Get lean but lose strength. Feel good.
I started this program not knowing what I might get out of it or if it would even work. But I was tired of spending hours working out (both running and cross fit) and not having my body reflect the effort I felt I was putting in to it. I followed the numbers that were given to me by my coach and trusted the process. I was lucky in that I really didn’t ever “fall of the wagon” nor did I ever feel like I needed to. I embraced the process and my coach Melanie supported me a long the way (including a quick response to a panicky email from me the first time I went on vacation). Each week a little bit of weight fell away and I shrunk but I kept my strength up and started getting some PRs in the gym and ran my fastest mile ever. Next thing I knew… I had to get a whole new wardrobe. The clothes I was hoping to “get back into” now were too big. It was amazing, and while I wouldn’t use the word easy to describe the process it wasn’t hard to follow.
At 41 years old… I am the same size I was in high school. I can see my abs…that has never been the case before. And as a result of the changes that I had, 3 people from my gym joined WAG and countless others have asked me what I did or complimented me on the changes in my body composition. I have never felt more fit or proud of how I look. The real bonus that came from all of this was that I changed my relationship with food. No more “good food” no more “bad food.” If I wanted it bad enough I would make it fit. The result of that thinking…I found out there is a lot of food that I actually really don’t like and there is a lot of great food out there that I learned to love (aka cauliflower). I also learned that yes you can eat whatever you want…but if you don’t make good choices around food that will fill you up…you will be hungry.
Flexible dieting/Macro Counting isn’t for everyone. In the beginning it is hard work…but just like in the gym…eventually that hard work pays off.