Athlete of the MonthAugust

Todd Hutchison

Todd joined B3 Gym one year ago this month! While he initially started with our group fitness classes, he eventually went all in and signed up for our nutrition coaching program a few months later.

Here’s what Todd has to say about his fitness and nutrition journey:

What were you struggling with before you signed up for our nutrition program? I mainly struggled with consistency. I started and stopped “diets” more times than I can count.

Why were you interested in getting started?  I just finally got tired of the see-sawing weight changes and was looking for a sustainable lifestyle change.

What finally motivated you to start?  A realization that my blood pressure was way too high and that my obesity was detrimental to my health.

How did our nutrition program help solve that problem or how has it helped you on your journey to this point?  The nutrition program helped me narrow my focus and simplify my eating habits. The nutrition program also has been instrumental in helping me to learn how to eat the food that I enjoy in moderation.

What was or is different about our nutrition program compared to diets you’ve tried in the past?  The main thing that is different is that I eat what I want! I’ve tried every diet there is (Keto, Low-carb, Mediterranean, Atkins, Weight Watchers, etc) and I initially lost some weight on all those diets. But I was never able to sustain the weight loss. Over the long term I found those diets to ultimately be too restrictive and I would fall back into old eating habits. Then because I had lost weight my mind would play tricks on me and tell me it was okay to eat crappy food because I could always start a diet again on Monday to lose it. I dieted all the way up to 254 lbs.

Take us to the moment when you realized our nutrition program was actually working to solve your problem. What was the change you noticed?  The very first time I took the program’s grocery list to the store I knew this time was going to be different. Having a list of healthy meal options and the grocery list of ingredients to go with it made shopping so much easier. It narrowed my focus and it also saved me money! I only bought items off the grocery list that I liked and that I knew I could make meals out of or have as snacks.

Tell us what life looks like now that your problem is solved or being solved? Food and dieting no longer control my life. I’m living my life to the fullest.

How has the accountability and support of nutrition coaching helped you stay on track?  Having a coach that I am accountable to has been instrumental to my success. As a “people pleaser” I want to do well every month and make my coach proud. Knowing that I am accountable to someone else besides just myself is very motivating for me.

What would you say to someone looking to get started with their own health and wellness journey?  Sign up for nutritional coaching! It will change your life. Also, I would tell them that they don’t have to follow everything in the program perfectly either to have success. Don’t beat yourself up if  you’re not perfect.  You don’t have to be perfect for the nutritional program to help you. I don’t always log my food and I certainly don’t eat perfectly all the time. I still enjoy pizza and cold beers sometimes but now because of the nutritional program I am capable of eating those things in moderation and still following my meal plan for the week.

 

If you’re ready to take control of your health and learn more about how we can help, contact us today to schedule a free intro session: https://b3gym.com/get-started/

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