What would you tell someone who is starting their first week with TGC?
Plan your days ahead when possible. Prep a few foods ahead of time that you are able to mix and match for meal options. Have snacks and mini meals available for those on the go options.
What is your profession?
Dental Hygienist and Mom!
How do you prefer to workout?
I prefer CrossFit at CrossFit Hideout. I only ever use to run before starting CrossFit 2 years ago. I acquired a rower at home, crossover symmetry, and small weights for home workouts. I love good endurance, cardio workouts the most. The barbell is my least favorite!
What is your favorite aspect of The Grit Collective (TGC)?
The flexibility for sure!
How has TGC changed your attitude/ ideas/feeling around food?
I have such a better relationship with food since starting Grit. The majority of my food choices are healthier, planned out options. But, I incorporate things I want also. I’m a sucker for sweet treats, and I know how to balance my meals now to include them once in awhile. I’m more aware of carefree, unnecessary binges, too.
How has TGC impacted your training?
My cardio and endurance since starting Grit have been awesome! I definitely feel stronger mentally, physically, and emotionally.
What is your go-to meal?
My pre workout carb is always Oatmeal Squares cereal no matter what time I workout. My go to lunch almost everyday is my taco seasoned ground turkey, string beans, sweet potatoes, and guacamole. My husband cooks dinner every night which consists of a meat, veggie, and carb. I throw a Flat Out wrap together, or broccoli slaw salad with some chicken for quick dinner nights.
What macro strategy has helped you the most?
I have to plan ahead with my fitness pal, and then use it as my menu all day. I plug in my given meals first, and then add my snacks/mini meals etc. to meet my goals. I always add a banana and peanut butter to my casein, even though most nights I don’t get the banana/pb, because I use it as wiggle room incase something extra comes up.
What challenges did you face throughout the program?
Weekends! Refeed days were my struggle. I definitely felt like I took advantage of them by consuming too many sweets. It was a nice way not to feel deprived of food choices. It’s a lifestyle, and anything in moderation is OK.
What’s the biggest change you’ve noticed( body, mind, gym or other)?
All of the above! Even after the scale slows down, the body composition and mind keep going. The gym stuff keeps progressing, also.
What has been you biggest/ favorite win overall?
My relationship with food. The emotional eating, binges etc. I wanted to learn how to use food for fuel - mentally and physically. The physical image is a definite bonus.
Favorite product or recipe?
What is your goal? Has your goal changed? If so, how?
I just want to continue making progress. It’s a lifestyle change. It’s a marathon, not a sprint .
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KTo picks up heavy objects, makes sense of macros, provides simple meal prep plans, advises on flexible dieting solutions, celebrates strength, and occasionally overdoses on pizza.