I’ve been a “Coach” for close to 14 years now.
That’s just a crazy to think as it is to say. I’ve coached fitness, nutrition, life, business, etc., so that term is kinda of all encompassing when it comes to what kind of coach I would consider myself which is weird in itself.
One thing I know for sure after working with so many people over the years is that YOU have to be ready to make the change that you want to see in your life. All the coaching in the world won’t do shit if you’re not willing to do the work that is set forth.
The person that wrote what you’re about to read is a shining example of what happens when you do the work, trust in the process, and believe in yourself.
When we started, I wanted at least 3 months with them…here’s what happened in 90 days:
“This has been a really eye opening week for me. I ate out a couple times, felt like absolute shit, then started eating super well again and felt incredible. I look better, I feel better, I am better. I only drank twice this week and I feel amazing.
When we first stated this journey, you said you wanted a 3 month commitment, and it FLEW! I want to be honest, I was getting a little frustrated last week with myself. I feel like I’ve taken this seriously, but I couldn’t fully commit to the weighing and counting.
I want to be constant with measuring my protein and carbs and really focusing on the plate method for the next 6-9 months. Then maybe when I feel like I have this down I can start tailoring my diet and really figure out the micros part.
I want to absolutely thank you for all of the energy and time you’ve put into this. You are an incredible coach. You took this on when you already had so much swirling around in your life, and with such a fantastic attitude. I am so grateful to you. And literally not being dramatic rn, you have changed my life for the better in 3 months.
There has been a tremendous shift in the way that I approach nutrition and food and self worth in relation to diet. Crossfit has kept me sane, and this nutritional shift will make me healthy. I will absolutely continue to do everything you have taught me.
Here is what I have LEARNED and CHANGED in 3 months:
1. Sleep. For the love of God.
2. Protein builds muscle. Like mega fast if I eat protein. And makes me strong. I will destroy my college PR’s after 3 months of eating protein. 30g br. 200 g l. 150 g dins. boom.
3. Carbs are my new bestest friends. Rice does not make me fat. Rice makes me less sore and less tired. Plus it’s delicious.
4. Veggies. I love veggies and the more veggies I eat the better I feel.
5. I have not eaten pizza in 3 months. Let me repeat. I HAVE NOT EATEN PIZZA IN 3 MONTHS.
6. Take walks. Play volleyball. Lose at volleyball. Play pickball with the elderly. Lose at pickleball to the elderly. Repeat.
7. Read more. I’m happier when I read. So I’m going to read more.
8. Go into every day thinking it’s going to be a good. Every client is the golden client. Every day is a beautiful day to breath. Every workout is a success.
9. I can RX on pretty much every work out. I WILL RX on every work out. Even when I think it might be too heavy. It usually isn’t.
11. When I go to a party and I don’t want to be hungover the next day, I’ll bring my bag of tricks. If there’s going to be shit snacks there, eat a big ass meal before. 1 drink, 2 waters. Sip on seltzer. Remember that it’s more fun to be a functional human the next day.
12. Never. I mean NEVER settle. And I know I’m a boss ass bitch. Facts.
13. Drink water. Don’t ever stop drinking water.
14. Protein powder is a hell of an invention.
15. Routine is not boring if my routine is not boring.
16. 90/10. <- in reference to living your life 90% or greater on the things you know you’re supposed to be doing
17. Don’t make excuses or exceptions to fuel my bad habits. No more- “okay just this time won’t hurt” NO!! I always feel better when I resist than when I give in.”
…End of story.
To everyone who thinks change is hard it is, but you have all the tools in you to make it happen…so now go make it happen.