I haven’t always been a runner. I haven’t always been fast. I haven’t always been lean.
I took up running 6 years ago because I wanted to lose weight. I thought running was the answer. Turns out it isn’t. Running does NOTHING for weight loss – at least not for me. It just makes me HUNGRIER! So then, I thought I should eat less, especially carbs. I wasn’t seeing any results so I went back to eating carbs and counting calories on and off. I would lose and gain the same 5lbs and wasn’t getting any better at running.
The secret? You have to do the work!
- I cleaned up my nutrition
- I started eating MORE
- I focused on QUALITY of food
- I changed my MINDSET about food
- I started FUELING my body for PERFORMANCE
- I implemented STRENGTH TRAINING for runners
- I focused on SELF_CARE
- I stretched and foam rolled
- I SLEPT
- I started EATING TO RUN
I focused on what I COULD CONTROL! I did ALL THE THINGS! The little things are BIG THINGS!
The most important thing? NUTRITION!
That’s when the changes started happening. That’s when I started seeing results. I changed my mindset and prioritized NUTRITION. I felt the ENERGY that it gave me. And I still do! I feel absolutely AMAZING!
BUT please note that knowledge is NOT power. APPLIED knowledge IS power! You can know EVERYTHING there is to know, but if you do not apply it, it does you no good. You actually have to DO THE WORK.
And that’s what I’m here to do – to hold you accountable and help you get results!