Please meet Rona and her experience with WOF Nutritional coaching!

“Ice Cream! Chocolate and Liquorice. If I could live on these 3 yummy sugary foods I would. Why not?

There are no benefits from these foods, it’s just pure indulgence. I thought it was time to knock it on the head and start the Nutritional eating plan with Anastasia Bennett. Through a little encouragement from one of the other ladies who at the time was progressing through the plan. I gave it a go.

I started with the 4-week plan first.

My goal was – To fit into my bras again.

These are some of the things I discovered when I started out.

An organisation is key. What does this mean?

  1. Explaining to the family what your Nutritional eating plan is and why?
  • Eliminating dairy, bread, sweets from my eating plan (NB. This is not from nutritional plan just something I wanted to eliminate)
  • Family support – restricting me from temptation
  • Work colleague support (less hakari (feasts) at work)
  1. Preparation (comes in many forms)
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Food preparation for the day or 3 days (NB. I am very fussy and I would normally cook enough meals for the day)
  • Recording your progress every day (bitch of a hassle, but routine helps)
  • Scheduling in lunch meetings, birthdays*
  • Photos and measurements*
  1. Communication
  • Nutritional coach (*discussing meal options for birthdays etc)
  • Friends (mutual understanding, meal ideas)
  1. Sleep
  • 10.30pm every night ( the majority of the time I was on time)
  1. Hydration
  • Green tea and water
  1. Protein powder

Benefits

For the first 2.5 weeks I focussed on my nutrition, no exercise – it’s said that 80% is nutrition and 20% exercise or something like that. On the 3rd week, I returned to WOF CrossFit and started exercising again.

The first week of wodding I didn’t feel so intimidated – I think it was due to a new-found confidence because I felt lighter. I was a millisecond faster on my movements lol – which is a massive improvement for me. I recovered quicker.

Physically I felt stronger there were movements I dared not look at on the board before let alone attempt them, due to an injury of mine but I was there doing them.

Being mentally prepared and physically stronger or confident made the whole plan worth it and easier.

Did I cheat, of course, but I knew my limitations. My nutritional coach was helpful in explaining the limitations of the body. If I ate that, what would my body do? Was I hungrier sometimes, of course – she told me what to do and eat if I got stuck.

The coach would only talk to me if I cheated, or got stuck etc. No communication was a good sign – but she was watching. Overall, I feel content and I can fit my bras!!! And I have started my next 4 weeks.”

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