Raw, real, and relatable story shared by a client. She has had a major transformation over the past year. We have worked together for about 14 months, and her overall health has been so impacted, she is now off paying it forward by helping others with their nutrition. Love these stories!
As a self proclaimed "I'd rather not eat, then exercise" kind of girl for 35 years, my world has gone through a major turnaround.
I got married straight out of high school (20 years old) and had my first of three kids at age 21. Being a young mother of three and my husband being self employed, I was always running in 10 directions. I had no fitness history. If we were allowed 12 minutes to do the mile in high school PE, I came in at 11:59. I was never over weight and felt like I looked good in clothes😉.
Getting ready to turn 35, I knew I had to get in some sort of shape. Lots of people in my life had taken up running and loved it, so I thought I would give it a try. I hated it. Every minute of it. I had some friends that were involved in CrossFit and my sister convinced me to give it a try. I did and I found my fitness! I started 3 years ago and have never looked back. It was about 2 years in when Misty started talking to us about macro nutrition. I had been working out for 2 years and hadn't lost a pound. I had built tons of new muscles, but no weight loss. Like I said, I was never over weight, so weight loss was not the reason for me starting CrossFit. After talking to Misty about my goals of losing the the layer of fat covering my new found muscles, we got started. The first few weeks were hard as there was little weight loss, but I kept working hard and "trusted the process". Misty rebooted my metabolism and the weight started coming off. Don't get me wrong, this is not a 30 day fix, it's a life long nutrition plan. The progress is slow, steady, and real. Not only did I lose weight, I had more energy, built strength, and just felt awesome! I was able to still enjoy my favorite daily coffee and dinner with my family. It takes a little planning, but totally doable. I now have the tools to know how to go on vacation and get through holidays without throwing all my progress out the window.
In conclusion, YOU have to be ready for change. This awesome feeling I have, I wish for everyone. I don't necessarily mean my weight loss, but all the other positives that come with great nutrition that includes feeling good from the inside out. Seriously! At this point the weight loss is just a bonus. You think you feel good, but you don't know how good you can really feel. Thank you Misty for all your support on this journey. #BOOM