When I was younger I was involved in sports and did a little weightlifting here and there. I had always been the girl who could eat whatever she wanted and not gain weight. Once I went to college I completely stopped doing any sort of physical activity. At that point, I still had not really gained any weight, but I had lost basically all of the muscle I had. I was very unhappy with the way my body looked and my lack of energy.
During my last semester of college, I decided I needed a change, so I started CrossFit in May 2013—and never looked back. I still ate whatever I wanted, thinking I would work it off during my workouts. I did see significant changes in my body but not where I wanted. I would periodically start to eat healthy, and this would last a couple weeks at a time, but I had no idea what I was doing or how to fuel my body for the intense workouts I was doing.
In September 2016 I heard some people at my gym talking about having their macros calculated. I knew I needed to do something as I not only wanted to see changes in my body, but in my overall performance as well. I contacted FitFlex Nutrition and got started the next week. At this point I had heard of macro counting and knew what it was all about. I had even tried it on my own a couple times, but again that would only last for a couple weeks at a time. I had no idea if my macro calculations were correct, so I would just give up.
I was initially skeptical of this eat-whatever-you-want-as-long-as-it-fits-your-macros concept. But here I am, 15 weeks into my coaching with FitFlex Nutrition and I am pretty amazed at what I have achieved so far.
The progress starts out slow, but if you stick with it I promise the changes will come. In the last 15 weeks not only have I lost pounds and inches, but my workouts have improved tremendously and most importantly, my strength has not been sacrificed at all. Fueling your body with the correct nutrients is SO important and I truly believe that now after seeing my own progress.
Coach Steph has been super supportive throughout this whole process as it can be a bit stressful. Every day isn’t perfect, but she is always willing to give advice or answer any questions I have along the way. Eating in moderation is the key to this process, and I would say that the biggest thing that I have learned so far is self-control.
I wish that I had believed in the importance of nutrition so long ago, but I am glad that I found FitFlex Nutrition when I did. I am so excited to continue my journey. This is a lifestyle change—not just a diet.