FitSlim 2019 winners: Mpumalanga provincial winner, Johan Loggenberg

This year’s FitSlim Challenge, which took place from 2 September to 26 October, seems to have kick-started a metamorphosis of body and mind for many of the people who took part in it – and it shows: FitSlim 2019 had more than double the amount of participants that it had last year, with a combined total weight loss of 2,839 kilograms.

Without further ado, we’d like to introduce you to this year’s regional winner in Mpumalanga, Johan Loggenberg of the Middelburg RWFL branch. Johan wins dinner, bed and breakfast for two at Milly’s, 2 nights’ accommodation at Lomas Creek Country Cottages, four R250 Edition Sports vouchers, a makeover worth R1,800 at Salon Lamey Hair & Beauty, a photo shoot from Picture This Photography, calf sleeves from Compressport, 1 month free RWFL and EFL membership, a FloCup, and a nail hamper, set of nails and gel toes, paraffin manicure and pedicure or mediheel from Nail Systems International.

We had a chance to sit down with Johan to discuss his journey towards better health during the FitSlim Challenge 2019.

What has always been your biggest challenge when it comes to managing your weight?

In this hectic, busy life it is always a challenge to eat healthy and stay active. My biggest challenge was to set my mind on starting to eat healthier and control my cravings. This was the most difficult part on my journey to weight loss.

How did the FitSlim Challenge help you to improve your weight and overall health?

The FitSlim challenge helped me to eat right and taught me that exercise is not a burden, it is fun. The ‘healthy eating’ is awesome and you do not starve yourself.

My blood pressure and sugar levels went down and are more stable than ever now, thanks to this challenge.

How did you stay motivated throughout the challenge?

I had a lot of support from all RWFL Middelburg members. I was the only male between all the female FitSlimmers and there was a focus on me as an individual. Everybody kept on motivating me, and some of the ladies inspired me to work even harder. My wonderful wife stood by me throughout this challenge and kept me motivated and focused, especially through the horrible days. She did not take part in the challenge but did everything in the challenge with me from day one.

How do you plan on maintaining the progress that you’ve made?

This was not only a challenge for me, but it was a whole lifestyle change. I am going to keep on eating healthy and I am still going to exercise. When the challenge started, I could barely walk two rounds around the rugby field. After about six weeks in the challenge, I did my first 4.9-kilometre race (walking), and it took me just over an hour to complete. This was only the first 4.9km race of many more.

Do you have any special healthy go-to recipes, snacks or meals?

Eat lots of pineapple and drink a small glass of a ginger-lemon mixture in the morning.

Do you have any secrets or tips that you would like to share with people who are struggling with their weight?

If you commit to making lasting changes in several aspects of your life, not just isolated changes to diet and exercise, you will be more successful in losing weight and keeping it off. Change your life, and your body will follow.

18 Comments

  1. Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.

    I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same results.

  2. Greate pieces. Keep writing such kind of information on your site.
    Im really impressed by it.
    Hey there, You’ve done a fantastic job. I’ll definitely digg it and in my view recommend to my friends.
    I am confident they will be benefited from this website.

  3. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you, However I am having issues with your RSS.
    I don’t understand why I cannot join it. Is there anyone else getting identical RSS issues?
    Anyone that knows the solution can you kindly respond?
    Thanks!!

  4. Just desire to say your article is as astounding.

    The clearness for your publish is simply great and
    i can think you’re an expert on this subject. Fine along with your
    permission allow me to grasp your feed to keep up to date with impending post.

    Thank you a million and please carry on the gratifying
    work.

  5. Excellent article! We will be linking to this great post on our site.
    Keep up the good writing.

  6. Hi there, I found your site by the use of Google whilst searching for
    a comparable matter, your website came up, it looks
    good. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hi there, simply changed into aware of your weblog through Google, and located that it
    is really informative. I am going to watch out for brussels.
    I will be grateful should you proceed this in future.
    Many people shall be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  7. What’s up i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anyplace, when i read this paragraph i thought i
    could also make comment due to this sensible paragraph.

  8. It’s awesome for me to have a website, which is helpful in support of my experience.
    thanks admin

  9. These are actually great ideas in about blogging. You have touched
    some nice points here. Any way keep up wrinting.

  10. It’s really very difficult in this busy life to listen news on Television, so I only use the web for that reason, and obtain the latest information.

  11. I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the structure of your
    site? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of
    content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or 2 images.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

  12. What’s up Dear, are you truly visiting this web site regularly, if so afterward you will definitely get
    pleasant knowledge.

  13. I just want to mention I’m very new to blogs and certainly savored your website. More than likely I’m want to bookmark your blog . You absolutely have perfect stories. Thanks a bunch for sharing your website.

  14. Good blog post. I find out something a lot more challenging on various blogs daily. It will constantly be promoting to review content from other authors and practice a something from their shop. I?d favor to use some with the web content on my blog site whether you don?t mind. Natually I?ll give you a web link on your internet blog. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Thanks so much for sharing all of the awesome info! I am looking forward to checking out more posts!

  16. Howdy! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with SEO? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good results. If you know of any please share. Cheers!

  17. Hey! I simply wish to give a huge thumbs up for the good info you will have here on this post. I shall be coming back to your blog for more soon.


Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published.