I felt a little stuck and unmotivated with my nutrition and fitness. I wanted to spark inspiration to improve these things, as well as learn how I could create a lifestyle where I could find balance, feel good, and look good.
Depending on the day, I am down 6-8 pounds from when I started.
I am so happy that I decided to join the WAG program. I have been fortunate enough to be relatively healthy and fit throughout my life, but I knew that there was room for improvement. WAG was the perfect fit for me because it allowed me to figure out a lifestyle that I enjoyed and was sustainable.
I say lifestyle because the WAG program influence has extended beyond my nutrition, weight, measurements, and physical changes. Not only have I seen improvements in my appearance, but I have made improvements in my fitness (lifting PRs, gymnastics PRs) as well. My energy levels are more stable throughout the day and week; I don’t find myself crashing on Friday afternoons when my work week is complete like I used to.
Once I was able to get the hang of tracking my protein/fats/carbs I started to explore other ways to improve my nutrition, like eating more (and different types of) fruits and vegetables. Beyond nutrition, I have started to look for other ways to improve my lifestyle, including reading more, learning to meditate, and increasing the time away from my phone. I have also started to identify and pursue more professional and personal development related goals. Working with WAG has shown me that I have the mental toughness, grit, and ability to improve my lifestyle in numerous different ways.
Since joining WAG, I have moved, I have been on a number of short trips, and I have had stressful days. These are all things that can easily derail nutrition goals, but I have learned that one off day doesn’t mean that it needs to turn into 5 off days, or on the other hand “punish” myself for having a bad day and deprive myself of the food my body needs once I returned from my trip, or got through the stressful day/move.
I initially joined WAG because I was seeking guidance and external accountability to make the changes that I wanted. I didn’t really know what those changes were, but throughout this time I came to figure them out. I am thankful for not only my coach, but also the emails, Facebook group, podcast, and more that inspire me daily. You get from WAG what you put into it; it is not a magic pill for figuring out what you need/want, but if you fall off the curb one day or one week, your coach and the community is there to help you get up.