Thursday, December 11, 2014

Things Are Changing Around Here

Okay.... I am ready to share my news with you guys. 

Over the past few months, I have really struggled. I've struggled here, struggled with my weight, struggled with my motivation. I was trying to explain to Ryan how burnt out I am. Over three years, I have been trying to lose weight. I'm tired. The things that once worked just aren't working for me at this point in my weight loss.

I'm driven by progress, but I've had none for months. It absolutely wears on you. It's just plain hard some days. Gaining a little back is even harder. In my mind I see that number inching back up and I automatically lose confidence. It really messes with your mind. 

I've got a supportive husband and wonderful friends that tell me that they still think I look great, but deep down it bothers me. I still feel smaller, but in the end I just want to feel awesome. I want to feel strong. I want to know that I can accomplish what I set out to do. But I'm just stuck. 

That's where Paige VanDemark comes in! It's time to change things up and fix things.

I'm am so excited to announce that she's taking the reigns and is going to coach me until I reach my goals! I promise you won't meet a more cheerful or more supportive person in the fitness and nutrition industry. And she looks fabulous! 

I was seriously intimidated about approaching her. In my mind I felt like my body was telling me that this is just the best it was going to do. Website after website told me that I had wrecked my metabolism and that counting macros wouldn't work for someone who adored cardio. Paige not only squashed every single fear I had, but she welcomed me right into a world I know absolutely nothing about. Sure, there are tons of people on the internet showing you that IIFYM works but no one seems to want to talk about it. No one wants to give actually macro counts or talk about nutrition and how it all fits together. I had tons of questions from you guys simply wanting to know how to calculate macros. 

In a matter of twenty-four hours, Paige not only answered every single question that has been holding me back, but came up with a plan to help me. Tailored to me.... My body, my needs, my activity level. It's designed to work just for me. And my macro count from a few weeks ago? Totally wrong. I had it all wrong, friends. 

I have chosen to go all in so that I can finally put an end to this struggle. I will be measuring and taking pictures weekly to show my progress. Paige and I want to share that here as well. I'm an open book so I don't mind telling you what is and isn't working or how I'm screwing up!

You're going to get the real deal about online coaching, macros, and me. I won't hide it. Paige VanDemark is passionate about helping others and sharing a better way of living. You can still be fit and fabulous without starvation or food group elimination.

About My Coach (I actually love typing that): 

Paige currently lives in Boca Raton, Florida. She is a powerlifter (raw, natural, 114lb/52kg class) and still competes in the occasional post-collegiate track meet. Paige grew up an athlete (track and field, horseback riding, lacrosse, cross country, gymnastics, and boxing) and competed at a college level in track at the University of Rochester, where she obtained her undergraduate degree. Out of the gym, she's with her Prince Charming, Brian, and their two dogs, a Greyhound and a Newfoundland, and the four of them are generally hiking, exploring, or fighting for space on the couch as they relax with a movie if they ever find the spare time! 

Out of college, Paige worked as a strength and conditioning coach for athletes at Next Level Strength and Conditioning in Fairport, NY, before she realized she loved and preferred the nutritional aspect of things, especially with woman, and so then began as an independent women’s nutrition coach and trainer. She is indeed certified as a Fitness Nutrition Specialist by the International Sports Sciences Association, and am in the process of obtaining her ISSA Sports Nutrition certification, as well.
I know I've been here for many of you over these past three years, but now I could really use your help. If you have a favorite motivational quote to share or kind work, I could sure use it.

To take it even further, if you want to actually jump in and join me on this I would absolutely be thrilled. Paige is sweet enough to offer all readers here a special discount! 

Plans and Pricing:

Consultations: A one-time consultation to figure out your ideal individualized starting macronutrient goals and calorie targets based on height, weight, body fat and/or LBM, age, activity level, goals and interests, personal preferences, dieting history, any conditions, and pictures- will also answer any initial questions on a one-time basis and get you started on IIFYM. I will adjust for free if needed within one month out from the consultation date. After that point, adjustments are $15. I do not write up workout plans, but can suggest programs and tweaks that might be best for you. - $35

Longer-term Coaching: Initial entirely personalized numbers, as above (including workout recommendations and/or fine-tuning)… and then essentially constant contact, adjustments, check-ins/weigh-ins, general emails, recipes, tips, and FUN! I want to celebrate all your victories with you- fitness, nutrition, and general- and help you when maybe you aren’t feeling so well, too. It’s a partnership, a team effort, and a relationship! Will you love your future body? I certainly hope so. This, however, is about loving the journey and your body the whole way through, too- not just the end result. - $125/month (discount on anything 3 months and over- drops to $115/month- there is no minimum, but I would highly recommend at least 2-3 months to see progress)

If you mention my blog, you get $5 off her her consultation or 10% off your first month of coaching. 

If you'd like to learn more about Paige or find inspiration from her, connect with her here:

1 comment:

  1. My favorite is:
    Weight loss is not a physical challenge, it's a mental one.

    You can do this.



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