach my goal. By doing that, I eased into the preconditioning menu with less of a battle. On the other hand, exercise has always been my biggest hurdle. Since I’m on a budget, I started looking for free (and fun) exercise classes and found out that the public libraries host a variety of workouts, from Zumba to yoga.
In the middle of my journey, I became more self-aware. I noticed that I had more energy to do everyday tasks, like bounce up a flight of stairs as opposed to being winded when I reached the top. I could eyeball correct portions rather than use a food scale. This is when I noticed I was feeling happier. Of course, I did have that one meltdown in front of family at a buffet because I couldn’t have a slice of cheesecake. I felt happy because I felt able, like I was in control again. I felt like I could control what I ate despite my mood or what everyone else was doing. I started focusing on me.
Now, I feel unstoppable! I feel like I can reach my goal weight. I’ve lost 35 pounds and gone down two sizes! I have a better understanding of what I put into my body and how everything I do affects my energy level and weight.
Thank you to the LGBT Weekly Pride Health Challenge and Metabolic Direct for helping me to become a healthier me. You have helped me overcome emotional hurdles and excuses to come out more confident than ever before. This Pride, I will be celebrating a new me. A thankful, confident and healthier me!”
It is so gratifying to know that LGBT Weekly and Metabolic Direct helped four people take the steps to achieve health goals that were important to them. Marcel Hetu, Kurt Cunningham and Ildifonso Carillo all have different journeys with good results. Please check out their stories too on LGBTweekly.com.
Be sure to cheer Sharell on as she rides in the Pride Parade. What exemplifies Pride more than achieving goals you set and pursuing a healthy lifestyle? Congratulations Sharell, Ildifonso, Marcel and Kurt, you have inspired us all with your commitment to yourself and your health!
If you would like to achieve the results of the Pride Health Challenge Four, please call Vincent Ferrucci at 1-844-Fat-Lose or visit Vincent’s Metabolic Direct web page at coachvincent.com
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