Faster, stronger and 15lbs down!
I am an avid runner, who has run for 30 plus years for health and fitness. 10 years ago I was talked into trying to run a marathon and qualify for the Boston Marathon. My first few attempts were not successful but I was hooked on running marathons and eventually did qualify. My diet during this past 10 year period was constant, I ate what I liked, only eating properly in the week or two leading up to a race.
Fast food was on my menu 2-3X a week. I felt I could eat whatever I wanted and burn it off with an extra mile or two added to a run. In the last 18 months though I was slowing down, my times were not what they were. My legs felt tired and heavy, I was no table to spring out of bed in the mornings and feel good going for my training runs. One other noticeable sign, my pants were tighter, I had moved up a size. I stepped on the scale, this was my heaviest since I started running.
Yes I was getting older, maybe that was it, but perhaps it was my eating habits. I discussed this with a friend, he just happened to be a client of Michelle’s. He suggested I contact her. I met with Michelle in late December. We discussed what I ate, how much and at what times during the day. She told me quite honestly that I was not consuming the proper foods for my lifestyle, nor was I eating at the right times of the day, too many big meals and not enough grazing during the day.
She recommended a complete overhaul of what I ate and when. It all made sense to me and I embraced it from the start. Within the first week I could feel and see the change in my body. I had more energy, I was no longer feeling sluggish in the mornings, looking for that afternoon nap. As I continued to see Michelle and follow her plan for me I was feeling even better. I was back to wearing my previous size clothes, I felt faster in my runs. It has now been 3 months, I am now down to my goal weight, my body fat is down 5.5%, with hopes of bringing that down even more while staying at my current weight.
I am looking forward to the spring to test my new self in a marathon. I feel confident I will be running times I have not seen in 5/6 years. I was able to run recently with someone, with whom I have not run with since I have seen Michelle. He complemented me saying he had not seen me run like this for a couple of years asked me what I had been doing. I explained to him I had met with Michelle, who overhauled my diet and this was the result.
I would recommend anyone who feels they need to feel better and eat healthier, see Michelle and give it a try, you will be glad you did!*