After joining CrossFit in November 2015 I found that I really enjoyed making that part of my workout routine. I had been in CrossFit for close to a year when I decided I wanted to try a figure competition. My cousin Amy competed in figure about 3 years ago and was such an inspiration to me! One day when I was on Facebook, Erin Barth popped up in my "people you may know". I viewed her page and it seems like it was fate as she announced that same day that she was becoming a Personal Trainer at Prairie Athletic Club. We started training in October for my first competition in April.
When I started with Erin I was not counting macros and not really keen on my nutrition. She helped me understand the importance of macro counting. I was able to go from my starting weight of 170 to my competition weight of 130. I was so happy with the outcome!
It was such a great learning process and I was very happy to have Erin as my coach! I can't wait until next season.
From the second I met Erin I knew she was a perfect fit for me and my goals. I can't begin to tell you how much I have learned these past 6 months. The biggest being nutrition. Erin has opened my eyes to a whole new world. The macro world that is! I was a person that came from emotional eating. I would eat because I was happy, sad, the sun was shining, it was raining. You get my point right? Never did I truly understand the saying "eating healthy is a form of self-respect." Now I totally understand. This picture is proof of what fueling your body can do. I can't thank Erin enough for being there for me. When someone believes in you, you are unstoppable.
I have lost a total of 24 lbs, 6 inches off my waist and 7 jean sizes. I was always known as the "big boned" girl and for once in my life I don't believe those words anymore. I am forever grateful for this journey and the friendships I have made. If I can inspire one person my job is complete.
Thank you Erin and thank you PAC for all your love and support!