I first approached Michelle to help when I was training for my first half iron distance triathlon. I had been struggling with the training & not really improving or getting any stronger. It was totally disproportionate with the amount of time I was putting in.
After an initial introduction & conversation about allergies & intolerances we agreed to the full package (3 meals a day, 7 days a week). Within 2 weeks of starting on no gluten, lactose or sugar the results were startling. I had energy, I was sleeping better & I started losing weight. My training started to improve & I started to feel stronger. I had already given up alcohol the month before.
To put some sort of context here you need to understand that I had never trained for anything before, having never been particularly sporty. I got to 50 and had a mid-life crisis. I was suffering dreadfully with the hormonal changes that menopause brings and needed to make some positive changes in my life. My gut feeling was that my problems with my general wellbeing & my frustrations with the training were all nutrition related, but I felt over-whelmed with where to start. I’d had bits and pieces of advice, but bringing it all together & making nutrition a life-style choice is difficult. With Michelle’s help I have been given the kick-start & support I needed.
I completed the biggest physical challenge of my life in September 2015 & reflecting back I can hand on heart say that changing my nutrition was the pivotal point that changed the whole experience for me. Michelle’s positive attitude & support, coupled with the fabulous delicious food were an essential part of my success. I was never out to break any records, all I wanted to do was to complete the event. I enjoyed the whole day & for me that was what it was all about. I think it’s fair to say I am fitter and leaner than I have been for a very, very long time.
Moving forwards I am continuing with Michelle’s support with breakfasts and lunches on work days. Michelle has given me the confidence & help in producing good clean dinners for us, but work days it is easy to slip back into bad habits. I’m still training a bit, but it’s the new body I want to keep. If you are in any doubt about the benefits I would say, do it – give it a go. At the worst it will cost you a month’s shopping bill for the month. At best you will eat delicious food & have the proactive support of Michelle helping you make those nutrition changes to make you feel healthier, stronger & leaner.