“Wow! What are you taking?”
In our search for the Holy Grail of fitness, it’s a common question. Seeking that magic potion to immediate health and fitness. After 34 years in fitness and “me-search” I can confidently share that there is no magic potion — I would have found it.
These photos “before” and “better” represent an almost 5 year journey. I walked into CrossFit at 47 years old and Eric took my picture.
|weight||165 lbs.||178 lbs.|
|Resting Heart Rate||78||64|
Little over a year ago I was really struggling with joint pain, finishing workouts and not recovering from workouts. I knew it was rooted in my nutrition plan but refused to make a shift. I stopped drinking alcohol and it helped, but not much. Then my cousin and fellow CrossFitter tried the keto diet and lost over 30 lbs. I’d heard of low carb strategies and always make it a point that when I hear about something 3 times from independent people I trust — I study it.
IT WORKS FOR ME
Just because something works for me doesn’t mean it’ll
The results were demonstrable — I was finishing WODs within the time cap regularly (a rare occurrence). I was not getting winded on runs. And I was recovering much better. After a month — zero joint pain. Zero. My decades of poor nutrition and refined carbohydrates had been my kryptonite and I hadn’t realized it until now.
Yes, I use supplements.
Endurance Creatine JB
Lunchtime Shaker (3 days/week)
Keto//OS NAT (raspberry lemonade -caffeine free)
1st Phorm BCAAs
Ascent Casein Protein
Full Disclosure — I joined TeamXND. The independent studies on their products’ efficacy were important to me and they work…for me. And I hate paying retail or shipping. I’m not a rep for Pruvit, but I buy their products and Kim Zampogna (@ketoish_kim) was a great resource when I ventured into low carb nutrition (the power of Instagram — how I found her. Tell her I sent you her way).