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Brittany Dawn Fitness: 60 Day Fall Challenge

After doing a personalized macro plan and 30 days of training with Brittany Dawn Fitness at the end of the Summer, I decided to join the 60 Day Fall Challenge.

So what did the challenge entail? Similar to the 30 Day Brittany Dawn Fitness program, the main components were:

  • Weekly check-ins and macro adjustments with Miss Brittany Dawn herself
  • 60 days of programming for the gym or a modified schedule for home workouts

There were also some additional bonuses – Lists of stretches, food recommendations, challenge rules, FAQs etc – That were aimed at participants new to the fitness or healthy eating party.

Read on to see, and read, what I thought of the program!


One of my favorite fitness quotes is “You can’t out-train a bad diet.” It’s so true. And I’ve always had a healthy – Pun intended – Appreciation of the importance of nutrition when it comes to meeting fitness goals. That being said, even though I’ve never been an avid calorie counter, I did spend years keeping calories in mind. They weren’t the most important thing to me, but I was aware of them.

The number one take away that I have from starting macro counting this Fall, is that you need to feed your muscles to see growth. Since my back injury I’ve been more interested in being strong and healthy than slim, but I still never quite got comfortable with a higher calorie diet. But I’ve seen more progress in my body and a more dramatic increase in strength since September than I have in all the years I’ve been focused on health and fitness.

While I’m not going to share my macros, as they were customized to meet my individual needs, I will say that I’m eating WAY more than I did six months ago. And way more calories. It’s not about how many calories, it’s about what kind of calories.

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I love, love, LOVED the programming for this challenge. While a 60 day challenge during the end of the year has some inherent hurdles – Holidays, travel, social obligations, cocktail parties – I felt like I did a really good job of staying on top of the programming because I was so excited and looking forward to each workout.

My arms and abs got a lot more defined during the program, but more importantly, I gained a lot of strength.

I worked especially hard on the moves that I either dislike or that are more challenging for me due to my back injury, like deadlifts, and really saw progress throughout the 60 days.


Just like the 30 day Brittany Dawn Fitness program that I purchased, this was my favorite part of the challenge.

Each Monday I sent progress pictures, my measurements, weight, and a note about how I was feeling. It was really fun to look back and see how far I’d come. Such a motivating tool!

I’ve never shared selfies on this website and I’ve also never shared before-and-after type of photos before. But I really want to inspire my wonderful readers to try something new and challenge themselves in 2017, so I’m sharing my personal progress pictures here. I’m not claiming to have it all figured out or to be perfect, but I’m trying and I’m thrilled with my progress.

I think that if I can motivate just one person to take their health more seriously this year – I’ve succeeded!

What is YOUR fitness goal for 2017? What would you like to accomplish this year?

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Brittany Dawn Fitness: Training & Macro Review

I recently completed 30 days of training and macro counting with Brittany Dawn Fitness and I thought it would be a fun to start doing reviews of the programs that I try out.

I’m an avid follower of trainers and personal wellness gurus on social media so I’m going to start offering up my thoughts on the programs that I tackle in my personal life.

When I decided that I wanted to give macro counting a try to tighten things up in preparation for my birthday, I knew I wanted to reach out to Brittany of Brittany Dawn Fitness. I’ve always found her posts inspirational and wait excitedly for new YouTube videos.

As I said in my macro-related post {Macro Counting}, it comes down to keep track of and trying to hit goals for your daily intake of protein, fat, and carbohydrates. All the while, staying under set limits of sugar and sodium.

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With the Brittany Dawn Fitness program I received three main things:

  1. Personalized Macro Breakdown
  2. 30 Days of Workouts
  3. Coaching

Curious how it went? Here’s a review as well as some of my personal experience with these aspects of the 30 day program.


I didn’t know where to start on this so it was great to talk to someone experienced, get a program tailored to my needs, and have the ability to have follow-up conversations and tweak the plan. We aren’t talking about a restrictive diet, this was a ton of food. I won’t share the specific macros, but here a sample of a date of eating:

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  • Hardboiled eggs
  • Protein oats
  • Smoothie
  • Salad + veggie burger
  • Nuts + dried fruit
  • Banana softserve

Needless to say, I wasn’t feeling hungry. And some days, I actually had trouble finishing all of the food. I set aside a few minutes each morning to play with my menu for the day in My Fitness Pal and then adjusted it throughout the day as needed.


I love weight training and usually make it to the gym at least 5 times a week. Sometimes more. Needless to say, it’s easy to get bored or plateau when you work out as often as I do. That means that I was especially looking forward to see the workouts that get Miss Brittany looking so fabulous.

What I really liked was how her workouts pushed me outside of my comfort zone. While I normally might skip a workout with moves I’ve never done or that I think are too challenging – This program pushed me to get creative and try new things. I don’t think I’ve done bench press since high school!

The only downside was that the workouts are fairly long – Sometimes I didn’t have enough time to finish all the moves or sets during my lunch break workouts.

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This was, without a doubt, my favorite part about the 30 day program. Once a week I sent Brittany an email with my progress – From my measurements and weight to pictures and a breakdown of how I’m feeling. I loved not only being held accountable, but also getting to chat with someone knowledgeable and interested in helping me meet my goals.

I don’t know about you, but when I get excited about a new program or finish setting some exciting new goals, I want to talk to someone about it! So, having an online trainer buddy that I can chat with takes the pressure of le boyfriend to listen to me ramble about my workouts and diet. 🙂

Who are YOUR go-to trainers? Do you have any super inspirational online fitness or healthy living gurus I need to follow?

After taking a few weeks off after my program I’ve just started a 60 Day Fall Challenge with BDawnFit so stay tuned to hear how it goes!

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