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BFF Challenge: The End

It’s a Saturnalia miracle! Having not lost a single pound the entire year, I caught up and lost almost 1kg in 3 weeks at the last minute! Thanks to GLOW and the Berry Fruity Fat-loss Challenge. A combination of the product as well as exercise (not so much the diet because I was too greedy over the feasting holidays), helped me through it all!
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I enjoyed the workouts *gasp* led by trainer, Sederick, with my BFF GLOW buddies and kept up with all the prescribed sessions. I am actually quite amazed at how I hadn’t tried to excuse myself and skipped any of the sessions. I’m almost sure GLOW gave me the energy boost that I have sorely lacked. Despite the fact that I huffed and puffed while lagging behind these straight-sized bloggers, I never once felt like I was going to give up or embarrassed that I couldn’t keep up. It really helped that these blogger mates were all very encouraging! (Do read their blogs here –> Daphne / William / Ju-Ann)

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I am impressed by GLOW as a product but as a natural skeptic, I’m going to skip taking the product for 1 month and continue applying what I’ve learnt from the BFF Challenge. Then if I don’t lose any weight by February, I will know for sure.

The best part is, they will be launching a new, improved formula of GLOW soon – this means that when I do go back on the product, I hope it’ll be doubly effective!! Dear new GLOW, help me lose 2 kgs in 3 weeks please!

*All opinions reflected in the post are the blogger’s own. The content of this post is not edited by GLOW. GLOW is an all-natural weight loss supplement. The proprietary blend is clinically designed to maximise fat burning. All rights reserved.


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BFF Challenge: The Beginning

As I type this, I am on my way to meet a nutritionist and a 10am workout at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. On Friday 2 days ago, I was initiated into a 3-week long communal lifestyle change – not before first discovering that at 1.53m, I’m 74.5kgs with 41.2% body fat. (Though I have no idea what these numbers really mean, they don’t sound too good.)

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I think this just came at the right time. I’m one of the initial batch of bloggers doing the GLOW BFF (Berry Fruity Fatloss) Challenge that I hope will help me kickstart 2013 on the right note. We met with Nicole and our trainer Sederick at Niven Road after office hours, then were briefed on what this BFF Challenge is all about, followed by a 45-minute long workout.

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All participants (the 4 of us) received 1 month’s supply of GLOW. We popped 2 pills before our workout as it was supposed to energize us. Subsequently, we are told to take 2 pills every morning and on those days where we’ll be doing workouts led by Sederick, we only take it 15-20 minutes before exercising. I like Raspberry and these pills actually smell like the fruit! No bitter aftertaste at all.

GLOW is a natural weight loss product that combines the powerful fat burning effects of Raspberry Ketones with the natural slimming properties of the Wild African Mango. Unlike other raspberry ketone products that are available on the market, GLOW comprises a proprietary blend of fruity ingredients that also includes antioxidants like Resveratrol, Acai and Green Tea Extract.

The honest truth is I’m at this point, not sure about whether this product works even though it’s supposed to have been clinically proven. (Follow my progress in the next few weeks and we will see.)

Off the cuff, I can say that even if it does work, it is not a long term solution but probably a great way to kickstart a healthier lifestyle, giving you that boost you need to snap out of lethargy and feel better about yourself before embarking on something bigger. And at this juncture, a boost is what I really need! So I really appreciate that not only are we given the product to try out but also provided with guidance.

I think it’s cool that I’m on my way to meet a nutritionist (I submitted a questionnaire prior to this and it detailed my dietary habits) and I get to exercise every 2-3 days for the next 3 weeks with a trainer FOR FREE. If left up to me, I’ll just be pounding the treadmill to prepare for the mass runs I signed up for. (Even though my thighs and butt still hurts like mad from Friday’s workout and I’m waddling.)

As always, I am my own benchmark and I don’t take cues from others. The challenge really is me against myself.

I’m looking forward to see if GLOW will help me
– lose the 4kgs I’ve gained in the last month from overeating in Melbourne and not exercising and,
– curb my appetite and cravings for sweets like it says it’s supposed to.

Our last weigh-in is on 29th December 2012, so if I succeed, I hope this puts me in good stead for my New Year’s resolution for 2013!

*All opinions reflected in the post are the blogger’s own. The content of this post is not edited by GLOW. GLOW is an all-natural weight loss supplement. The proprietary blend is clinically designed to maximise fat burning. All rights reserved.