My journey to better health started about a year ago after losing my fourth, and final, maternal aunt to breast cancer. I was never obese and was an athlete all my life. However, after graduating from school and settling into the real world (a desk job!), the pounds slowly crept on, especially in the years I worked full time while getting my MBA and getting married, too much stress and not enough time to workout and prepare healthy meals, or so I thought.
I knew hiring a trainer would help lose pounds but I wanted to learn more about the nutrition aspect of a healthy life and my search led to a Canadian company called Precision Nutrition (PN), run by Dr. John Berardi, my new hero. The research driven lessons, habits and workouts were the one stop shop I was seeking out- low carb, low fat, healthy fat, so much noise in the nutrition space and very little of it backed up by proven results. Dr. John takes a not one fits all size approach and encourages program participants to experiment until they find what works for his or her OWN body, not labeling anything as good or bad. I have had a daily lesson, personal coach, written assignments. a workout regimen, outside reading, etc and it has been exactly what I hoped it would be.
The photo shoot is one of our assignments- to document the success that we have experienced throughout the program. Pounds and inches of fat gone but the greater reward is what has changed internally as I stripped the junk food from my body and saw my blood work aline to nearly ideal. PN and Dr. John have given me lessons that I will carry throughout my life as a leaner, healthier, more fit version of me and for that I am forever grateful to have found them! To find out more about PN, look for them on Facebook or online at www.precisionnutrition.com!
Lean Eating for Women, January 2013