Before I started on The Method, I barely ate one meal a day (and that was only when I could be bothered eating!), binge ate when I was emotional/bored/tired but still saw food as the enemy. I thought that if I ate more, I’d get fat. Classic diet culture, right? I was constantly getting sick, I was perpetually tired, my moods were all over the place and I wasn’t getting quality sleep. Not really a great way to live.
When I finally decided to take control of my nutrition, I started working with coach Rachel in March 2018 and I haven’t looked back. I’m eating more food than I ever have before and I’m still losing centimetres and getting stronger at the same time. I’ve learnt that restriction is not the answer, and I still manage to get my favourites (read: donuts, chocolate, cake of any description) into my diet. Change certainly hasn’t been overnight, but we all know sustainable change isn’t quick. It’s about gradually making better decisions and improving on where you were last week.
In the time I’ve been with TMN, I’ve been on two holidays, one which I continued tracking, and one which I took a break from tracking for. Both times, I’ve felt comfortable enough to make smart decisions about my food, because of the knowledge I’ve gained from working with my coach. Food is no longer my enemy, or something I even worry about.
Almost every part of my life has improved since starting TMN; I’m getting a solid 8.5hrs sleep a night, I don’t get sick nearly as often, I’m far happier and my moods have evened out significantly, I’m hitting countless training PB’s and best of all, I’m eating ALL the food. I’m finally at a place where I’m starting to be happy with my body, now that I’m learning how to fuel it properly. Even my friends and family have noticed a difference in me.
Joining the TMN team is honestly one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I’m super excited to see where the rest of the journey takes me.