If you are reading this you are probably wondering “Am I crazy to try to lose weight with everything I’ve got going on?” Believe me, I know EXACTLY how you feel. I’ve been there. But let me just say this first: Do it. Buy in. Own it. You won’t regret it!
Before I get too far into my journey with the Nourish Company, let me tell you something about myself. I am a mid-30s mother of two beautiful amazing daughters, a professional with an entrepreneurial side, and have dabbled in many different ways to shed the extra poundage that comes with birthing the aforementioned girls.
I’m not one to shout from the rooftops when I am doing something new. As a matter of fact, I am still trying to work up the courage to do a 40-second Facebook Live for my side business (don’t worry Linds, I am getting there), so to say THIS is out my comfort zone isn’t too far of a stretch.
When I first started the conversation with my husband about using the Nourish Company, I can tell you I was hesitant. To say my husband was hesitant would be a hell of an understatement. We were both seriously debating whether or not we could follow through with the requirements of Nourish’s premium program: measuring and tracking food and really changing our current lifestyle and how we eat – especially with two young kids (3 years and 5 months old). Not to mention the cost. I was on maternity leave and we really needed to figure out how we were going to manage the investment in order to make this happen. I had already convinced myself that we, straight up, couldn’t afford it, and that was my out. I used that excuse to distance myself from it, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I even told Lindsey that I’d check in with her when I got off mat leave and we had more money available. I planted that seed and even provided it as an excuse for my husband to use as another reason why this wouldn’t work for us. Fortunate for me, he is super supportive, and consistently goes above and beyond to try to make sure I am happy and feel good (sorry ladies, he is taken). He saw how badly I wanted to do this and told me that we’d figure it out and that he just wanted me to be happy.
Sh*t got real. I got on the horn with Lindsey and things took off from there.
At first I was incredibly overwhelmed with macro dieting. I wasn’t familiar with how to track my food, what macros were, or how to determine calories and all I really wanted was for her to give me a meal plan and I would just eat whatever was on that. Lindsey is so supportive though and instead helped me to learn and understand nutrition so that I was self-sufficient and could do it on my own.
“Figure it out,” she told me.
I told her I had two non-negotiable things in my life: pizza and two coffees a day (one per kiddo).
“Honey, you can eat whatever you want.” was her reply. And she’s wasn’t kidding.
Lindsey was so patient with me. Remember how your teacher always said There’s no stupid questions? Well there are. And I think I asked every single one of them to her.
She took the time on calls, answering all of my emails, and really helped me break it all down and taught me exactly how to take what I want to eat and transform it into portions and meals that help support my goals.
Yeah, you read that right. What I want to eat: Burgers, pizza, tacos, BBQ, a giant chunk of salmon, a McDonalds breakfast, and the sweet nectar of life we all know as Dark Roast Coffee. Oh baby.
Within a few days of her program I was inching closer to nailing my new lifestyle and now, I’ve totally mastered it. I plan what we are going to have for supper for the week, decide if there is anything we need to cook a little extra of (bbq chicken to make a lunch later in the week kinda stuff) and that way I know what I am eating for the day and then won’t feel the need to hit a drive thru if I’m out. It keeps me accountable. If I know we are going somewhere around meal time I simply pack a lunch for the whole family.
I can’t begin to thank Lindsey enough for all of the mentoring she has done for me since I started with her at the beginning of April. I’ve lost 15 pounds in a healthy and sustainable way, and I’ve definitely felt like I eat more than ever before I have never felt like I am starving myself. I feel great. I feel sexy. I feel confident.
Truth be told, my husband told me the other day that I didn’t need to lose the weight, but the confidence I have gained is beyond sexy. Smooth talker.
Working with Lindsey has really helped me by teaching me so much about the foods that I thought were good, and the foods that I thought were bad, and how I can eat nutritionally and balance both, with sustainable weight management as a focus.
When it all comes down to it, I’m so glad we figured out a way to make this happen, because it really has been a life changing experience. As moms, we spend so much time and effort looking after others and making sure our family is taken care of, but from one mom to another, how often do we spend it on ourselves? It’s time we put that time and effort back on us and take care of ourselves!
Invest in yourself. You are worth it!
Christina is not only an inspiration for Moms – she’s an inspiration for women everywhere! She wasn’t entirely sure how she was going to make her dreams happen but knew that she was worth it and has given everything in her to make it a reality. Her two beautiful little girls are so blessed to have a mom that is a living breathing example of someone who not only values herself, but goes after what she wants and doesn’t stop until she gets it!