Every person has a different catalyst for seeking nutritional guidance. My tipping point came when I stepped off a plane in February of 2017. That trip was the culmination of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Wodapalooza, a work trip to Germany, and my mom’s 70th birthday and it left me feeling exhausted and bloated. I had been sicker the past 4 months than I had been in the past 10 years combined.
I’ve known Spencer for a long time, and we’ve talked about nutrition many times. I knew he was knowledgeable about nutrition, but I guess because I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about nutrition, I hesitated to reach out and ask for help. But when you can’t stay awake past 6 pm and your kids are making their own dinner because you’re physically unable to get up, it’s a wake-up call. When you’re doubled over in pain in the bathroom at work because you’re so bloated and sick to your stomach every day, you realize you need to make a change.
Could I have adjusted my own nutrition? Made better choices? Probably. But as a working mother of three busy kids who puts her body through the wringer, I knew that to be successful I needed a coach. I needed someone who could objectively look at my life and my food and tell me the hard truth. I needed someone who understood what I put my body through in the gym every day and could fuel me appropriately. At 42, I’ve finally learned that I can’t do everything myself!
What I loved from the very first interaction with Spencer was how comprehensive his approach is. The questionnaire is very thorough and examines every aspect of your lifestyle to include goals, stress, sleep, water intake, activity level, food likes and dislikes, etc. This insures you’re not on a “one size fits all” approach to your nutrition. You know your plan is tailored to your specific situation
The second thing I like is the accountability factor. Every two weeks before he makes adjustments, he asks another series of questions and requests progress photos. If I know my results are being seen by someone else, it makes me very compliant! Additionally, even though there is accountability, there are also options. Spencer always asks if I have special events coming up so he can plan the next two weeks of food accordingly. If I go on vacation and get a little off the rails, he knows how to get me right back on track. While it’s still very much about making the right choices and being disciplined, there is room to live life as well.
Last, but not least, are the results. While I wasn’t necessarily looking to lose weight, I lost about 9# from my start date to present and lost almost 4% bodyfat, sitting at 12% at 42 years old. My energy levels are through the roof, to the point where I’m doing two-a-day workouts and still have energy to spare in the evenings. My stomach is normal, with all my bloating, pain, and indigestion gone! And, my performance in my workouts is better than it’s been since my last Regionals in 2013. Overall, I feel better than I’ve felt in years.
If you’re finding that you’re struggling with any of the things I’ve described above, I highly recommend that you contact PFN Nutrition and work with one of their coaches. It’s been a life-changer for me!