I reached out to Mike at CrossFit Issaquah to focus on my nutrition. At this point in my life, I was at my wits end and felt I had nothing to lose by dialing in my nutrition. After all, I was following a paleo lifestyle, working out on a regular basis, eating real food… what could be wrong with my nutrition?
Boy was I wrong. Dead wrong.
I suffered through years of frustration with my declining performance in the gym, as well as, numerous challenges with my health. And, quite frankly, was on the verge of giving up.
I noticed Mike’s clients achieved results, both in performance and in body composition. I was intrigued and decided to dedicate 3 months to “just see what happens.”
That was one of the best decisions of my life. Period.
Everything changed and the results were immediate. Clearly my body needed this change and it responded swiftly and in a way that was beyond any of my expectations.
Since my shift to macros, in 6 months I have experienced:
Body composition improvements validated with 2 DXA body scans
Beginning scan at 21.2% body fat
Most recent scan at 17.4% body fat and still improving
A loss of 17 pounds of body fat while still retaining my lean muscle mass
An insane improvement in performance in the gym
Everything is better—sleep, overall sense of well-being, confidence, aesthetics
A remarkable mind/body connection where I finally understand the signals the body sends me, i.e. thirsty vs hungry; eat until I’m full (something I NEVER understood)
Aesthetics aside, words can’t express how I feel.
Rather than living in a frustrated fog of not feeling well, having doctors prescribe medications I didn’t need, underperforming in all aspects and an overwhelming sense of unhappiness, I now thrive.
Survival mode is over and I’m thriving.
Food is medicine and I’m a testament to that statement. I look forward to seeing where this journey takes me. I’m still improving and seeing gains in all aspects of my life.
Without Mike’s guidance I would have never healed my body and fed it the food it so desperately needed/wanted.