Tim Sauer 11 Nov 201612:39 AM Day 4 Week 12 Only 3 days to go until I complete the challenge. I have achieved major changes not only physically but also mentally. I believe the knowledge I have obtained from the Max's Challenge has sparked a lifestyle change for myself and my partner Melodee Sharpe. The challenge has inspired me to want to help others also become fit, healthy and motivated. Over the past 12 weeks I have overcome adversity and set backs. I still encounter a lot of pain in my left wrist and arm that I previously broke snowboarding. This hinders my ability to train as heavy and intense in exercises such as bench press and biceps curls. To aid this I have to wear 2-3 wrist guards on my left wrist. I have had several bouts of gout in my feet, ankles and knees due to the high protein content of the diet which reduced my ability to train as intense as I would have liked, sometimes stopping me from training completely due to the pain. During the challenge I was regularly fatigued and injured different body parts throughout the 12 weeks. I tore my right shoulder and pectoral muscle while bench pressing in week 5, this hampers my progress while it continues to heal. I injured my lower back while deadlifting in week 6, this impeded my ability to train to my maximum level of intensity while this continues to heal. I have suffered the debilitating effects of a reoccurring cold and flu for the last four weeks of the challenge. But throughout these obsticals myself, my training partners Ryan Goodwin and Chris Roff have pushed ourselves passed our limits and have become stronger both mentally and physically. I foster great anticipation to see the end result and hope to reap the benefits in the future.