There are a lot of fun adventures to come. From competing in Crossfit competitions to a Paddle camp in Florida, and more paddle boarding.
I participated in the Lean Eating program for part of the year, but have found that it does not suit my needs any longer and have switched to a program called Eat To Perform at the beginning of November, which is more geared towards athletes improving performance and at the same time shed some fat. I did not lose any weight during 2014 but rater gained 7 pounds. A recent BodPod measurement determined that I lost 3 pounds of bodyfat and gained 10 pounds of muscle during the year. Yay! I discovered Crossfit in April and Paddle boarding in May and are embarking on a new journey to get really fit and would like to still drop some pounds! I participated in my first two paddle boarding races and enjoyed things like the Warrior Dash or the Spartan Race.
Current weight: 216 pounds
#1 in the bodpod, #2 creating a garden at work, #3 at the spartan race, #4 a river paddle tour
#1 having some fun, #2 paddling on Lake Michigan, #3 the Santa hustle 5k
#1 at the Warrior Dash, #2 meeting friends in Germany, #3 during a WOD
I participated in the Lean Eating Program of Precision Nutrition during most of the year. The total weight-loss stats for 2013 are:
Current weight: 209 pounds
So is the LE program worth it? Totally! It will teach you to tune into the needs of your body and you will learn to make better choices. Self-compassion and “The Ebb and Flow” were two big things I learned. The amount of pounds you can loose depends totally on you and how well you follow the program. Could I have lost more in this period of time? Maybe. But I feel it was just the right amount. A new lifestyle takes time and I really wanted to embrace and enjoy the process. And that is what I did!
I grew up in Germany and moved to the US in 1998. Winters here always seem to be so long and cold. So outdoor fun is limited to a couple of month a year.
Even so I have been overweight for most of my life, it never stopped me from being very active. I have done 4 triathlons and many 50+ mile bike rides in the past.
I love healthy eating and always have been eating lots of fruits and veggies. I am a big supporter of CSA’s and local farming and would love to help others to live healthy too, but being 100+ pounds overweight makes me feel like a hypocrite. I love food and I love to cook and I would like to share my passion for great clean foods.
I am ready for a change. I like to shed the excess weight so I can enjoy life to the fullest.