Ashley

“The constant positive feedback has really kept me encouraged and motivated to continue along this path of health and wellness…I had lost 10 pounds of fat and gained 5 pounds of muscle in those 2 months”


Hi!  This was a two month progression from May 5 to July 4 of this year 2014. I guess I let myself go a little bit, but I guess it just shows that this is a process and a journey of learning your body and also that we are human and things/life happens. With that being said, I am determined to continue to treat my body well from now on.  Anyway, I think I had gotten a bit excited after getting engaged and I let loose and “celebrated” a little too much. But I decided in May to make a commitment to myself, treat myself right and change some things. I continued my normal CrossFit routine, attending group class about 4-5x a week. In addition to regular group fitness class, I picked it up a notch by supplementing extra and focused on more intensity in my workouts as well as doing additional cardio routines a few days a week. The results really started to manifest when I really zero’d in on my diet.

Being a vegetarian is tough as it can lead to eating a lot of processed foods or other foods that our bodies may not process as well as eating real food. So I focused on primarily eating eggs and supplemented with whey protein and of course I made sure to eat my veggies. The hardest part was making sure I got enough protein and figuring out what healthy carbs to eat to improve my energy levels. The most obvious decision was of course not snacking on crap. So I put in the time and had to plan ahead, pack my own healthy lunch/snacks and focus on nourishing my body versus eating just to eat. It’s been a process and a journey and I still fall short(no pun intended!), I’m definitely not perfect.. I tend to over indulge in social functions and I like to drink adult beverages occasionally, so I’m definitely still learning my limits and have a lot more to learn. But I have to say, having such great support at the gym and the constant positive feedback has really kept me encouraged and motivated to continue along this path of health and wellness.

Thanks for this opportunity to be one of the Paradiso CrossFit Success stories.  I love the PCF family and exposing myself to you guys like this will definitely keep me accountable and I hope it will inspire others… so thank you!

Yours in health, fun and being true and real,

Ashley

PS. Overall I had lost 10 pounds of fat and gained 5 pounds of muscle in those 2 months..