You have probably read in a couple posts about Precision Nutrition, that its a program I started last year. But I never told you how I ended up doing this.
Back up to 2 years ago, I was getting ready for my youngest sister’s wedding. I was in a really good place food wise and exercise. I hit a new low for weight and the smallest I had been in a very long time. Then that summer I had a great triathlon 12 –week training session with some amazing ladies. I felt like I was in the best physical shape I have ever been.
I then planned to run my 3rd half marathon. That training went well, so scoot into the holidays and my stress level went way up at work. I saw my weight creeping up and I wasn’t feeling as good in my workouts. So I signed up for a boot camp taught by my friend/trainer Jessica. This was really my first introduction for me to incorporating strength training into my world. I have the swim/bike/run figured out pretty well. After my quick 1 month boot camp was over, I kept talking to my friend Jessica. She started sending me workouts and then one day I got an email about “will you do a nutritional program with me?”. She told me she was working on getting her nutritional certification, so I told her sure. The funny thing is that I didn’t even know what I was signing up for. Then after a short few weeks an email for Precision Nutrition showed up.
In June of 2016 is when I officially started Precision Nutrition (PN). Each day you get lessons, habits that you are to complete. Some of these are simple, others dive deep emotions, how you eat, what you eat, etc. you get the idea. These first few months even, I thought these lessons and habits are too easy, I’ve done harder than this, I don’t know how this is going to help me etc. What PN teaches you is that you can’t change anything quickly and you have to start making small changes. These habits are small changes that over time build up into big changes. I have a good base of nutritional knowledge and what I need to do for me, so at first I didn’t know how much I would get out of this program. Nothing remarkable happened right away, but those little changes, I saw positive impact. I was surprised because this was not rocket science, just simple changes or habits that you are to do each and every day. Nothing is off limits and there are no “good or bad foods”, you are just encouraged to pick the best choice from what you have.
So there you have it. A simple email from my friend would send me on a 1 year adventure that hasn’t stopped yet. So stay tuned for more as I talk through what this year has done for me and an exciting opportunity that is coming up.