In her own words: Marietta reflecting on her first month of refocusing her energy & goals.
After week one of getting restarted on my workouts and goals I was down and out with bronchitis and pneumonia. I thankfully caught the possible severity of it early enough to get on the right medication and got better within a week instead of being sick for months at the start of the year. Now, one month in to this experience, I feel great!
Over the past month I have been working on my nutrition and learning that some of my choices, although not terrible, could improve by making some substitutions to help reduce added sugar and other additives in addition to reducing fat. As a result I am eating more fresh fruits and vegetables and reading ingredients on other food that I shop for to make more mindful and educated choices around starchy carbohydrate items and other foods to understand and assure that I am selecting the “cleanest,” most whole food possible. After two weeks of this I feel more satisfied with the five meals per day that I eat.
Exercise wise, I am back to five days per week at the studio including classes and my semi-private training sessions, including a three hour block on Thursday that includes a 60 minute training session, followed by 45 min of yoga and completed with 45 min of Spinning. I walk on the weekends in addition to Saturday morning classes when I do not have another weekend obligation. Getting out into the fresh air and nature helps my body but also my soul.
Personally, I have had trials with my mom and her heath and trying to take care of her and myself and family all at the same time can at times be difficult but at this time I would not want it any other way but it is a real juggling act some days and weeks.
Coaches Note: Marietta has had a challenging year which is why we have taken steps to help her regain her energy and desire to persist to her goals. She is losing 1-1.5 lbs per week including thru illness, down a total of 4 pounds as of 3 weeks into this process. She is energized and performing better than ever just like when she first started with us in 2018. We are looking forward to watching her progress as we hone in on some nutrition work as her exercise is always strong. Tweaking some aspects of her nutrition will keep her energy high and hopefully help keep additional illnesses at bay, improving her A1C numbers to reduce reliance on diabetes medication and keep the weight melting off her!
Keep up the GREAT WORK & ATTITUDE MARIETTA!