Introducing: The Prep Yo'Self Nutrition Challenge!
HEYYYY! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I'm so happy you're checking out this article on the The Prep Yo'Self Nutrition Challenge.
I personally have a passion for creating a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable. I do not believe in fad diets but in establishing new habits that make sure you're eating healthy but still allow you to enjoy some of the things you love most (like wine and cheese!). I'm Italian and if someone told me I'd have to give up the things that I loved to be healthy, I'd be pretty upset.
Over the past 4 years I have been on my own personal health and fitness journey. It began in 2015 after the birth of our daughter Avery.
Having almost 50 lbs of baby weight to lose, I quickly realized that my "Cardio Queen" self was actually going to have to look at what I was eating, not just focus solely on exercise this time. I was introduced to clean eating & learned that 80% of your results actually come from the foods that you eat. I spent hours reading about clean eating, learning proper portion size, reading nutrition labels, overhauling our kitchen and changing my own habits. I was kind of annoying to be around because I was a label reading freak who wanted to tell the WORLD that what they were eating mattered!!! I felt so called to teach what I had learned to other moms who felt like they didn’t have time, they didn’t have money or they had no idea where to start. I knew first hand the EXCUSES and the objections that come up when you're a mom. The focus is rarely on us, so I quickly identified with other moms who just assumed that it's the way life had to be - just kick yourself to that backburner for another year or two. NOPE. WRONG. It can be done, I did it and I'm here to share the system that totally worked for me!
After 6 months I reached my goal weight and continued on to completely change the way that I cooked, grocery shopped, ate and fed my family.
Autumn Calabrese is the trainer who walked me through this program 4 years ago. I was really aligned with the principles she taught about food. I strongly believed that eliminating processed foods was a GREAT idea, having a background of severe allergies. Her system was appealing to me because it was EASY. And if I was going to commit with a newborn and 2 year old it had to be simple.
I believed in the principles, I understood the science behind it and I shared it with others.
The system I used back then gave us the tools, the rules and the plan, but it really just scratched the surface. The program’s nutritional guide didn’t go into deep detail about WHY you eat this way. It wasn’t until Autumn created Ultimate Portion Fix last March that all the puzzle pieces came together!! We are not just giving you these color coded containers and telling you to figure it out or trust us! We are giving you the science and the WHY behind why you eat this way. When you know WHY you are doing something, you are much more likely to stick with it.
I’m so beyond excited to link arms with YOU and teach you how to truly make a lifestyle change with the The Prep Yo'Self Nutrition Challenge!!!
The Prep Yo'Self Nutrition Challenge Group
As I coach I get to run challenge groups on Facebook, which is basically a safe space for my clients to talk about their daily challenges and cheer each other on. It’s an online support group and I provide motivation and tips from my own personal toolbox that have helped me to create a sustainable lifestyle for myself and others. It is honestly one of my favorite parts about coaching because I love being able to help you crush your health and fitness goals and give you an environment where you can also make new friends.
In my The Prep Yo'Self challenge group, I am also going to help you with:
understanding portion sizes
cutting out processed foods
dealing with your sugar addictions
tackling emotional eating patterns
how to stay on track when you are traveling or busy
getting your whole family on board with clean eating
The group will start on October 14th
and workouts are optional!
I am definitely going to ENCOURAGE you to workout, however it is not required to join this challenge. If you are someone who DOES want to exercise, just tell me and we can add that to your plan!