For many of the RESET™ Challenge grand-prize winners, the trip to Sanoviv was simply the cherry on top of their massive weight loss and lifestyle transformation.
For others, like Associate Joseph Van der Velden, winning the trip to the exclusive medical facility fulfilled a lifelong dream.
Joseph had long anticipated the day when he could finally make his way to México and spend his time detoxing and indulging in the relaxing amenities that Sanoviv has to offer.
And even more, his wife, Pauline, was itching for an exciting getaway where the couple could unwind and recuperate. When Joseph won in the top male percentage category of the challenge, all of these dreams instantly became reality.
How He Did It
Sure, the trip sounds like an incredible experience reserved for only the most-deserving people, but remember — it took Joseph a heck of a lot of work to get there. At the end of the 90-day challenge, he lost 42 pounds and shed 23 percent of his body weight. Incredible, considering Joseph wasn’t that heavy to begin with.
It took an extreme turnaround in his exercise habits to accomplish such dramatic results. Facing the well-below-freezing temperatures in Edmonton, Alberta, running quickly became his new hobby and go-to workout. It allowed him time to think about what he was working toward and increased his endurance so he could confidently join a “triple threat” class at his local gym.
The class combines heavy cardio with weight lifting and other strength training exercises, which results in a workout fit for an elite athlete. The best part for Joseph was that as he lost more weight and gained more muscle, he often surpassed many of the younger participants in the class.
Joseph’s diet and nutrition also needed a complete overhaul. He credits the tasty Nutrimeal™ meal-replacement shakes and protein-packed Nutrition Bars for fighting cravings and keeping with a low-glycemic diet. And to keep these meals exciting, he’d find ways to incorporate his own personal twist by adding in new, healthy ingredients.
His wife even won our USANA Nutrimeal recipe contest earlier this year with her Sweet Nutri-Treat recipe, which combined Vanilla Nutrimeal with a variety of healthy nuts, seeds and cranberries.
Another source of inspiration for Joseph’s revamped diet came from Dr. Libby Weaver’s book Accidentally Overweight. He started reading the book at the beginning of the Challenge and credits it for teaching him simple tips like drinking more water, portion control, and chewing food longer.
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*Individual results may vary. RESET weight-management system lowers your daily caloric intake and recommends moderate exercise for best results. Average results are 4.5 lbs. in five days.
“When people see my transformation, it sparks a dialogue in which I am able to share the USANA opportunity with them. I am even more motivated to share with people that they no longer need to be victims of their circumstances.
“Through USANA, they too can achieve their goals of health and financial freedom. This Challenge was just one way of showing that to people, and I would encourage any Associate to start their own RESET Challenge with their friends and family. It’s such a great way to get people talking about USANA and helping them with their health at the same time.
“I am truly passionate about giving people the same opportunity to realize their dreams and goals that USANA has given to my family.”