rMeet #TeamGrit member Meg C. Meg can be found attacking her goals at CrossFit 1Force or perfecting her Olympic lifting technique in her awesome new garage gym. Meg’s incredible dedication to consistency has led her to shed over 40 lbs while balancing her career as a CPA, raising a family, and increasing her strength gains across the board.
What would you tell someone who is starting their first week with The Grit Collective (TGC)?
Keep an open mind. Forget just about everything you have ever done before to lose weight. The process I have followed with KTo and the Grit is different than anything I have done before. Trust her.
What is your profession?
How do you prefer to workout?
Mix of Oly workouts and Crossfit classes.
What is your favorite aspect of The Grit Collective(TGC)?
I love the support I get. I never have to guess because I know my questions will always be answered. The support from KTo and other people also using TGC has been invaluable.
How has TGC changed your attitude/ ideas/feeling around food?
For the first time in my adult life I have a healthy relationship with food and the scale. I don't worry if the number on the scale goes up one day because I know I am doing everything right. I don't feel as though there are bad foods or foods to avoid anymore. I just need to know the right time to have those foods. I never feel deprived.
How has TGC impacted your training?
I know that I am now fueling my body for what I am doing in the gym. My lifts have been more consistent, I have more energy, and recovery time is shorter.
What challenges did you face throughout the program?
At times, just trusting the process. I joke KTo doesn't tell me how to do taxes so I won't tell her how to do nutrition.
What’s the biggest change you’ve noticed( body, mind, gym or other)?
Where to start? Body - I have lost almost 40 pounds since Christmas counting macros. My entire body has changed. I look at pictures of myself these days and I can't even believe it is me. Mind - I am not tired in the middle of the day anymore. My energy level and sleep has improved. Gym - as I have lost weight, I have not lost any of my strength, instead I continue to gain.
What has been your biggest/ favorite win overall?
Two days ago I would have said losing almost 50 pounds. A week ago my sons told me they wanted to start working out with me in my garage gym. This week my 10 year old did his first metcon with me. Having a positive impact on my husband and sons has been the biggest win for me.
What is your goal? Has your goal changed? If so, how?
My initial goal was to lose weight. I am turning 40 this year and I decided 7 months ago it was time to end this constant battle with my weight. I tell my boys often it is my job to raise them to be the best person they can be. That is my current goal for myself - to be the best me I can be. That can be 10 pounds less than what I am today. It could be to snatch 10 pounds heavier than I can today. As long as I am healthy, able to enjoy life, and be better than yesterday, I am good.
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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.