Believe me when I say I want to help you. I really do, but just as any relationship, effort has to be put in on both ends. So how do you help me, help you?
If you want to have success with healthy eating and really dial in healthy eating habits, boy do I have a program for you. In just five weeks, I promise to provide you with the knowledge of successful eating habits. Whether you want to lose body fat, gain muscle, or simply just maintain your current state, work with me for five weeks. I will do my part but you have to do yours too. You must track and log your food, you must communicate with me, you must trust me and the process.
Nutritional habits don’t form overnight and I wish I had a guide along with me during my journey with nutrition to reiterate all of this for me. It’s damn hard to clean up your nutrition. It’s damn hard to make lifestyle changes, and if you want to do it on your own, more power to you but let me tell you, it’s going to take way longer to get to a point where you feel like you are comfortable with what you are doing. It’s going to take way longer to see change, it’s going to take way longer for those habits to really set in. I’m not here to tell you that it’s not possible to do it on your own. It completely is. I have done it. I would just rather help shorten your journey to those healthy habits.
When I started to “clean” up my nutrition, I was the only person to hold myself accountable. I was the only person to let down. I was trying to guide myself in this journey and the amount of times I have lost my footing is immeasurable. It should not have taken me this long to actually figure this out. Because the principles aren’t hard. But the self discipline is. I’m not going to sugar coat it, (sugar is bad, right). Four years of changing my nutrition with zero guidance and finally I’ve figured out what works for me. Finally I feel confident enough to share my knowledge. It shouldn’t have taken me this long. I was and still am the only one holding myself accountable. I’ve gotten to the point now where I do have control over my nutrition. I’ve realized now what a poor diet does for me. The way it makes me feel, the way my workouts suffer, the way my body suffers. But it took letting myself down way too many times to figure it out. Let’s be real here and just say it’s WAY easier to let yourself down rather than another person. Yes, I’ve lost relationships along the way, yes I’ve been around enablers, “Trina it’s fine, just eat it. You look great” blah blah etc. and all that did was set me back because I would give in. Who cares if you let yourself down? But let someone else down and it doesn’t feel great.
I didn’t really have control like I thought I did. I didn’t understand how detrimental a set back would be and how long it would take to come back from it. I didn’t realize I needed a helping hand. And honestly, I still don’t understand why as humans we often are so afraid to ask for help. I think it actually takes more pride to ask for help rather than to think you can just figure it all out on your own (no matter the realm we are talking about). I would take two, three, four steps forward, feel like I have a grip on my nutrition and then because there wasn’t someone to remind me that falling off like that would set me back, I would just let it. All those steps forward, all that progress made, just to have to start all over again.
I want to help you. I want to shorten your journey. I want to dial in those habits right away. I don’t want your habits to have to take four years to form. I want your healthy eating habits to start surpassing your unhealthy eating habits sooner than later. I want to teach you the foundation in five weeks and then continue to help you for however long it takes so that you feel comfortable to stop tracking your food. You’re not supposed to track your food forever. I want you to be able to look at a meal and visually count the calories, to have a healthy relationship with food, to be in a social setting and not give in to the enablers. To feel like you have a solid hook grip on your nutrition (fitness pun intended). You shouldn’t have to track your food for YEARS like I have. You shouldn’t have to restart your journey with nutrition multiple times because you keep falling off. So help me help you. Put in the work, trust the process, and trust me, because I want what’s best for YOU. I KNOW I can help you. So let me. Be vulnerable. I’m here to help.