1. What did life look like before you focused consistently on nutrition and fitness?
Life pre-nutrition and fitness for me included drinking too much, eating very poorly, and major self esteem issues. I hated the way I looked and felt. On top of all that, I realized that I had an issue with drinking. For about a year, it was causing a lot of turmoil between me and my significant other. My life just seemed to be out of control in so many ways.
2. What made you decide to make a change?
I decided to take control of life when pretty much every pair of pants I owned became too tight. I refused to buy new clothes and just became so fed up with feeling so unhealthy. I also went to the doctor and seeing my weight was like a punch in the gut. Very soon after that, I woke up and thought “I am over feeling like this!”. I signed up for a class at the Warehouse and the rest is history.
3. What has changed (attitude, energy, weight, habits, priorities, race times, blood work, confidence, etc.)?
So much for me has changed. I quit drinking about a year ago and I have lost 25 pounds! I feel like a brand new person. When I first joined the Warehouse I was working out at least 4 times a week. After a few months, I started noticing how good I felt and could tell I was gaining muscle and endurance and also felt I was losing weight. However, I was very disappointed when I weighed myself and only lost 5 pounds in 4 months! That’s when it clicked in my head that my eating habits needed to change as well. As soon as I made healthier choices with my eating, I saw the number on the scale drop significantly. My confidence and self esteem have improved and I feel like a million bucks!