‘WON’ Year in Review
I began working with Kristy WON year ago. I use the word ‘won’ because I feel like I did win! All the frustrating times I’ve had with the wrong diet, fad diets, too much cardio, not lifting heavy enough and on and on were solved by working with Kristy.
Summer was quickly approaching when I started my first month. I’ve learned in the past year that this is definitely a motivator for me, as it is for many people. I am very disciplined when I put my mind to it, so in the first 4 months I lost 21 pounds and 6% body fat. It took me another 2 months to lose the last 2-3% body fat to reach my ultimate goal, but my weight only went down 1 pound. I was absolutely okay with this because my weight hadn’t been that low in years! I learned that weight doesn’t always matter. It’s about your overall body composition and how you personally want to look and feel. To be honest, I felt fantastic after I dropped the first 9 pounds then another 6. I spent the summer feeling like a million bucks, and I hadn’t hit my ultimate goal yet. Kristy reminds me of this when I get upset about gaining weight. 🙂
Throughout the fall, I maintained this size, and then….Christmas, winter, winter vacation, cold weather, comfy sweaters…and weight gain. I told myself, I’m not eating THAT bad, or a little extra of this won’t hurt. As it turns out, a little extra peanut butter and epic cheat meals add up to 8 pounds for me. It took a while for me to process the WHY, but I finally did that and moved on. WHY? I like peanut butter. No. I love peanut butter. I kept sneaking in a little extra here and there and it added up. My cheat meal for the week became huge meals and dessert. While I do think that an EPIC cheat meal is okay once in a while, mine became epic every week. My cardio became basically taking a nap a couple times a week on the arc trainer.
In March, I said, alright this is enough. Kristy did all my numbers and I refocused. She remeasured me a month later and NOTHING HAD CHANGED. WTF. So, I told her I didn’t understand why, and like the amazing coach she is, she said, it’s okay, keep going. I left that day and started to think…yup, guess who had still been adding that extra little bit of peanut butter? ME. Here’s the reality…8 pounds to many people doesn’t sound like a big deal, and really, I was perfectly healthy and looked fine. However, that is not what I wanted. I knew what I wanted and how I wanted to feel. It’s all personal preference. I wanted to be back to how I felt last summer. I owned my behavior that was keeping me from my goals. NOW I was ready to focus. One month later, I was down 4 pounds and 3% body fat. The next month, another 5 pounds and another 1% body fat. My WHY clicked. If I want to be at a certain point, I figured out how to do it, and now I am down 22 pounds in a year. THANK YOU, KRISTY for always believing in me and asking that question I hate: WHY?!
Do I think I’ll repeat winter weight gain again this year? Yup, probably. I like Christmas cookies and pizza…oh and peanut butter in case I forgot to mention that before, but now I know how to get over it faster! Everything in life has ups and downs. Just remember you have the tools to push forward even in those frustrating times. I’ll reread this soon and take my own damn advice! Haha!
To wrap it up, I’ll leave you with these three things: 1. Kristy is a Wonder Woman who can provide you with the tools you need to become your own Wonder Woman (or man)! 2. Even when you are super frustrated always keep saying – YES I CAN! And you will. 3. Put shredded zucchini in your oatmeal because it’s delicious! 🙂