Last winter and spring brought a ton of changes and stresses. A break up, a move, finishing a master’s program that I wasn’t entirely excited or passionate about and doggie sicknesses. I gained weight, let workouts slip away and ordered pizzas for most of meals. I was in a slump. Nothing was motivating me to change until my favorite fitness studio, FLEXcity Fitness started to promote a new nutrition program they were going to begin offering in May. I knew with their guidance and the accountability that came up with the program, I could stick with it, if for nothing else but embarrassment over writing down and sharing my shitty “meals” and laziness with the food/workout journal.
I went from eating shitty snacks every hour and drinking virtually no water and only pop to eating the appropriate portions of protein, carbs and good fats and drinking a lot more workouts–and challenged to up my workouts to four days a week. I was sick and lethargic for probably the first four or five days. I felt absolutely terrible. But after I came out of that, I felt so much more energy. My skin cleared up a lot, I could push myself harder during workouts and I felt confident, not ashamed by my lazy sloth-like lifestyle.
I lost 9 pounds and shit ton of inches in that first month and it took two months more, but I finally reached 10 pounds lost and even more inches. My waist went from a 31 to a 26 in the last three months and my thighs and hips lost a considerable amount of inches too. I’m 5’4″ and weigh 134 now. I was really tied up in the number, wanting to be in the 120’s, the weight I’ve always been at up until this last year. But now I fit all my old clothes better and feel so much stronger, so I’m working on accepting that number.
I’m so thankful Jenny and Trista who own FLEX for offering the nutrition program and using their expertise to help us reach our fitness and nutrition goals. I would highly recommend this program if you live near one of their studios in Bloomfield Hills, Lansing or Grand Rapids (all in Mich. so far!)