My FASTer Way Story
I have been pretty active my entire life. And while I have enjoyed being active, it has come at a cost. At forty-some years old ;-), my body just isn't keeping up with what my mind thinks it should be able to do. I have had several physical struggles over the last several years, with a shoulder reconstruction in 2016, and a total knee replacement in 2018. Due to these challenges, I wasn't able to out-train a bad diet as well as I had been able to up to that point. I knew something had to change. I heard about the FASTer Way from a long-time friend of mine, but I wasn't sold. It sounded way too difficult and way too scary. Fasting? Eating carbs?? These two concepts were against everything I had ever known... "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day." "Carbs are bad." How could this be an effective program?? So I tried yet another program early summer 2018. To no avail. I finally gave in and signed up for the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® in August.
It didn't take long for me to realize that everything I was scared of, was just mental self-doubt and excuses. It didn't take long for me to feel better and sleep better. And although visual changes didn't come overnight like I willed them to, they did come. And they were significant. And the crazy part was, I had real visual noticeable results, without working out even ONE TIME. I would have loved to incorporated the workouts in the program, but I was physically unable. And still saw amazing results. THAT is the power of this program. The power of knowing what to eat and when to eat it.
As I fell in love with this program, I knew it just wasn't fair to keep it to myself. As a group fitness instructor for more than twenty years, I have been able to help people with their physical wellness. Or at least that is the theory. The thing is, I didn't feel like I was really helping anyone! I just watched people work their tails off, often times for little to no results. I knew this program was the way to really helping people make an impact on their health. I could finally make significant strides toward what I had set out to do all those years ago when I became a group fitness instructor. So I became a FASTer Way coach in December of 2018, and here I am now. Ready to help YOU with your physical wellness, so you can become the absolute best version of yourself, so you too can fulfill your life with energy and purpose!
A few of my food staples:
Fats: Avocados, olives, mixed nuts, TesseMae's Habanero Ranch, bacon
Proteins: Meat, eggs, peanut butter, Nick's Sticks
Carbs: Rice, potatoes, beans, fruit (bananas, grapefruits)
My favorite workouts:
Running, lifting, crossfit, and playing pretty much any sport.