What would you tell someone who is starting their first week with The Grit Collective (TGC)?
Be patient, trust the process, and plan! Plan out all your meals the night before so you know exactly what you need to eat to hit your macros.
What is your profession?
How do you prefer to workout?
CrossFit classes at HideOut.
What is your favorite aspect of TGC?
The flexibility. I love that I can have a drink, or ice cream with my kids and not feel guilty.
How has TGC changed your attitude/ ideas/feeling around food?
I was a pretty healthy eater before Grit, but my cheat meals would turn into cheat days and I was easily derailed. I now know that I can have what I want, I just work it into my macros for the day. I also eat a much bigger variety of foods and I am no longer scared of carbs and fats. I've also realized that some foods just aren't worth it.
How has TGC impacted your training?
I definitely have more energy, feel stronger, and am a lot more confident in my abilities. Since starting Grit I've gotten strict pull ups and toes to bar, have been able to RX more workouts and was able to do many open workouts non-scaled.
What is your go-to meal?
Pulled chicken breast, rice, and cucumbers with Sir Kensington mayo or Tessemae Zesty Ranch dressing.
What macro strategy has helped you the most?
Planning. I start each day with all my meals and snacks planned out. I never make good choices when I am hungry. A big challenge for me is not picking at my kids snacks or eating the leftovers off their plates.
What’s the biggest change you’ve noticed( body, mind, gym or other)?
Confidence and of course the pounds I lost. I no longer use food as a reward and do a lot less emotional eating.
What has been you biggest/ favorite win overall?
Seeing the number on the scale drop.
Favorite product or recipe?
My favorite snack is Okios Triple Zero vanilla yogurt with fruit and either chopped pecans or graham crackers. I also love Steaz Teas and Everything But the Bagel Seasoning from Trader Joes.
What is your goal? Has your goal changed? If so, how?
My goal is to keep losing fat and continuing to get stronger.
If you’r ready to make a change check out our plans or send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org