Today we chat to Ethial Coetzee who placed 1st in the Men’s Transformation Category of our New Year 2021 Sleekgeek 8-Week Transformation Challenge.
Give us a short history of your journey to health and fitness before the challenge.
I was not very active before the challenge. I got into a very comfortable ‘comfort zone’ not paying much attention to what I ate or what my workout regime was. I would play a bit of indoor soccer here and there, do some weights here and there, but nothing that would actually result in a change in my body. My eating habits was also not great I was eating what I felt like and when I felt like it. I paid no attention, untill I realised that I need to do something.
What prompted you to join the Sleekgeek 8-Week Challenge?
The opportunity came when my aunt, Dee Coetzee, invited me to do the 2021 New Year Challenge with her. I jumped at this opportunity as I was hoping that it would give me the boost I needed.
Give us a quick overview of the nutrition and eating plan that you followed during the challenge.
We started off by looking at my eating and fitness habits. I adopted the Banting eating lifestyle, which is HFLC (high fat low carbs). The Amazon team challenge helped a great deal in that I actually improved my running from 1 hr 23 being my first 10km to 58min being my last 10km by the end of the challenge. I also did lots of Cardio, skipping and HIIT workouts. Not forgetting the Roadblocks. Those all helped me in my transformation journey.
If you could give 3 pieces of advice to future challengers, what would they be?
- Committ yourself fully for the 8 weeks
- Be consistent and disciplined
- Eat the elephant 1 bite at a time
Why should people enter the challenge?
If you really want to see a change in your body and mind, do this challenge. It’s amazing how consistent and disciplined you become, even after the challenge!!
Want to be our next Success Story?
We run 3 challenges a year only – New Year, Winter and Summer.
Why can’t it be your chance to shine? Why can’t you be our next success story? Only one way to find out!
The Sleekgeek 8-Week Transformation Challenge will give you the focus, support, and tools that you need to stay on track and achieve amazing results.
The winners walk away with some incredible prizes worth R100,000!
You also get an accountability check-in system, brand new home workouts, nutrition plans, toolkits, printables, videos, email series, bonus resources, expert tips and more. – all online! You can find out more about how Sleekgeek’s 8-Week Transformation Challenge works over at www.sleekgeek.co.za/challenge