Weight Loss

Surround Yourself with the Right People!

This journey is a long one filled with so many ups and downs and twists and turns. One of the things that is SO important is to surround yourself with the right people. My husband has been my number 1 support and cheerleader from the beginning. He has been there every time I tried a new diet or workout. He watched the kiddo while I ran for hours and hours training for a marathon. He pushes me harder than anyone at the gym (he knows how to push my buttons!) – Not to mention all the awesome people at CrossFit 70 that help me be better everyday. But I still needed help with nutrition, which is when I found Jamie from Precision Fitness STL. I have always struggled with the nutrition part of things mostly because I would run into plateaus so quickly. Having a nutrition coach means I have someone to brainstorm with when I get stuck or lose my momentum.

I just had my 6 week nutrition check in. In the past 2 weeks I lost 1.5lbs of fat and gained 1.5lbs of muscle. Those were good numbers, but not as good as I’ve been seeing at my previous check ins. He is going to be switching up my plan to try to jump start the fat loss a little more. I’m also going to try to add in some more cardio, like rowing with my heart rate in the fat burning zone. Usually I go 3-4 weeks on a program before stalling out and getting frustrated. This is why it’s so important to have people around you to keep you motivated and help you push through those moments when you get stuck. I’m excited to ramp it up when we get back from Texas and really see some more fat loss!


I also want to remind you, again, why you can’t rely on the scale alone. My muscle gain cancelled out my fat loss on the scale these past 2 weeks! And check out this picture… there is literally maybe 10lbs difference on the scale between these 2 pictures, but my body composition is totally different. I’m FAR stronger and more fit than I was in January. So don’t get caught up in the scale!

Who do you surround yourself with to help you reach your goals?


10 thoughts on “Surround Yourself with the Right People!”

  1. I wrote an guest post for Claire of The Ascent Blog less than a year ago about staying motivated while working out at home since she didn’t know how it’s possible without the Crossfit family. Looking back, I have no idea how I did it. lol. My Crossfit friends and coaches push me so much harder than I would do myself and they see things in me that I don’t see in myself.
    Congrats on the muscle gain!!


  2. So right. Surrounding yourself with supportive people makes a WORLD of difference.

    I’ve noticed that since I’ve started adding blogging/fitness friends as “Friends” on facebook, my feed is FILLED with awesomeness. People achieving their goals and supporting each other! I’ll take that over political rants any day. 😉

    Thanks for being one of those awesome people in my life, friend!


  3. Everyone is cheering me on. Nobody is saying that I can’t do it.

    I keep getting notices of extensions on the Weight Watchers magazine subscription as well as the membership itself. So I know I’m encouraging someone to make a change for the better.


  4. Have to agree with Emily. Once I changed the direction of my blog to a path primarily of fitness, to coincide with becoming a groupex instructor, I have “met” so many awesome fitness fans, which motivates me so much!


  5. I caught a glimpse of myself in the reflection of the gym door yesterday as I walked into crossfit and I thought to myself, “Wow, I don’t look bad at all!” My weight hasn’t changed, but i’ve been ignoring that because I know that my body still will be changing a lot, even though baby is a year old now, since I just stopped nursing. Keep up the great work, and thanks for the reminders that the scale is just a number!


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