A day to celebrate progress, change and SUSTAINABILITY.
Far too often, I see the transformation posts, yet the goal – the transformation isn’t maintained. After prepping for a show, or major weight loss – a lot of the weight may come racing back.
And, let me be honest – I too, was one of those people. Yoyo-ing and constantly battling with contest life versus all the fluff. It was an ongoing battle I never wanted to live again.
When I met my husband in 2014, I had been working feverishly to rebuild my metabolism. Dealing with a whole gammit of issues – #thyroiddisfunction, #adrenalfatigue, #pcos and the inability to loose even a pound. I gave up the dream of ever competing again after working with a big name team who preached starvation diets and excessive cardio. I didn’t want to spend my life on a treadmill.
The picture on the far left was taken about 6 months into dieting.
I wasn’t happy with my physical self but, I had fallen in love with my life and I was learning to love myself.
After some probing, Gabe convinced me to get back on stage and the middle photo was the morning of the Arkansas Pro at 145lbs.
Shortly after my last two shows I found myself slipping into the “off season” mode… And, that’s when I 100% committed to never being overweight again. I studied, learned and I dove straight into absorbing as much as I could to help myself and so many other women dealing with the same/similar issues.
My personal techniques and training philosophies now revolve around teaching women – it’s most certainly a partnership and teaching program and not a dictatorship.
Two years later, I am living in the body on the right. My diet is far from perfect and now I have to actually work hard to GAIN weight!!!! What the heck??? When did that happen?
I live at about 152-154 and although my journey was not easy, it taught me so many valuable lessons that I am thankful for today.
In you need help progressing in your journey – feel free to reach out: firstname.lastname@example.org – My gym @gstandardgym and I are located in @tacoma_wa – but, dont worry - If you're not @aroundtacoma - I work with a variety of women online!