I was raised in Northern California but have lived in Arizona for the last 20 years. I have 2 daughters that are 12 and 9 years old. I am an expanded functions dental assistant and help lead a very busy and successful cosmetic dental practice. I enjoy all things crafty, spending time in the kitchen baking, exploring the outdoors, and escaping to the beach or traveling whenever possible.
Before I found CSF I was working out 5-7 days a week and eating pretty clean. But, I had a stubborn few pounds that I couldn’t seem to lose. Rewind a little bit and let me say that all growing up I avoided working out and anything related to exercise. I managed my weight with diet alone. I had quite the cycle of restricting and then binge eating. It was what was modeled to me in my teenage years and became my way of life as an adult. It wasn’t until the last few years that I had incorporated exercise at all.
With my vicious cycle of restricting and eating very low calorie and then binge eating I wasn’t seeing the results or losing those last few pounds I knew were possible. I wanted to break this cycle and be a better role model for my 2 daughters. I wanted them to see healthy, strong, and active as a way of life and not a constant struggle with food relationships and negative self talk.
I found myself constantly comparing my body and weight to what I thought was the ideal body. I would routinely do 2 a day workout classes in order to “out train” my binges disguised as cheat meals or use them as rewards for working out so much that week. I had a lot of negative self talk and was always wishing for that certain number on the scale or dreaming of a flat stomach and thighs that didn’t touch.
Not seeing the results I wanted while eating what I considered to be “healthy” and working out, I became frustrated and felt like I would never achieve what I was looking for. I felt defeated and like I was destined to always be “wishing” for a different body.
I had tried all of the fad diets and quick fixes. Just before finding CSF I had started meal prepping and tracking what I ate. Still, I had no clue what my body needed and the meal preps were not balanced for my specific needs.
I had been reading and learning about macro tracking when Adam came and gave a Nutrition Seminar at my workout studio. I immediately knew that this program was the addition to my health journey I had been looking for.
I love that CSF is not a one size fits all program but is personalized for each member. CSF gave me the tools to eat food to nourish my body but also allow me to eat the foods I craved that I would not allow myself when I was restricting.
The community that CSF has created is amazing and helps you feel supported during your journey. Everyone is there to cheer you on with your wins but also help you up when you stumble. The phrase “progress over perfection” is said a lot in this group and it has truly given me freedom in my expectations of myself. Joining CSF gave me a road-map that I knew I could follow and stick with.
After committing to the CSF process I saw results quickly. I began to feel comfortable in my own skin which was a result of not only the nutrition support CSF gives but also the emotional support. You will never be happy with your body if you are not happy on the inside as well. CSF really fosters both aspects. I was so excited to see the scale drop, measurements decrease, and still be eating foods I loved.
I consider myself one of the CSF originals. I have been working with Adam for the better part of 4 years. See, once I reached my initial goal I realized I had other goals. I went from wanting to be “skinny” and prioritizing a number on the scale to wanting to be strong and build an athletic body. Adam guided me through this year long process of adding muscle and then leaning back out. Most recently Adam has guided me through another lean out phase after I recovered from 2 surgeries and some health issues.
I know that I will always have goals and constantly be striving to be better. Having all of the knowledge and skills that CSF and Adam have given me, I know that I will be successful. It feels so good to be able to say I achieved my goals of not only my weight but also my goal of teaching my girls about healthy living and being strong. My negative self talk is gone for the most part and when it does creep back in I am able to recognize it and turn it off.
While losing the weight was a big win for me, learning to truly love working out was the biggest achievement. I went from exclusively doing barre classes and yoga to doing HIIT workouts and lifting. The personal records were great too! Never did I think I would run a 7:15 min mile, or hold the female record at my gym for rowing, or be able to hold a 15 minute plank!
I am so happy I found CSF and made the leap. I know, if I hadn’t, I would still be in the restrict/ binge cycle and struggling with all the same frustrations and negative body image. I would be instilling this same mindset to my daughters as well. I truly feel CSF has not only changed my relationship with food and exercise but has kept my kids from falling victim to the same issues.
I couldn’t recommend CSF enough. The personalized attention, the community, and the genuine desire to help you become the best version of yourself make this program the best out there. If you are ready for a change and want lasting, sustainable results, CSF is for you. It’s hard work, but you won’t regret it!
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