I may not appear to have a huge transformation change on the outside, but over the past 2 years, I have and continuously am shifting my MINDSET & PURPOSE with my relationship to FOOD and health/fitness overall.
In 2016, 3 years after starting CrossFit, I made my goal to “build strength”.
Even though I had several, ongoing internal struggles with eating more, and trusting this was what I really wanted.. it’s stuck with me as my goal since. Even until this day, I still battle off negativity when it comes to my own self image, but today: I am in the best place I have ever been in my relationship with food and I’ve come to respect and embrace the abilities of my body.
First Image (2016), 109 lbs. 14.7% BF, 93.3 Lean mass. 1300-1800 calories
Second Image (2018) 113 lbs. 11.5% BF, 100.3 Lean mass. 2100-2400 calories
In 2016 at an athlete camp, I Becca (my now nutrition coach and one of my current mentors) and the one thing that stuck with me was “if you want to be serious about your fitness, you need to look at your nutrition.”
Since then, I’ve worked with her on 3 separate phases, but these past few months have been the most rewarding as I look back at old numbers on my lifts, workout performances and gymnastics skills & how much I’ve improved.
On the day to day basis it’s sooo hard to see just how far you’ve come sometimes, but Becca ALWAYS reiterated to me to revisit my goals. When the HOW gets difficult, boring or tedious, go back to the WHY if you want to keep improving.
Working with Becca has brought me so many opportunities to be grateful for what I have learned and am continuously learning about fitness and about myself. So much so that it drove me to get certified & do the same for others.. & now, as a crossfit & nutrition coach full time!
Can’t wait to see what the next few years bring.