2022 Nutrition Challenge Interview: Anna Lindstedt


Anna Lindstedt did a fantastic job throughout the 2022 Nutrition Challenge! She lost 3lbs and a total of 10cm! Here is what Anna had to say about the challenge!

 

2022 Nutrition Challenge

Name: Anna Lindstedt


Tell us a little bit about yourself:

I lived in Teton Valley for 18 years, with 6.5 years at Targhee Athletics. I’m a goer…in work, life and outdoor pursuits. I love spending time outdoors with my family, especially multi-day unplugged adventures.




Why did you decide to enter the 2022 Nutrition Challenge?

I like a challenge and something to focus my energy on. I had a big three-year medical follow up in February for a medical condition and this re-focused my energy on health instead of worry.



What did you enjoy most about the challenge?

Getting over the mid-winter blahs. Because of this challenge, I also signed up for the TVTAP trails challenge and got out Nordic skiing more than I normally do.



What was the hardest part about the challenge?

At first, making sure I got enough sleep, but I really stuck to that after a while. I followed the RP diet and because I’ve already lost weight with it and have maintained my new weight, I was pretty restricted toward the end. I also cut alcohol out of my diet, and while not a big drinker—some days making different choices was hard.



So, run us through a typical day. What did you eat? What did you do?

I followed the RP app, so I ate lean proteins, lots of veggies and a low carb diet in 5 small meals throughout the day. I began with my TA workout at 5am and Nordic skied 3-4 days per week. My bedtime was 9:15pm.



What was the #1 takeaway from this challenge?

I can do hard things. Week 5 is my “magic week.” Even if the challenge is 8 weeks or 10 weeks, by week 5 I’m really into it, everything is easier (like saying no to tempting dessert) and I really am seeing results.



What changes have you noticed, besides the physical ones?

Better mental focus.



So, do you have any final words? About the 2022 Nutrition Challenge, or anything else?

It’s a process! Don’t beat yourself up for one slip or many—just keep moving forward and make a healthier choice next time.

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