1) How has your body changed?
I have notices that my body has become a lot less “puffy” and has firmed up quite a bit. My legs have become more toned, my muffin top is slowly diminishing, and my arms and tummy have firmed up a bit (tummy still has some work to do)
2) How have YOU changed (unrelated to physical appearance)?
My mentality as a person has pulled a complete 180. I no longer feel like my goals are out of reach and with the right programs and determination I CAN and WILL accomplish whatever I see fit. I don’t hate myself the second I look in the mirror and I don’t feel like I’m stuck. I’m learning the balance between my nutritious and less nutritious meals and I don’t feel like I am sacrificing anything to achieve my goals
3) What did you enjoy the most about the program?
How manageable it was for busy schedule like mine. I have about a 40 minute commute to and from work, work 40 hours a week, and travel for work most of my weeks – not ONCE was I unable to complete a weeks workout without altering my schedule (the only change I made was wake up at 5am to workout instead of sleeping later) The program was so perfect for my schedule it really made me feel like there I no reason I can’t go
4) What was the hardest/worst part? (In the gym & outside of the gym)
The hardest part was learning to trust myself enough to push myself and hit new weights to continue my progress. The other hard part was learning that the scale doesn’t mean anything. The second I saw my week 4 progress pictures, but only lost 2 pounds, I was in such great awe that for the first time I really did feel like the scale IS just a number and I am more than that number
5) What accomplishments are you most proud of?
As much I am thrilled with the physical results of my body – I am so damn proud of how far my mentality has come, even though I still have a lot of work to do. I literally would spend all of my time looking at other people saying I want that body and wouldn’t work to get it. I also would just sit there in the mirror and point out all the things I hated about my body but never took the time to find something I loved about my body. Now I am finding myself staring and loving myself that much more every day.
6) Is there anything you wish you did better/is there anywhere you wish you pushed yourself harder?
I really wished I pushed myself in trying new weights earlier in my program. The last couple weeks of the program I really wasn’t scared to try new things with weight and I wish I had the confidence in myself from the beginning to try new things. I’m not upset with my progress from it – I just wish I gave myself a chance earlier.
7) How was the week-to-week progression? Rate 1-10, 1 being too easy & 10 being insanity.
I would say the week-to-week progressions was around a 6-7. For someone who has been out of practice of lifting for a long time – my week to week progress DEFINITELY kicked my ass….and there were times I hated it and times I was like this is a joke – BUT not once was it not attainable or too much where I felt discouraged
8) If you could change anything about the program, what would it be and why?
I 100% honestly don’t know if I could change anything. I’ve tried a bunch of workout programs and there was not one of them that kicked me into the spring of things like your program.
9) How could I improve as a coach?
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. You are seriously such an inspiration and I could not have picked a more perfect coach to get me where I need to be. You are always attentive when I needed you and always encouraging. The amount of times your Instagram posts really spoke to me and made me realize that lifting doesn’t mean you have to stop living and living your life was so much more than I could of imagine. Your blunt honesty was so refreshing and the thing that kept me going.
10) Anything else you would like to reflect upon/mention/add?
I can’t say it enough but I am so thankful to have had you in my corner throughout this journey. It really made a difference to have someone hold me accountable but at the same time you are trusting me to take your planning and work seriously.
10) What is your plan moving forward?
TO KICK ASS ON THE NEXT CPSQUAT PROGRAM…I am so grateful to have another program to keep my going and really make this my lifestyle. I LOVE YOU.