I have competed off and on in the figure division of bodybuilding since 2004. Through the years I battled with my negativity…negative self-talk and even self-punishment for not sticking to the ‘plan’ and causing myself disappointment. You would think that with all my years of experience in nutrition and working out I would have this licked already, right? But I constantly struggled to maintain healthy eating and enjoyment in my workouts.
Over the past few years, prepping for competitions became a looong process, starting months in advance and feeling like I was starting from scratch every time. It was an endless cycle of healthy eating, feeling deprived, and then bingeing on unhealthy foods. Competition prep started to feel more like a ‘job’ than a passion. I would have days were I honestly did not want to workout because I felt like I was busting my butt and but I was not getting anywhere.
A friend suggested that I try Breakthrough Personal Coaching & Wellness telling me it was right up my alley. She was right and I was instantly hooked! I started group training off and on at Breakthrough when my work schedule allowed in 2013 to break up my “routine”. By the end of that year I joined as a lifetime member.
I was convinced this was going to be the change I needed. Unfortunately, I still felt aggravated with myself; I was unmotivated and I would miss workouts because “I didn’t feel like it”, “it wasn’t working”, “I just need more sleep” i.e., making excuses for myself. I finally got my nutrition under control in March of 2014 with a group 24 Day Challenge at the gym. I got great results but the biggest value was the support system that was in place….It made all the difference!
Chris and Karen have created and environment for us to not only grow in physically healthy, but mentally grow as well. It’s about longevity and closing the gap between physical changes and our mental game. When they gave me an open door to be apart of the coaching team I was honored and excited! I love infecting those around me with a passion for their life and a drive to know how amazing they can feel too.
I am not alone here. This place reawakened my absolute LOVE for health and fitness! I am excited to train here and support those around me any way I can. I love the drive and motivation from the amazing people around me. The energy and positive environment at Breakthrough is truly contagious and it feels like home! The community we have here can not be beat. Breakthrough people are the best cheerleaders, sounding boards, support shoulders, and genuine people. I want to keep passing all that good forward!