Just for the Fun of It!
Amanda's Success Story
Amanda and I have been working together for a little over a year. In the beginning, I would see her two times a week, and I can honestly say I've never seen a person who likes to sweat it out as much as Amanda! Her workouts consisted primarily of grueling performance athletic training drills, performed in giant sets of three or four exercises that focused on several body parts and core strength. Amanda was a challenge for me because I always had to come up with a new way to push her in order to help her achieve that "get your sweat on til you drop" pump she loved so much!
Over the course of a few months, Amanda's strength, endurance and cardiovascular health greatly improved. She began taking a boot camp style class at the gym on Saturdays, and she would come back to me on Tuesdays aglow because the push-ups, sprints, box jumps, and lunges that had once been such a struggle for her were now a "piece of cake."
Weight began to fly off of her as her metabolism was now in overdrive! Where she had, at first, a hard time eating a 3 egg white + 1 whole egg, 1 cup of cooked oatmeal, and a 1/4 cup of berries breakfast (she confessed that she had to give some of it to her dog), she now gobbled up the food without issue, and was ready for more 3 hours later! She leaned out quickly with her "clean eating" lifestyle and a fabulous shape began to peek out at her! I encouraged her to attend a figure competition just to check it out. She did . . . and she was hooked! She is currently in preparation for a July show and is super excited because she sees herself changing every week! But what's truly great is that Amanda, as a chef, has seen that eating clean does not mean eating tasteless! Every week, she comes in with a new recipe to share (of her own creation!) with myself and Melvette and both of us are drooling by the time she finishes explaining what she's done to her chicken, broccoli, and sweet potato!
She has gotten so enthusiastic about fitness and clean eating that she is now contiplating opening up her own "clean eating" business, where those who don't have time to prepare healthful meals or for those on restricted diets who don't want to sacrifice flavour can place orders with her and she'll take on the work!
I am excited for Amanda and her future, and I feel so privileged to have her as a client and friend!