What every women ought to know about their bodies after 40
For those of you here that don’t know, I was a competitive bodybuilder for five years. I participated in 13 shows both regionally and nationally. I lived a very strict lifestyle eating chicken, fish, egg whites, oats, some rice & sweet potatoes, and a ton of green veggies (all plain!).
I worked out a minimum of 2 hours per day, 7 days per week….. There were no OFF days!!
While my body was shredded and I carried abs for days, I was miserable!
I had no outside life, no date nights, no eating at family gatherings, and no drinking. My life was the gym, meal prep, and chasing that stage.
When I made the decision to walk away from the stage, I thought maintaining my body was going to be easy. Hell I had lived that lifestyle for five years, it should be a habit by now, right?
I was so very wrong!
While I made an attempt to maintain some sort of a clean eating routine, I was not working out as much, so I was not burning as many calories plus I was taking in more calories, especially on the weekends.
I was also fast approaching the age of 40, which those of you that have been there, understand that our bodies seem to take a complete flip (or fall, whatever) into the ocean of unknown hormonal imbalance.
After 40, my body was a complete wreck!
I did not have the strong desire to workout like I used to.
I did not have the mental drive to actually diet anymore.
I craved sugary and fatty foods constantly.
I was so unhappy with the way my body looked from the extra weight gain.
I had constant aches and pains for reasons I could not explain.
I had started to slip into depression that I could not seem to bring myself out of.
I had lost the drive to do the things that I loved.
My health markers from my lab work were not good!
And, I had even started to lose my sex drive!!!
WTF….. This was not ME!!
I needed to do something, but what?
I no longer had the ability to do all of the things that I did in my 20’s and 30’s, trust me, I did in fact try to go back to those routines multiple times with FAIL!
I knew the cookie-cutter, bodybuilder style diets and workouts were not going to work for me anymore.
That is how the Down South Strong-VIP Program: “Unleashing Your Inner Strong”, came to be.
I wanted a program that was personalized for my lifestyle, my habits, my likes and dislikes, and my energy levels.
I wanted a program that was about more than just fitness and wellness.
I wanted a program that would:
Help me balance my hormones so that I could get off the diet merry-go-round
Give me some flexibility in my nutrition so I could enjoy date nights and family gatherings
Allow me to listen to my body when it came to exercise so that I could enjoy the movements instead of dreading them
Be sustainable for the long term and not just a short term fix
Allow me to fall in love with my body again so that I could appreciate her for what she gives me each and every day
This is exactly what my Down South Strong- VIP Program: “Unleashing Your Inner Strong” is all about.
I want you to have this exact same opportunity!!
I feel like there are tons of programs and trainers all over social media catering to the 20 and 30 something gals, but for those of us approaching or over 40, well, we seem to be forgotten about. If not forgotten, we are being offered cookie cutter plans that do not consider our ever-changing hormonal bodies.
When you work with me, you will NOT be getting a cookie-cutter program. I start our relationship with an in-depth questionnaire so that I can learn all about your likes, dislikes, habits, cravings, triggers, and daily schedule.
Once I have a good understanding of your day-to-day and how you like to be coached, I give you a personalized plan that is customized to YOU. And you get a new plan every single week along with 1:1 coaching calls!!
Personalization, support, and accountability is what you should expect from a coach and it is exactly what you will get with the VIP Program, "Unleashing Your Inner Strong".
Book a decision-making call with me today! There is NO obligation on this call. I will find out what your goals are, and I will show you how I tailor this program specifically for you and YOUR goals.