I find food and healthy eating to be my biggest struggle. Being completely honest I didn't stick to my 1200 calories a day goal very well at all, but that's not 12wbt's fault. 12wbt provides HEAPS of recipe options and allows you to fully customise your weekly meal plan which means you can factor in tastes, time, cooking skill etc. Most of the recipe's I selected were delicious and I plan to continue making and eating many of them. My biggest issue was letting my organisation slip and then struggling to get back to a place where I had healthy options in the kitchen.
I believe the key to healthy eating truly is about staying organised.
12wbt provide a weekly exercise plan to follow. I chose not follow the plan as it was provided as I personally don't enjoy working out by myself. I took on the running plan they provided and chose to go to HIIT classes in the place of solo workouts. While I could have gone to gym more and probably worked out harder I was happy with my progress, especially when it came to running. I went from only being able to run for about 2 minutes before needing to walk, to be being able to run non-stop for 20 minutes. Then at the end of it all I completed my first ever 5km!
I now almost enjoy going to the gym for my morning run every couple of days.
If you are looking to gain strength and fitness, or lose weight, or learn to run I totally recommend the 12wbt. There are so many programs to chose from that everyone should be able to find something to suit them. I love the accountability of updating my stats every week and completing measurements and fitness tests every 4 weeks.
While I didn't stick to the program exactly, I still improved my fitness and learnt to run. I completed my goal of running in a 5km and found new motivation in getting and staying healthy.