I thought I was a very healthy, active individual.
After graduating from college in 2010 I was not at my personal best (nowhere close what I wanted to feel and look like). Adjusting to ‘adult life’ was hard for me and I felt like I had no energy sitting at a desk all day. I decided to sign up for my first marathon; although this was a great experience after running approximately 2 hours a day I still didn’t feel and look the way I wanted to. Then I discovered clean eating through Carisa; my life changed for the better from then on. I have truly embraced the clean eating lifestyle and I continue to learn and grown in this area of my life daily. I have more energy and I look and feel better than ever. Whether or not I’m in training (as a fitness competitor) this will be a lifestyle that I continue!
What are some of the significant changes you’ve seen in your life, how you look and feel since you’ve started on this lifestyle transformation?
I can finally say that I like what I see when I look in the mirror and that’s a huge feat for me. Additionally, I have the energy to embrace the active lifestyle I’ve always imagined for myself from personally working out 4-5 days a week to teaching group fitness and training others through my new business Moxie Strength and Nutrition.
What is the best compliment you’ve received since you’ve started the Clean and Lean program?
The best compliment I’ve received is being told that I am an inspiration to others and that I have inspired them to help achieve their goals. There is nothing better than helping someone achieve their goals. It’s music to my ears when a person tells me they can finally fit into their old clothes, or they have the energy to run around with their kids again!
I discovered clean eating through Carisa; my life changed for the better from then on.
What are you most proud of with your new lifestyle?
That I can cook…I never thought I would love being in the kitchen as much as I do now. It’s ‘my time’ to relax and truly enjoy the food we put in our bodies. I never cooked a day in my life before clean eating and now you can’t get me out of the kitchen, I love creating new, clean recipes!
What is your favorite clean and lean tool?
The support page, it’s truly an amazing support system and accountability partner. We all have those days where going to the gym doesn’t happen or eating a tub of ice cream seems like a great idea. The support page is a constant pick-me-up that helps keep me on track!