In 2017 I am proud to say that I will be racing for BASE Performance! As a nutritionist I do not back a brands lightly however when the opportunity came about to apply for the BASE performance team I went for it; that is how strongly I believe in and support these products and the BASE brand as a whole. I get $0.00 from BASE for being on the team, my thoughts expressed aout their products and any benefit I have experienced from them are purely my own. It is because of my own personal usage and experience with BASE salts that lead me to the team. #racewithbase #saltsaves
I am also proud to be back in the Haus. If you do not know what constitutes 'the Haus', then you are not familiar with Endurance Nation and the coaching team that makes up the experience. I am ready to get back to it and work my way back into fitness so that my journey into the 2018 Ironman season goes as smoothly as possible. Endurance Nation has been the coaching and training team that has made me an execution ninja out there and I am excited to see what I can do in the next year to get back to ninja status! #workworks
I am also a 2016 Ambassador and supporter of the Mermaid Club, oping to return as ambassador in 2017 as well. The Mermaid Club is an outstanding group of women who cheer and support on women in the sport of their choosing. We like to live life and make waves, have fun and go for our goals! #cozwhynot #likeamermaid
With that, I am still fleshing out the 2017 season overall, focusing on using it as a build year. I say this every year I feel, however I am putting the run as my boo this year. I am gearing up to get myself in amazing shape to rock the Ironman distance once again for my 40th birthday in 2018. 140.6 for 40 sounds really good to me!
In 2012 I went from fat to fit, I thought at the time due to a total lifestyle change but that just was not so. I went vegan after being vegetarian for some time, I stepped up my training due to focusing on the Iron distance, I graduated with my MBA and I got married. The lifestyle change I made was called "crazy cram it all in life"and since 2012 to 2016 I went right back to fat because the changes I made were not really sustainable to me in the life that I was living and due to the I made them. If I had fallen upon them more organically then yes, but I made drastic changes and dropped 70 lbs in the matter of months. As soon as the pressures of school, wedding, Ironman and switching jobs went away and the stresses of my real life emerged... it went downhill at such a rate I could not stop.
I do not mean this as a slander against myself, or a reflection of poor confidence, but rather as hard fact. I am overweight and not even by a little. I do not have "vanity" weight to lose, I have real weight to lose, to the tune of 90 freaking lbs to lose. I am on a mission to get there by taking myself on as a client, finally putting all of my education and experience to use on my self. I am a certified health coach and sports focused nutritionist. I have the tools and I know how to use them, I just have not been ready to until now.
Along the way I will post up both my wins and my loses, so that together we can learn about what works and what patterns we fall into that lead to missing the goal.
Here is to a much needed fresh perspective on health! Shine on my friends, shine on!