Our #WCW for September 9, 2015 goes out to Aleatha!
Aleatha lost 25 lbs and 19.5 inches in 12 weeks with our Online Total Body Transformation Program!
Like most women, before the program, Aleatha was an under-eater. She was averaging about 1200 calories per day. Based on her BMR, her body was burning 1680 calories, and with her daily energy expenditure, she was burning over 2000 calories. It is easy to see that her metabolism had decreased. For Aleatha, we increased her daily calories to over 1400, her protein goal was 107 grams, carb goal was 141 grams and her fat goal was 47 grams.
We got a chance to catch up with Aleatha and ask her some questions about her results!
“About halfway through I started doing the math on my anticipated weight loss if it kept up, and I got a little determined about that specific (goal) number. I weighed in at an even 180 which put me at 25 down within the 12 weeks. I never expected that going in. Damn I just feel amazing haha anyway THANK YOU for the congratulations and for this amazing program.”
How has the Total Body Transformation Program change your life?
The TBT program has changed my life in more ways than one. I’m stronger, I have more stamina, I have a way better idea of what’s in the food I’m eating and in general I feel and look healthier.
What would you say to others who are considering the program?
To others considering the program: DO IT! If you’re anything like me when you start out on your own at the first sign of either success or failure you fall off the wagon by rewarding or punishing yourself. Either way that’s not going to get you anywhere. This program holds your hand through the highs and lows. The facebook group keeps you motivated to keep going to build these new habits and the week to week requirements in the program make tiny adjustments to daily living that anyone can manage. Before you know it you’ve gone from working out for a few minutes and feeling like death about it to doing sprints and getting excited about black bean pasta. Its a life changer.
What are you most proud of yourself for?
I’m most proud of myself for my strength. For example: 12 weeks ago, The very first day, I couldn’t do a push up. Just plain couldn’t do it. Not even on my knees. I had no idea I was that weak. I went from doing modified push ups from a chair with my leg underneath for support and taking breaks every 5 pushups to now doing full sets with proper form. I’m still on my knees when my arms turn to noodles after a set or two I’ll admit, but I’m getting there. I’m thrilled with progress like that and this program has equipped me with the tools to keep working on my fitness forever.
What are the 3 most important things you have learnt about yourself?
1. I need to track things to keep myself accountable. Tracking food, tracking workouts, and tracking progress helps me keep going.
2. If I just tell people what’s up instead of trying to do everything on my own, life is easier.
3. It’s ok to say no.
What are the three most important things you’ve learned about nutrition/training/mindset?
1. For the same amount of calories, balancing those calories properly across the macro sources makes for a whole different kind of full. It’s not that groggy nap inducing full, it’s a “let’s take on the world now that I’m properly fueled” kind of full.
2. Training is hard but it get’s easier. When I felt like I’d never be able to do something we just start small and build until, before I know it, I’m there.
3. Willpower comes in small doses so dont give yourself the opportunity to test it. It’s easy to stay on track when you don’t give yourself a billion things to decide at once.
Some tips I’d give other people to help achieve their own goals would be to set small goals within your goal. Even if today your ultimate goal feels like some abstract idea that could never happen, today you can decide that your goal is to just hit your macros and make it through your workout, one day at a time.
And love yourself!!! You may be looking at yourself thinking terrible things but all that negativity is going to do is put you exactly where you are, buried in bad feelings, not doing anything at all to get you where you want to be. If you achieve your daily little goals you feel like a champion every day and they add up. Eventually all those little goals get you somewhere you didn’t think you could get.
And most of all, treat yourself right. Incorperate the things you live for into your little goals. I’m a die-hard foodie and a netflix binger. I’ll admit it. Now I know how to put my bloody steak and buttery corn and apple crisp and anything else I could ever want into my nutrition completely guilt free because this program teaches you how to make it fit. Now I start my movie marathons on my workout matt instead of being part of the furniture. It makes it all the more rewarding to indulge. It can be done. Small victories every day!
Aleatha also got creative and modified some of her favourite recipes to be healthier! Here is one of her most talked about recipe’s; a delicious homemade soup! It is so good you have to try it!
Aleatha’s Delicious Homemade Soup Recipe:
1 tbsp olive oil
2 c. Chopped onion (softened in the oil before adding in everything else)
2 c. Butternut squash
2 c. Sweet potato
2 c. Carrots (about 6 carrots)
2 c. Cellery (about 5 stalks)
4 c. Cauliflower (one head)
3 c. Raw arugula
3 c. Raw baby spinach
4 tbsp flax seeds
6 garlic cloves
Pinch sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp curry powder
1. Cover with water and boil until everything is soft.
2. Blend with a hand blender until its smooth. Makes a massive pot. Mmmmmmm.