STARTING WEIGHT: 147lbs
CURRENT WEIGHT: 134lbs
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING?
I have a couple different jobs. I work full-time at CrossFit 416 with an amazing group of people. I also work part-time with JAKTRX, a supplement company as Territory Manager and also Social Media manager.
When I’m not doing some work with these two jobs, I’m getting creative and painting/selling my paintings. As a Fine Arts graduate, I’m trying to keep this in my life as much as possible.
WHEN DID YOU START FLEXIBLE DIETING, AND HOW HAS IT BEEN GOING?
I started flexible dieting in April 2016. I was lying in bed one day and it just hit me. I needed to sign up for a coach and learn how to count my macros. I was getting fed up with training too hard and not having my body reflect the work I put in the gym. I signed up with with a coach and was with him for a year. Since then, I’ve set goals, hit them and kept going. I can’t imagine my life without flexible dieting.
WHAT DID YOUR DIET PLAN LOOK LIKE BEFORE TURNING TO A FLEXIBLE LIFESTYLE?
I’ve been eating healthy for years. Right before starting to count my macros, I was mindful about what I ate. I ate carbs around my workouts but I didn’t realize how much I was over eating. I thought that because I was working out every day, my body needed ALL the food. Really, I just wanted all the food. I over consumed fat every day which lead me to hold onto the fat around my mid section and prevented me from really hitting my full potential in the gym. Going into counting my macros, I didn’t even think I wanted to lose weight. I wanted to do some body recomposition and get stronger. I ended up losing 13 pounds and leaning out exactly how I wanted all while PR-ing three of my lifts at my new weight.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BIGGEST LEARNING EXPERIENCE SINCE STARTING FLEXIBLE DIETING?
This process is not the same for everyone. For some, you’ll see results right away. For some, not for months. It’s just that – a process. It’s not going be linear or easy. I’ve learned to not only keep goals, but more importantly enjoy the process. Learn to love what you’re doing every day.
NAME THREE THINGS YOU WOULD TELL SOMEONE WHO IS JUST STARTING OUT?
Be patient! Counting and tracking does get easier. The first week or two is a learning period. These things will soon become habit and you won’t imagine your life without doing them. Just take a deep breath and keep going.
Trust your coach! They have the knowledge to help you achieve your goals and they have the experience to share with you. Again, this is a process.
Build a great support system! Surround yourself with people who support you. They might not understand what you’re doing but be patient with them. Once they see how amazing you look and how much great energy you have, they’ll be asking where to sign up. Do this for yourself and don’t worry about what others are saying.
You got this.
In 1 weeks time, I’m excited we’ll be launching 416Life – a nutrition and lifestyle program designed to help every athlete reach their full potential. Whether you’re looking to lean out, put on muscle or simply learn how to live a balanced life, let’s work together. I truly believe that we should strive to never stop improving. With personalized and customizable templates and/or 1-on-1 nutrition coaching, we’ve created a program where there’s no option but to succeed. I’m so looking forward to working with anyone who’s ready to make a change and start living the #416life.
Be patient! There’s lots more information to come. For now, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.