Freedom From Food! It Does Not Rule Me Anymore!

What’s up my man!

I don’t know how it’s only been 3 months since we worked together because I feel like it’s been years!

So much has changed! You and Alex are getting ready to have a baby, your business has just taken off it’s insane! As for me, I have gone through more personal growth and development in the past 3 months I could not be prouder. And when I reflect back, I always think of you and how grateful I am to have had you as my nutrition coach.

I truly do not believe I would be where I am today without your help because you gave me the tools to overcome any barrier in life. Keep. That. Shit. UP.

So, first off, just wanna say thank you. Seriously. Dude. You have no idea the impact you had on me. And I had no idea you were going to have this great of an impact on my life.

And btw I never forgot how you asked me to provide a testimonial back when we were finished working together and I didn’t at the time. But that was my plan. At that time, I was still figuring my shit out, I could have said how awesome it was to work with you but I knew that the best results were yet to come.

So, surprise surprise, I’m back! And I just quickly wanted to let you know that I am doing great, better than ever. Happier, healthier, stronger than ever.

Here are some of the most significant changes I can see from when we started working together until now. And I couldn’t be prouder of myself. I don’t even recognize that scared, miserable girl who would cry to you on her lunch break about how she was never going to be good enough at her new job, got anxious about the idea of going out for a meal, and felt like a pile of dog shit all the time…

Before:
I shaped my actions around what I thought others expected of me.
After:
Decided to take action based on what I want for myself. I do what truly makes me happy.

Before:
I cared what others thought of my body.
After:
Learned that my body is nobody else’s business but my own. I wasn’t put on this earth to look pretty. And I am capable of so much more once my health is taken care of.

Before:
I prioritized things that went against my own personal goals.
After:
Started to strictly focus on doing things that aligned towards my own goals. Talk about empowerment, baby.

Before:
I did what others told me to do, I wanted to be what others wanted me to be, I was pulling myself in all different directions.
After:
Learned to block out the noise / opinions from haters. Fuck em.

Before:
I only cared about having abs and looking shredded.
After:
Accepted that not having abs is ok and a necessary part of the process. No one should be ripped 365 days a year, don’t let me start ranting about this, I’ll never stop.

Before:
I treated my body like garbage, did not LISTEN TO IT, I did not trust it.
After:
Started listening to my body. Rest when I need it, eat when I am hungry, give in to cravings sometimes. It takes time but now I finally trust it, and it has been so good to me.

Before:
I was stressed beyond hope. I had to be everything to everybody.
After:
Found peace and balance in life, gym, work and work to minimize stressors. There is no point worrying about anything outside of your control.

Before:
I never felt good enough.
After:
Surrounded myself with supportive friends, family, and positive media. Gratitude and positivity are contagious. Spread it.

Before:
I always looked at and dwelled upon the negatives.
After:
Learned to tame the beast between my ears, my worst critic is now my best advocate. Love yourself.

Before:
I was injured frequently, and always sore.
After:
Fueled properly and appropriately for training. Feeling stronger than ever and hit PR after PR now.

Before:
I couldn’t recover from workouts.
After:
Finally grasped the concept that recovery is JUST as important (if not more so) than training. Never felt better.

Before:
I couldn’t sleep through the night.
After:
Learned to prioritize getting 8+ hours of sleep a night, no exceptions. Sure, sometimes I get made fun of for going to bed before 9 pm. Do I care? NOPE.

Before:
I was obsessed with everything about food and had severe food anxiety.
After:
Found. Freedom. From. Food. It does not rule me anymore.

Also here’s a pic of me stuffing my face with a breakfast burrito, loving life with no regrets!

-Jocelyn

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