23W Members Spotlight: LOTTI O'DEA

By Dee

Introducing our 8 week Summer Reboot Challenge Winner, Lotti O’Dea! 

The focus for our Reboot Challenge was to set up healthy and foundational habits that would ensure success in the long run. 

Lottie came to 23W to totally overhaul her lifestyle habits, and safe to say she definitely achieved it! Through building sustainable habits and focusing on health, wellness and momentum with these habits, Lotti was able to achieve the following results:

  • 6.9kg of Body Fat Mass dropped
  • 1.9kg of Muscle Mass gained
  • 7.8% Body Fat Percentage drop

Continue reading to hear about Lotti’s Challenge journey and how she was able to change her mindset and achieve these incredible results!

How long have you been working with 23W?

4 months so far.

What got you started on this journey?

Moving to the neighbourhood and trying to get back into sustainable health and fitness post-lockdown.

What was your initial goal?

Lose 3-4kg, enter my thirties with a bang, track my food intake!

What was your biggest challenge at the start?

Nutrition, particularly just conscious eating and avoiding the clean eating vs bingeing yo-yo.

What result did you achieve?

All 3 goals that I set out! And I managed to set some sustainable habits and mindsets.

How have you changed?

I don’t beat myself up over having a splurge with friends, and I have a sense of how to balance my food to give my body what it needs to feel full and strong.

What was your biggest challenge going through the process?

Not seeing changes and assuming all the work was for nothing.

What were your biggest learnings?

Ask for help, if you doubt the process get a scan and go step by step.

How would you describe your journey?

A bit of a surprise! I’m thrilled with what I could do with the right support and tools.

What was it like working with the 23W and the other girls in the community?

Awesome, I could ask for help whenever, and great tips came from Dee and from the other challengers.

What’s next for you?

Keep on with tracking food, with a bit more guesstimating than during the challenge, and switching up the classes to keep it interesting too!

Is there anything that you really want to say?

I loved this challenge. It was supportive and healthy because it focused on the long run, community support, and accountability – not some toxic and immediate but temporary result.

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Ange Drake is an personal trainer, women’s empowerment coach and fitness blogger in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. She is the director of one of the few womens’ only strength training gyms in Melbourne, 23W. Ange helps women to learn how to use strength based training, nutritional strategies and a positive mindset to transform their bodies, relationship with food and mind.

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