The group of challenge members dominated their 8 week program – resulting in some amazing before and after transformations.
2 of the members were voted as the SAVAGE champs – Seth Leeper and Alex Giett. Both were awarded with an all-expenses paid trip to come train and hang out with me in Washington DC for a weekend.
You can check out their entire experience in the video below. I sat down with both Seth and Alex to chat about their experience and hear about their results. The interview is below!
How did you hear about the TRUE8 Challenge?
In early 2017, I started following The Fitman Project on Facebook. It was shortly thereafter, that I first learned of the True8 Challenge. I saw real people achieving real results. They were eating well and following a workout plan. I could tell, almost immediately, that this was something special.
I heard about the challenge through your emails. I had signed up to receive your emails after hearing about you through Kevin Harris’ facebook posts.
What was your workout routine like prior to joining the TRUE8?
Honestly, it was nonexistent. I had become very sedentary the last few years, always coming up with excuses (not enough time, too expensive, not the right gym, etc). My idea of a workout included cardio primarily.
It was very random and unstructured. I was training for a half marathon, so I was running a lot, but I was also going to the gym and lifting some. I found that I wasn’t losing weight, I was just getting really weak and felt like crap.
What about your nutrition strategy? What was your nutrition like prior to the TRUE8?
Knowing that the True8 program also included nutritional strategies and support, combined with Josiah’s vast knowledge in this area, was key for my decision to join. I have always enjoyed cooking and know my way around a kitchen very well. I knew how to “eat healthy” but didn’t understand how to track, monitor, and adjust macros.
My nutrition was terrible before joining the True8. I thought I was eating pretty healthy, but it took tracking my foods and seeing the numbers for me to realize that I was not getting nearly enough protein, and my carb intake was outrageous.
What made you want to join the TRUE8 Challenge?
I sat on the sidelines and watched as the True8 March group filled up fast. I was scared to step out of my comfort zone. I was afraid of failing. I was afraid of trying something new. The amount of information that Josiah provides, free of charge, was simply amazing to see. His interaction with clients was refreshing to see. The tools, information, insight, and knowledge is priceless. I could only imagine the great content that would be included in his paid programs. For the first time in years, I was ready for a change. I needed a change. And I desired a change. One spot was opened up at right before enrollment closed, so I jumped on the opportunity and have never looked back.
I wanted structure. I wanted change. I wanted accountability. I wasn’t getting it done on my own and I sure as heck wasn’t having any fun on my own. I was to the point where I needed guidance and trusted Josiah enough to give True8 a try.
Was there anything going on personally in your life that made you want to join?
For the first time in years, I was ready for a change. I needed a change. And I desired a change. A few years ago, I went through a long and stressful divorce. The value that I placed on myself, my capabilities, and my worth, was very low. It had been several years since I had done anything for myself and this was an opportunity to shift my mindset, see results, and find success in health and nutrition. The mental strength and fortitude is an added bonus to the physical transformation that I have seen thus far.
I honestly just felt like shit about myself. I had no energy, my scrubs were getting tight, and I knew that I had to start getting ready for my military training.
Were you skeptical about anything prior to joining the challenge?
I was highly skeptical of an “online coach.” Sooo many times people claim to be different than they truly are. But Josiah is the real deal and I could see this through his interactions with clients. He truly cares about you as a person and has a vested interested in helping you achieve your health and wellness goals.
Yes, of course. I had no idea how an online training would work, and I really didn’t know Josiah at all. I had no idea if he would really follow through with all that he said he would or if I was just paying money to be left in the dust, especially with the challenge being in a group setting.
What were you surprised by the most in the challenge?
I was intrigued with the mobile app, which allows you to track your progress, nutrition, and workouts. There are options for both home and gym workouts – both of which include videos and commentary that demonstrate how to perform various exercises. It was foolproof! All I had to do was commit…make the time….and follow the plan! So I did…..and I’ve never looked back.
How much Josiah cares and how much he goes out of his way to make sure you get the information you need and the results you want. For as busy as he is, he always responds, and super speedy as well.
Let’s talk about your results – when did you start noticing changes? What were your results after the challenge?
I started noticing results almost immediately. My energy and mental focus began to increase. My attitude changed. And within the first 4 weeks, I was down 13# and countless inches. I ended up losing 13# and approximately 15 inches across my body during the True8 challenge – meanwhile, building lean muscle mass and seeing my body change before my eyes.
I started noticing changes the first week. I could see the changes, but I felt them. I felt energized and more confident. Measurements started dropping week 2, but I really started noticing changes around week 4. By the end of the challenge I was down over 20 inches all over, and down 10 lbs. I was happier, healthier, more confident, and way more energized.
How has the challenge helped you mentally, physically and emotionally?
I was broken, depressed, and felt trapped in soooo many areas of my life. I simply cannot describe all of the ways in which this program has and is transforming my life daily. Mentally, physically, and emotionally, I am stronger than I ever have been.
I’ve always been extremely hard on myself, and as part of the challenge, Josiah made us pledge that we would be kind to our bodies… that we would respect ourselves and be patient with our results. I took that pledge to heart and as a result, I love myself more than I ever have. I still have a ways to go on my fitness journey, but I now feel confident that I have the tools and knowledge to get there. I have the patience and love for myself to carry me there. Physically, I have way more energy and just overall feel better.
Would you recommend others join this challenge?
Absolutely. The amount of tools, resources, and knowledge is unparalleled. The comradery, connections, and friendships made are priceless. Expert or beginner, 2 pounds to lose or 25 pounds, True8 is for you. Stop making excuses. Make the time. Invest in yourself. Believe in yourself. Because I believe in you.