Catalyst 4 Fitness

Linda C.

Linda C.

I am 54 years old and have two grown sons. I have been married for 31 years. I like to be active in what I do. Whether it be gardening, purposeful festivals, bike riding, walking, reading. Fitness has always been a part of my life with the exception of 4 years when parental death, extreme stress, depression and menopause took front billing and stole my health. I work 50+ hours a week. I want to be defined by what I do for others, the positive attitude I have, and what I contribute.

I was already seeing the results from Metabolic Explosion Training class and decided to ask for help with nutrition. Once I set my mind to something I generally do not give up. Especially when the results have a positive effective on my total health. It does not hurt that others notice and actually say something.

On a scale of 1 – 10 with 10 being “really hard”, this has been a 3. I thought the most difficult would be giving up pop. Once I got over the initial withdraw, I have not missed it at all. I thought the preparation would be difficult, but while I am preparing my evening meal and I am getting breakfast, lunch and snack fixed for the next day. It all works together.

Prior to working with Sharon, I did not realize that I was not eating enough.

I had tried Atkins…..that got the weight off quick but it did not stay off because who does not like bread. I tried online Weight Watchers but you can eat anything as long as you do not exceed the points. I may have lost weight but I was not eating enough of the right foods. I went to calorie counting with Fitness Pal but again it left decision-making to me without guidelines. I knew what the rights choices were but I gave into temptations that used up the points or the calories. This Meal Plan works because there are guidelines that make sense. It takes into consideration your activity level along with reasonable goals. Filling your meal with the right foods reduces the temptations greatly!

If I could give advice to others, I would tell you that I was very hesitant myself but the results are proven. It works! It’s not just another ridiculous diet but a way of eating and living. Eating healthy daily does have a positive impact. I was eating healthy 60% of the time before I began. Now I am 95%…..I still have some temptations but they are fewer and further apart because I am satisfied each day. Those who are having trouble committing? Take it one day at a time and follow the Meal Plan because it works. Talk with Sharon about where you are having difficulty because she will provide guidance and suggestions. Those who need accountability? Following the Meal Plan brings accountability. It is perfectly laid out and there are opportunities for healthy substitutes if you need them.

What is the best part about working with Sharon? She is very supportive through MET and the Meal Plan. Even when you are having difficulty, she is a cheerleader.

What is the worst part about working with Sharon? She is invested in your success so if you are looking for flexibility/leniency, she will not make it easy for you. It is still your choice but no absolution here!

I wish I started the Meal Plan sooner. I like the way I feel and look. The best I have felt in years!