I've talked about this a few times in the past. but it really does bear repeating...several times...monthly. I'm a fitness coach. I support people through their fitness program and give them my best advice on how to achieve their goals. There's NOTHING in my job description that says I am (or have to be) perfect. I have made a lot of progress over the past 2 years (You hear that? TWO YEARS! It did not come overnight, people), and while I really do consider myself to be in the best shape of my life, I still see myself as a work in progress every single day. It's been a LONG and HARD fought battle, and I still have a little ways to go, but what is important for me to share is that it's not any easier for me than anyone else. Because of my struggles with food, I will always fee like I'm just a hop, skip and a jump away from being right back where I started. In order to be healthy, I have learned that I have to deny my natural born instincts to devour an entire plate of nachos everyday, but I CAN enjoy them every now and then. That's been the rub for me...Finding that balance. I struggle to make good food choices, like broccoli and chicken when I really want a humungous bowl of fried cheese and carbs. Because of this INTENSE desire to eat something delicious (i.e. artery clogging), my weight has come off more slowly than most people on their fitness journey. I never want to "deny" myself totally, nor have I ever wanted to go on a "diet". I have created a lifestyle change (thank you shakeology!) where I know for CERTAIN that regardless of how long this cellulite takes to go away, or how many slip ups I have, I AM healthy (which is really all that matters, right?). There are days were I have to force myself to get up and work out. In all fairness, I DO really like a good sweat, and I have gravitated towards Beachbody programs because while they are totally doable for almost any fitness level, many of them leave you feeling like a complete badass, but there are certainly days where I just wanna lay on the couch and throw on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix for the 487th time. But I do it. I get my arse in gear 6 days a week and press play. I eat chicken and asparagus or turkey burgers on whole wheat sandwich thins (fucking sandwich thins in place of a bun? Are you kidding me?) and a side of broccoli 5 nights out of the week for dinner and maybe two nights I'll splurge a little if I've kept the rest of the days clean. My point is here that I'm not perfect, and it's not any easier for me than anyone else (remember, I started out at over 200lbs). I'm not a super hero...I just keep going. And if you do the same, regardless of how long it takes you, you'll get to where you want to be. If you're ready to commit, reach out. I'm here, because I've been there.
Hi! I'm Andrea Cummings. I am passionate about living a healthy lifestyle that I can MAINTAIN and that still lets me feel like I'm not being deprived. I like to exercise, but I also love to eat (nachos!). My main focus is to be healthy, not skinny, and to help others do the same! I love Jesus, but I also say fuck a lot, so if you're offended, I may not be the gal for you.