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19 Comments

  • Jahbari

    Reply Reply January 20, 2013

    I have always want to learn and have those abs where you don’t have to flex to see them.
    I played football my whole life and I always learn how to look big, but never was I thought to eat for abs. I am now a full time working husband with a beautiful wife and since I was a little boy I always wanted to look good for my wife. Learning how to eat for abs would not only be just for me but its something I would share with others. I just started to follow your page on Instagram and it really grabbed my interest. Learning how to eat for abs would not only change my life but my wife would enjoy them! Also I would share with others to do the same as I would love to do. Invest in your abs!!

  • Kathryn

    Reply Reply January 21, 2013

    I’m a wife & mom of 3. My family has always come first so making the time to take care of myself was always put on the back burner & when I would be inspired to do something about getting in shape & shedding some pounds, their needs have always come before mine. I also find it difficult feed everyone with different taste buds when eating healthy. So my eating habits were not consistent either. Entering the New Year I visited a cosmetic surgeon, I’ve had 3 c-sections & have been told the only way I could get rid of my stomach was through surgery so I went to get a consultation & decided I’d rather work hard to get in shape, lose weight & be healthy. Not only for my confidence but to be healthy for my family. I’m also anemic so I find myself very tired most of the time but, this year taking care of myself is a priority too.

  • Kristen

    Reply Reply January 21, 2013

    I am a mom to ten wonderful kids, but you can imagine the toll it has taken on my body (and pocketbook). I will also be turning 40 this year and am reflecting on where I’ve been in life and where I want to go. I am determined to make changes this year and think your program is a great starting point to get me to being a mom with muscles! I’m ready and willing!

  • Simone

    Reply Reply January 21, 2013

    i cant beat the lady’s (KSV) story but for the past 12 years I have always wanted to loose the tummy fat, but simply don’t know how. High impact and “abs” exercises simply do not work for me. Like everything else I believe that i need to train my mind to eat the right foods and I have started to do that with the help of a good friend.

  • Nik-kia Thomas

    Reply Reply January 21, 2013

    Hi,
    I would love and appreciate this opportunity to receive more information on eating for abs. I am an extremely busy wife and mother. I homeschool my 10 and 6 year old. I just opened my own business so finances are tight right now. I constantly look for ways to stay active, build muscle and my life long challenge to burn fat. Currently I am in the process of trying out for the women’s roller derby team here in Tampa Florida. Doing this I can see how exercise can change my body but I want to make sure I am fueling it properly as well. Busy as I am I’d also love to find healthier ways to cook, store and feed my family of 4! Even if I don’t win, I think this is really cool that you are granting this scholarship. Thank you,
    Nik-kia T.

  • Sean Hamilton

    Reply Reply January 22, 2013

    This is the year of rebirth and it is time I change my way of eating so that I can achieve on of my goals that will enable my rebirth and transformation to be complete. I am ready like never before to take my life back and to become the best I can be. I know I can and I will. Thanks for giving my this opportunity. God Bless!

  • Alicia G.

    Reply Reply January 22, 2013

    A little over a year ago, I turned to paleo after nearly an entire life of vegetarianism, and about two years of Crossfit.

    I wish I could say that the switch was entirely due to the fact that I wanted to live a healthier life (and that was most of it), but I’ll be honest with you–alcohol may have been involved in that very first step of eating meat after years of vegetarianism.

    Let me back up a little.

    I was overweight my entire life and began living an active lifestyle my senior year of high school. I started working out at my local globo gym and I fell in love with fitness. When I coupled my newfound love of fitness with some crash dieting in college, I got down to 130lbs. However, somewhere in my last two years of college I just started putting on weight.

    I started doing Crossfit in the Fall of 2010, a couple months after I started graduate school at USC. The first months of the program were incredibly rigorous and I basically didn’t work out at all. That, coupled with poor nutrition led me a 180lb frame. I chose Crossfit because I tried it earlier and remembered the workouts were quick and exhausting and knew that the only way I’d be able to workout in grad school would be if my workouts were short and intense. I started Crossfit, but for some reason, I never lost any weight. Sure, I was stronger, perhaps even a little faster, but I was always hungry and definitely not seeing more definition in my body. I recall the coaches shaking their head when I informed them I was a vegetarian. CFR had paleo challenges, but I never tried them because I was a strict vegetarian for ethical purposes.

    In the Spring of 2011, I lost my aunt to Ovarian Cancer. She had a very long battle with the disease, and lived with us for most of it. Even though I was not a great example of good nutrition, I was very concerned about the kinds of food that she was eating. Though she was a vegetarian, too, we made her eat chicken and fish for protein and were be sure to load her meals with fresh, organic vegetables. Though she did not win her battle, something inside me clicked and I realized how important food was to health. The wheels in my head began to turn.

    Shortly after her passing, I had a conference I had to attend in Texas. My first night there, I met up with a former professor and some of his friends for dinner. Lots of wine was involved. My vegetarianism came up, and I gave into peer pressure and agreed to try meat. Honestly, I don’t think I would have tried meat so easily if there wasn’t some alcohol involved. To my surprise, I didn’t get sick from eating meat for the first time in years. So, for the rest of my stay in Texas, I ate meat every day. When I came back home, however, my fiance did not know of my recent carnivorous experiment, so I attempted to hide it from him. Weeks went by. I was secretly eating meat at school and trying the meat I made him for dinner. Finally, sometime in September or October, I approached him with “There’s something I need to tell you.” After scaring him with that sentence, I then proceeded to tell him how I had been secretly eating meat behind his back. Not only was he relieved (he thought I had really bad news), but he was a little excited.

    Once I began to openly eat meat, it was a little hard for me to stray beyond poultry. I’ve never liked seafood and beef and pork seemed too far, too soon. I had done some reading on paleo and tried to eat that way, but quickly grew tired of it since my meat selections were so limited.

    When RCCF announced its Paleo Challenge in January, I decided I would dive in head-first. I knew, however, that being strictly paleo for 40 days would require me to venture into new meat territory.

    I started off the challenge avoiding pork and beef as much as possible. Finally, my fiance convinced me to try some steak, and it took some getting used to. The same was true for bacon and sausage. When I started the challenge, I weighed a little over 180 lbs. By the end of the 40 days, I had lost a little over 16 lbs. I knew that that point, that I was never going to go back to eating a traditional vegetarian diet that was high in processed foods, sugars, and refined carbohydrates. I would no longer be eating Frankenfoods. Since that challenge, I’ve lost an additional 9 lbs bringing my total weight loss to 25lbs in one year, simply by eating paleo.

    At first, it was difficult to reconcile my ethical dilemma. In high school, I was totally one of those PETA people who would have thrown paint at your or called you a murderer (sorry!). However, I knew that I couldn’t go back to eating factor foods so prevalent in the vegetarian diet (seriously, wtf is a tofurkey?). I made a conscious choice to eat meat, to eat paleo for my health. I buy local, organic, humanely-raised, grassfed meat as often as I can, but at the end of the day, I have to say that I’m doing this so that I can live a healthier life, perform better, and maybe even look better. I’d like this so that I can reach my peak, learn portion control, and become a better athlete.

  • Amy

    Reply Reply January 22, 2013

    It’s amazing how heavy life can get…and in the past year, my life has done it’s very best to imitate what feels like a ton of bricks. I am a wife, a mom, a business owner, a professor, a daughter…I have been working out consistently for a few years – I lift, I swim, I run, I train for triathlons…but eating is my nemesis. I was raised in a household where food was often comfort. And in spite of years of work, I backslide all too often. In January of 2012, my mother was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, I spent a year working 50+ hours a week, and drowning in stress but pretending to survive. I am working hard to make 2013 a year of victory – I am spending quality time with my mother, I have reduced my work schedule and cut back my commitments, and I am going to get back on track! I feel like Eating for Abs U could support this restart, this quest to be the strongest and best version of me possible. And I know that strength, real strength, comes from the inside…fit mind, fit body!

  • Veronica Soles

    Reply Reply January 22, 2013

    I’ve never had a major issue with my weight, but I have been overweight for my frame AND unfit. However, over the past five years, I’ve transformed into a lady who used to itch every time I run (poor circulation, I was told) to now training for my first half marathon in April ’13. I am focused on fitness, and I am lighting the fire of fitness around me. I’m the chair of my company’s Wellness Committee, a licensed Dance N2 Shape Instructor (first class is pending my group fitness certification), a Lifetime Weight Wathcers member, and most importantly- a role model to my two young daughters (ages 7 and 5). My passion is to learn as much as I can about proper nutrition and fitness so I can help others live healthy lives. With all I’m doing, I still have MUCH to learn about “eating for abs”. I know that I can do better, and with the proper knowledge, I WILL do better. I would greatly appreciate the chance to committ myself to this class and to learn from you, and I thank you for the opportunity to apply for this scholarship.

  • Jen Medina

    Reply Reply January 22, 2013

    When trying to think of why I “deserve” to win I start to wonder if I really do. I realize that I am an emotional eater. I just turned 40 & am really struggling with how I let myself get to this point (I am about 60-70 lbs overweight) and how to even begin to take it all off. I don’t want this body & the body image issues that come with it, to be a definining factor in how my teen daughters see me. I do my best to encourage them to eat right & be active. I hate that they see me struggling with my weight & getting upset about it. I really need to learn how to eat, how much to eat & to keep me accountable. I have recently started working out, but I know that diet & exercise go hand in hand which leads to frustration for me because I work out like crazy & see no changes.
    Just this morning I saw your Facebook post “If you eat the way that made you fat, you will remain fat- period.” It literally brought a tear to my eyes. Duh!!! In that moment, I knew that I needed this. Then to receive this scholarship info was crazy. Maybe it’s meant to be.. If not for me, then for somebody! So many deserving people. I am just glad that I read that post. It really seems less daunting now for some reason. THANK YOU!

  • Courtney

    Reply Reply January 22, 2013

    I would love to be on a scholarship because of the goals I have set for the past couple of years. I have recently started venturing out and doing races and lifting. This is a big deal for me because I am a graduate student and managing school and health can be hard at times. I find myself now getting better and trying to put down the late night snacks and choose healthier options like raw veggies or fresh fruits. I know as a student the other foods can limit productivity and I would like to be able to manage my life style better by joining this program. In addition, I am on a fixed income because our stipend is barely enough to pay bills. Therefore this opportunity will be awesome because I can educate myself and be healthy through school! Better yet I am sure my body will improve and I will be able to educated my peers on other scientific topics besides BACTERIA and BROTH 😉

  • Leah

    Reply Reply January 22, 2013

    I have been consistently trying to lose body fat for 2 1/2 years, losing 20-25 pounds and about 11% BF. I feel as if I’m stuck and find it more difficult than ever to lose more body fat. I feel I have 10% more to lose. I’m 5’2″ and weigh 157 lbs and 34 years old. I would like to get down to 20% BF. I do very well when I have people telling me what to do. I have been paying attention to my nutrition for years now, but I feel I’m in a rut. Tell me what to eat, when to eat, and what workouts to do. I will do it all and be successful! I work so hard and do not quit, EVER! I am competitive in nature and do not slack. Please pick me! I will not disappoint you! I love working out and I lift heavy.

  • LB

    Reply Reply January 22, 2013

    Two weeks ago, I watched three units of blood drip through an IV into my arm. Drip. Immediate admission to hospital once my doctor received results of my bloodwork. Drip..drip.. Low blood count, stress to the heart, can lead to heart failure, if not treated….. Drip, drip. drip. I watched ESPN ALL day and into the evening (with exception of one fluff movie) and recalled a past full of activity: games of flag football, basketball, softball, track and cheerleading during my high school days and just general fitness during college. Drip…. Endured finger sticks (just to check according to my doctor) – good grief and *ouch* – diabetics have to do this several times a day? Not interested. drip, drip… so fast forward ….Divorced mom of two struggling with long term anemia…skinny girl became curvy girl who became REALLY curvy…drip drip drip..weight loss, back to my fighting weight…drip drip.. and then ….gained it back…added more curves than before.. and general good health suffered. … I’m hopeful the muscle memory of my “past” athleticism is still there….I’d like to feel as comfortable in my body as I once did and better yet be healthy and a good example for my children….drip drip.. I could use this jumpstart back to health. The “after” pictures should be good!

  • Elizabeth

    Reply Reply January 22, 2013

    I’m a former college athlete that has never truly learned how to take care of myself.
    After injuries and life brought back the weight I had struggled with my entire life, I have finally started to take my health seriously. Between genetics, my entire family with DM and heart disease, and my own bad habits; I have to get my health under control, it’s NOT an option. It’s extremely overwhelming trying to sort out fact from fiction about what to eat, how to eat, how many times to eat…and at this point I’m scared to screw up. So I suppose out of fear, I just have been paralyzed, but i no longer have that option. My father’s recent health scares have brought reality home, if I don’t do something now – I will be paying for it for the rest of my life & so will my future children and spouse. Fear had paralyzed me, but fear is also driving me to fix this spiral of poor health and bad habits. Now, I’m ready. I want to learn the RIGHT way to do things, not starving myself, not crazy fads – seriously, who likes grapefruit that much?! – and expand my knowledge so I can not only be better for myself, but also help teach the rest of my family – so we can all live happier and healthier.

  • Melissa Roby

    Reply Reply January 23, 2013

    It’s hard for me to say I deserve this, because I’m sure there are people out there that need to lose more weight than I do. I mean I’ve lost 50 pounds on my own but I want this. I know I want this. My stomach is my worst area and I have read conflicting info on how to get rid of it, but I know it starts in the kitchen so this would help me a lot. Thanks for the chance.

  • Erica

    Reply Reply January 23, 2013

    I grew up in a Latino household so while our foods are very good, they are extremely fattening and not very healthy. It is because of this that I was overweight at a very young age. It wasn’t until I was almost 29 that I was tired of being fat and changed my mentality about food. Unfortunately, I didn’t grow up in a traditional Latino household where women took pride in cooking so I didn’t know how to cook. To be honest, I still don’t! Lol I was able to lose weight but only because I committed myself to exercising and Jenny Craig. Jenny Craig taught me about portion control but as I’m sure you know, lacks severely in the nutrition department. Even though I lost weight, the lack of nutrients took a tool in other areas like hair, skin, nails, etc. I still have some pounds to lose (I would estimate about 20-25) but I REALLY want to focus on toning/leaning out and more importantly, getting healthy from the inside out and I think Eating for Abs is the missing component in my life. I want to learn about eating right for me…learn about making healthier choices, learn about turning basic food into great tasting, healthy meals that I can make for myself and my younger sisters (who also have a weight problem). Fitness is my life now, but its only about 20% of the solution. Food and nutrition make up the remaining 80% and that’s what I need severe help with. Unfortunately, I’ve been unemployed for almost 2 years and no longer have ANY income coming in, so I can’t afford any program now. Being awarded this scholarship would change my life. I know that for a fact. I sincerely hope I can be considered.

  • Chiquita Dent

    Reply Reply January 23, 2013

    This is the course that I have been waiting for ALL MY LIFE! I missed the deadline for registering and I would like to learn how to make delicious meals for me and my family and meet my body goals. Working out and trying to manage my diet on my own has not worked for me in the past. I would love to be a part of this program! Thank you for introducing this phenomenal program to help increase the focus on healthy living for African Americans. You guys rock!

  • Kenya Heyliger

    Reply Reply January 23, 2013

    Eating right has always been an issue for me. I can do it for a few weeks then I’m tempted by desserts. This program sounds like something that will keep me on track for more than a few weeks. Sign me up Coach! Be! I’m ready to change my eating habits for good.

  • Christina Wile

    Reply Reply January 24, 2013

    Hi, My name is Chrissy Wile and I am a busy Mom of 3 beautiful and very active children. My oldest Maci is 11 years old and is on a travel soccer team for ALL seasons. My middle daughter Abby is 8 years old and a gymnast. My youngest Scotty is in jiu jitsu and wrestles. Besides being a Mom I am also a full-time teacher. My day starts at 5AM where I am able to find my ‘me time.’ From 5AM – 6AM, I get my sweat on and work it ALL out. Exercise is my therapy, my safe haven and what keeps me strong mind and body to be the best that I can be in ALL arenas. I discovered 7 years ago that I need to find myself. So, I took off my Mommy/teacher goggles and dug into pushing myself to do things that I have always dreamed for me! It’s that old adage, If momma’s not happy no one’s happy and it’s true. When I dug deep and evaluated my values and priorites I realized that I was missing out in so many different aspects of taking care of my temple, the only place that I have to live! I desired to cherish my body and make it STRONG. I developed a cardio regimen, which entailed a lot of running a few marathons. As I continued in my journey, I did a lot of learning a long the way, I transformed my workout program not once, twice, three times, but 1,000,000 times and I’m not done learning. I loved researching, seeking out the knowledge of experts and applying it to ME! I am a life long learner and love it! Cardio, weight training, stretching… I also know that part of that ‘strong’ comes from fueling my body the way that it deserves. I’ve come a long way, but I am a sponge and want more. I would love to have the backing of Coach Be/Alumniwellness! I follow others who have you as their mentor and their journey/their transformation is truly inspirational. I WANT THAT FOR ME! I want to be your next poster child and I can promise you that I WILL NOT DISAPPOINT! Eating for Abs will take me to the next level. I’m confident that I am your girl! LET’S DO THIS!

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