Today we chat to Tayla Harvey who placed 1st in the Women’s Transformation Category of our Winter 2021 Sleekgeek 8-Week Transformation Challenge.
Give us a short history of your journey to health and fitness before the challenge.
Being healthy and getting fit is something I’ve always aspired to be but never really manage to do. Being a medic and working long hours I’ve always chosen the easy nice fast food over packing a healthy lunch bag. I’ve tried many diets over years but always fallen off the wagon and gained all the weight back.
What prompted you to join the Sleekgeek Transformation Challenge?
It popped up on my Facebook and I thought to myself that this was the time to commit to getting healthier. I had a good stern talking to myself haha and saw the great support system that Sleekgeek had and I knew I had to try it.
Give us a quick overview of the nutrition and eating plan that you followed during the challenge.
I started off on a very bland diet mainly of chicken and rice, wheatbix and protein shakes and as time passed by I started to add in “cheat meals” to try make it a lifestyle and not just another diet which has helped maintaining so much.
Give us a quick overview of the training and exercise plan that you followed during the challenge.
I did weight training for about a hour a day 5 days a week. I also tried to add in abit of cardio (a walk every now and then) and I did a few boxing classes.
If you could give 3 pieces of advice to future challengers, what would they be?
- To find balance and to try make it a lifestyle change and not just a quick diet.
- 8 weeks is shorter then you think so when it feels too long just put your head down and keep going and before you know it you’ll be in the best shape of your life.
- Get involved and see all the great achievements the other challengers are making, it’s a great community that can really keep you motivated when you want to give up on the healthy life.
Why should people enter the challenge?
It’s a really great way to jumpstart your healthy lifestyle journey!! You’ll find yourself so motivated by everyone else’s journey that you just stick to it because you know you part of a bigger team that’s achieving greatness.
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