Abbotsford ‘Green Fighter’ places third in challenge

Nicole Bradely was among 13 competitors in the Lower Mainland competing while they adopted healthier lifestyles.

Nicole Bradley has completed the 13-week Kin’s Green Fighter Challenge.

Nicole Bradley has completed the 13-week Kin’s Green Fighter Challenge.

After three months of healthy eating and a strict exercise regimen, Nicole Bradley has completed the Kin’s Green Fighter Challenge.

The 13-week contest kicked off March 1, encouraging the 13 competitors from across the Lower Mainland to adopt healthier lifestyles while raising money for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Though she plans to reward herself for her hard work, Bradley has no intentions of dropping the healthy lifestyle choices she adopted.

“I feel stronger. I have all this energy that I didn’t have before.”

As the competitor for Abbotsford, each week Bradley took part in a challenge – from creating recipes to making an inspirational video – for a chance to win weekly prizes.

Their success was measured by a body composition scan, which measured for loss of weight, increase in muscle tissue and bone density  – all markers of increased health.

Bradley made some significant changes to her lifestyle during the competition – cutting out gluten and dairy, and seeing a personal trainer.

She said meeting with her trainer, as well as monitoring the progress of other contestants, and relying on a support system of her family and friends kept her to her goals. Her recommendation for anyone trying to make healthier choices is to find people who support you and want to help you succeed.

“My advice: Don’t do it by yourself.”

Last Saturday, Vancouver’s Kristen MacGregor was announced as the winner of the contest, and will now enjoy a free cruise for her efforts.

Bradley finished in third place.