We know we need them.
We know too many causes gain weight.
We know too few causes weight loss.
But we do really need to count them?
I’m not ashamed to admit that around 10 weeks ago I wasn’t at my best.
Sure, I’d be training consistently, focusing on strength mainly, and I’d been eating fairly well.
But there wasn’t much thought behind it.
Having recently found out I had various food allergies, you would’ve thought I’d be on top of my nutrition, but I wasn’t. I was pretty much ignoring the allergies.
So after week in Italy spent eating everything in site, it was safe to say I was starting to feel less than stellar.
If I’m honest, I felt like a sack of shit.
And I looked like one too.
Maybe not to most people, but for me, I wasn’t looking so great, which you can see from the pictures below.
I spend most of my time in decent shape, with somewhat visible abdominals and a bit definition here and there.
I’m by no means a fitness model, but I usually look like I train and take care of myself.
Combined with the food allergies, I really was pissed off with my lack of control when it came to my nutrition, especially given that it’s my job to help other people with theirs!
I knew I needed to do something about it, if not for my health, then for my self esteem.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you have to abs and muscles.
By no means.
You can have whatever body you feel comfortable with.
Because in reality, having abs and getting lean isn’t realistic for most people.
It’s not worth the trade off.
And unless you plan on stepping on stage in a pink bikini and prancing around in front of a judge, it probably isn’t worth it.
I just wanted my usual body back and to feel healthy again.
So I decided to put myself through PN’s Pro Coach.
I figured it would help me deal with some of my own nutritional issues, and better equip me to help our clients who also use program.
You see, despite my knowledge of nutrition, I wasn’t doing what I should’ve been doing.
And that’s what Pro Coach is all about.
Every morning I logged in, did my daily lesson, and completed my habit.
And over time, these habits started to stick.
The habits, allowed me to be consistent.
You can see how consistent my daily lessons and habits where:
It wasn’t a fancy diet.
It wasn’t low carb or high fat.
It wasn’t calorie counting.
It wasn’t macro tracking.
And it definitely didn’t involve any fat burners or diet products!
All I take is multivitamins, omega 3, antioxidants and protein powder.
I could’ve done any diet I wanted, I could’ve taken myself out of the level 1 category and gone into advanced level 2 strategies, but I didn’t.
I chose to keep it simple and manageable.
And I was surprised by the results.
My weight fluctuated, as I expected, but my measurements dropped. In total I lost 4kg and 12 inches from my body. To put this into perspective, I’m 4’11, and naturally small, so whilst it doesn’t seem like a lot, at my size it’s just over 7% of my body weight.
You can see the results here:
And this is just the beginning!
You see, the beauty of Pro Coach, is that it’s a year long program. It really delves into the psychology of change, looking at why we do things, what we really want, and then providing education and simple habit management to help you achieve your goals. You even get to fill out your very own owners manual, so you can keep track of everything you do.
You can find out more about it in this short video:
My goal is still to keep getting stronger and stronger.
I did, and still do, 2 strength and conditioning sessions as week, 2 movement sessions – either tai chi or animal flows, and 1 run.
I don’t enjoy running, and if you’ve read any of my other stuff, you already know my position on running for weight loss, but I’ve been training for an upcoming mud run so it was necessary. The runs where on average between 5 and 7km so I wasn’t doing endless hours of cardio.
If anything, I train less now than I have done in the past. I used to do a lot more weight training, with kickboxing on top.
I make sure I move daily, and I’m on my feet when I’m coaching so I always exceed the 10,000 step mark. I go for walks multiple times a week too.
Realistically, my training now is a lot easier than it used to be.
I still train hard, but I stick with what works for me.
I’m still making consistent strength gains, despite losing weight.
Check the 110kg deadlift PR below 💪💪.
And with Pro Coach, neither does nutrition.
This is the first time I’ve tried to get back in shape without counting calories or tracking my food.
And it’s also the first time I’ve enjoyed focusing on my nutrition without feeling deprived or obsessed over my food.
And that helps keep you going.
The weekly reviews allow you to see what you did well, what wasn’t so good, and gives you the encouragement to keep going.
I did this without a coach; I was effectively my own coach, but I did miss the support from having someone else there to help.
If you do it, you’ll have me there, a certified PN Coach, to provide even more support and feedback. To challenge your beliefs, along with giving you strategies to work on your habits and keep you moving in the right direction.
It’s a no brainer when it comes to choosing your nutritional approach.
Having studied and tried every method you can think of, I honestly do believe that PN Pro Coach is World Class, and very very very hard to beat.
I wouldn’t choose anything else.
The results speak for themselves, and I will be continuing with the program without a doubt. For the first time ever, I know I can get results without driving myself, or my other half, crazy.
The moral of the story?
You don’t need to count calories.
You don’t need a fancy diet.
All you need, is a good coach, the right program, and the ability to stick to it consistently.
You can apply to work with us directly and experience the magic of Pro Coach for yourself.
Co-Founder & CEO. Ex Golf Pro. Martial Artist. Lifter of heavy things. Coach of many things.
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