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It's Time Texas: East Texans take Fab 5 Fitness Challenge

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LINDALE (KYTX) - Sometimes all you need is a good challenge to get you headed in the right direction.  That can also work for fitness.

In this week's It's Time Texas report, how the Fab 5 challenge was just the motivation some East Texans needed.

Leslie Bunt is a busy mom to 3 active kids. Finding time to exercise is always a challenge. That's why Leslie jumped at her trainer's recent challenge.

"It was nice because I didn't need any workout equipment. It was all body weight and I didn't have to leave my home either," says Leslie Bunt. 

It was called the Fab Five Fitness Challenge through Action Fitness in Lindale.

50 body squats, 50 sit ups, 20 push ups, two one minute planks and 1 minute of cardio 5 times a day for 21 days.

"There were many nights, no lie, I would be 2-3 o'clock in the morning," says Leslie.  "I would be doing push ups and going I have got to complete this challenge because I started it and I can't handle not having that check mark."

Pam Fennell also stepped up to the challenge.  "I did it at work on my break.  I had my co workers sign off... you had to be accountable showing that you did do it," says Pam Fennell. 

At the beginning, Pam struggled with planks.  "I could not get my knees up off the ground, but finally at the very end of it, I was able to hold my full body weight up on just my arms and my toes."

And with a combination of boot camp and the Fab 5 Challenge, Pam dropped 36 pounds.  "It's about getting healthy and getting stronger.  That was awesome to be able to do some of these exercises," says Pam. 

It's an experience Leslie shared.  "I am in sizes I haven't been in, in a long time," says Leslie. 

She's down 5 dress sizes and 30 pounds since she started working out a couple of years ago, but most importantly, both women feel great.

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