When did your weight loss journey first begin?
My weight loss journey started over 5 years ago. I have been with SFM since April of 2021.
You have been so consistent and steady throughout this process. What keeps you from throwing in the towel when life gets busy and stressful?
For myself staying consistent and steady is what keeps in check. I have fallen off the wagon with diets and workouts so many times. I absolutely hate the way I feel mentally and physically when I don’t eat right or workout. Working out has become therapy for me, I get grumpy when I miss more than one day. Also I am a wife, a mother of adult children, and a grandmother of a 5 year girl. Who, by the way are always watching me, so if I want them to succeed and not give up then I have to not give up myself.
How has your macro journey impacted other areas of your life besides just needing a new wardrobe?
My macro journey has really completely changed my life. I look at food completely different now. I thought I knew what macros were, and I did know, but to really track my food was the missing piece for me. I just had my 44th birthday this past July and I am in the best physical shape in my life. I am stronger and doing different workout moves I have never been able to do before. Like really push-ups, renegade rows, and incline push ups. Not too long ago I had to do some kind of modification.
Have the habits you’ve picked up since counting macros rubbed of on your family? What do they think about it?
The person it has rubbed off on the most is my husband. When I first started in April he would say, “What is that?” or, “I don’t care.” or, “I don’t understand this so for get it”. Now he is asking me, “Is this a protein or carb? Does this turn into sugar?” He is reading more labels with me too.
What are the biggest challenges you’ve had to overcome when it comes to sticking to your macros?
My biggest challenges has been THE STUPID SCALE. Not getting stressed over when that scale doesn’t move for long periods of time. Learning the scale is not the only measurement of success. I try to remind myself that clothes fitting better and getting baggy, increasing my weights in the gym, being able to do workouts that I haven’t before, having more endurance in the gym, having energy for the day IS WAY MORE IMPORTANT than what that dumb scale says. The other thing I have learned is to stick with this program. I have a bad habit of starting one thing, sticking to it for 5 to 7 days and then quitting.
Tell us about your experience with coach Lindsay and the Stay Fit Mom program. Is it what you expected?
Lindsay has been amazing. She’s talked me off the ledge so many times, especially in the beginning. Like I said, I had a bad habit of starting and stopping diet programs. I feel like we gave gotten to know one another over the last few months and can’t wait to meet her in person.
What do you do to stay active?
Staying active is fairly easy for me. I get up early and get a workout in 5 to 7 days a week. I also have a great friend that gets me out and goes for walks 2 days a week.
Tell us about your meal prepping. You meal prep for several other ladies also, right?
Yes, I meal prep not only for myself but also my hubby, and 3 to 5 other ladies each week. I started sharing my weekly menu and meals on Facebook and a few people reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in getting paid to cook for them also.
Any advice for anyone considering trying to count their macros?
My advice to anyone who is thinking about trying Stay Fit Mom, don’t hesitate! Jump right in. Dive head first. Yes, it takes a few days to find your way through but it’s worth it. Since I have been with SFM I have learned not to hesitate. This is your sign to take charge of your health. This program and 2 other times since April I have just jumped and taken that leap and all 3 times have been life changing for me. Trust the process.