To build a healthy relationship with food & change my body composition.
I am 27, a CrossFitter, and have always struggled with nutrition. I joined WAG in August and it has hands down been the best investment and decision I have ever made. I have never had a good relationship with food and I honestly didn't know how bad it was until I was made aware of that after starting my WAG journey. My coach said one sentence that has forever changed my life. She asked me, "When was the last time you did something because you loved yourself and not because you were trying to change something about yourself you hated?" Wow.
My answer to that question was never. Her recommendations for books (Brene Brown), patience with me, and the focus on loving myself has been life-changing. I tried RP before WAG and I lost weight quicker, however, my headspace was in a terrible spot.
My mom just found out she has A-Fib and congestive heart failure. She has never been healthy or taken care of herself in any way. My sister and I have tried to help change her eating habits, help her stop smoking, and get her life back in order. It wasn't until WAG that I realized her issues were so much deeper than just changing her eating habits. Her issue is that she doesn't love herself and she doesn't feel like she is worthy of being loved. I asked her if she felt like she deserved love on Friday and she said, "No. I feel worthless." I can remember her saying that she was a horrible mom and worthless since I was a little girl. The way she talked to herself was the way I learned to talk to my self. I have always struggled with feeling worthy of love and belonging as Brene Brown would say and now I know that so much of that stems from the words I heard my mom say and the way she lived her life.
I never understood what self-love was or the importance of it until WAG. Friday in the hospital I was able to have one of the hardest, yet most meaningful conversations I have ever had with my mom. I was able to talk to her about self-love and her worth and why that is the core of so many of her issues. My mom is on medicine and is trying to stop smoking and hopefully will change her eating/lifestyle habits.
I know you don't know me, but I just wanted to let you know the impact you have made on me. What you are doing matters. Not because people are getting leaner or healthier or more fit. What you are doing matters because you are saving people's lives. The conversation I had with my mom could save her life. The lessons I have learned since starting WAG have changed my life. They have made my life SO much more enjoyable. They've given me the courage to say "yes" to more things, to believe in myself, and most of all to love myself. Thank you, Adee, for your company, for your coaches, for who you are, for what you stand for, and for the promotion of loving ourselves.