I know I say this too much to my clients; “Find your rhythm”. All too often people come to me saying they are doing their best following menus and workouts from magazines, or counting macros, or calories, or flexible dieting. Yet they still are frustrated in that they do not see the results they are looking for. A few years ago after twenty years in this business and as an athlete I FINALLY found my rhythm.
We are not all the same. We all have different motivating forces, different tolerances, emotions, history, family, and social units. To follow what is TRENDY or what SCIENCE says is bullshit. I’m sorry to be so frank! I am so passionate about this because I spent so many years of my life trying this and trying that, experiencing awful eating disorders, and watching my weight fluctuate.
A few years ago I STOPPED listening to everyone else….and started listening to what made sense to me. I know I like to FEEL good from the food I like to eat. I know I like to experience different tastes, I know I like to wake up refreshed and feeling clean, I know I love chocolate, I know I love to fill my belly. It took a few years but I held steadfast to my new equation of what made sense to me. This equation included intermittent fasting. Not eating until after my morning workout around 10 or 11 because food just doesn’t taste good to me in the morning and I know that I have enough storage for me to work off of in my workouts. This equation also included eating until I was satiated. The right kinds of food. If you know me you know I eat like a 250 pound linebacker. I can throw down a huge salad from los olas followed by a corn tortilla taco. I do not follow the eating every few hours rules. Sorry but i like to feel full too much. A calorie is a calorie! Science now actually shows this too. I also wait until I am hungry again to eat. I eat chocolate DAILY! The BEST quality. Low sugar low milk dark Lindt or Ghiradelli. Love it, need it. Like a crack head. I also eat very little at night. Maybe a mess of steamed veggies or a smoothie. I don’t like to go to bed full. I eat high quality food because I want to be strong for my next workout. I also ditched the steady state cardio ( only on occasion when i need some therapy).
My workouts consist of athletic based movements. I train for power, speed, strength, and agility in all planes of motion. This is contrast to my old weights and cardio routine. The last piece of the puzzle i recently added. A day of cleansing once a week or every other week. I feel amazing after this day. My body has decompressed, flushed out, and healed. Rest is very important. These two photos were taken three years apart. All of my nutrition programs are based on finding YOUR RHYTHM! Let me help you feel this AWESOME!