Do you feel like your metabolism has slowed down with your age?
I’m here to tell ya that if it did, it’s not out of your control!
32 years old: just finished ANOTHER half Ironman race. You swim 1.2 miles then bike 56 miles then run 13.1 miles in 1 day 😀 Even my parents thought 💭 why on earth would I do that for fun? I did that yearly for like 8 or 9 years straight!
Well, I didn’t do it for fun. I did it for cardio, cuz, ya know cardio = weight loss right?
WRONG! Even back then my diet wasn’t super shitty. I rarely drank alcohol (don’t like the taste of it as I prefer desserts 😂) but I was always restricting and bingeing. Full transparency here – I also had severe ulcerative colitis and was on a lot of steroids for over a decade. Yet, my tenacity always pushed me through.
This month, I’ll be 46 years young and I can honestly say despite the external change, I have never felt more grounded and secure in my body and the methods that got me here. Because it was NOT an extreme diet. Or an excessive exercise program. Or a supplement line.
It was a great coach with a great team with a great method that starts with you doing the inside work first!
My two cents for what brought me here:
1. Bring FED UP with doing so much for so little in return. #overit
2. Knowing deep down that there was a way to eat and move that did not require suffering. I’m not being dramatic over here. I put my body through a lot of suffering for the sake of vanity. #atallcosts
3. Letting go of my fear so I could get out of my own way. Reaching out for support by finally admitting to myself that I couldn’t go at it alone. #accountability
We are stronger together. And sometimes all you need is a safe path with a wise and thoughtful guide leading the way.