A bit more on my background, and why I started Precision Fitness
Prior to unlocking my own potential, I always felt " too skinny " with my head looking big for my frame. By most people's standards, I was quite fit, but quite honestly, I felt weak. I was almost 30. It felt as though time was running out.
28 years old, I finally put my foot down and worked tirelessly to put on
muscle with great success! Here is where it got interesting. A few
years later I worked as a sports nutritionist at a very well renowned
sports supplement store when one of our sponsored athletes, a natural
bodybuilding pro, suggested I diet down for a show. I was reluctant at
first. But everyone wants to see themselves in peak condition, so I
took his invitation and jumped in head first.
I’m not going to lie to you...
workouts this pro took me through were grueling, and the diet was
equally as hard. I questioned him often and followed his recommendations
as closely as I could. I competed in a novice bodybuilding division and
placed second in my class! Not bad I thought, but I began to wonder what I could do better
to improve not just my placing in a show, but to also feel better during the
There were times during that first prep when I was so under
nourished and over exerted that I began to have emotional breakdowns. I
questioned why I even wanted to compete. What was I thinking?! I lost
contact with friends, began to feel apathetic, and resisting the urges to
cheat on my diet was nearly impossible! I was turning into a shell of
myself barely able to hold an intelligent conversation without thinking
of eating and sleeping.
I became increasingly separated from the life that once made me so happy.
So what went wrong?
I’d been cutting out calories so much that my body actually began to fight back!