Sunday, December 16, 2012

Weight Loss

I know I've been holding back on blogging for few months - but there are a ton of awesome things going on in my life right now:

*  I'm getting MARRIED in less then two weeks!

*  I will be starting a new job shortly!

* I've been running my ASS off (and it's paying off!)

* And I've found a new way to eat (which is what this post is about)

As an avid triathlete - people seem to think that you naturally work off everything you eat.  I always here 'you ran 11 miles today?  you deserve to eat an entire pizza!'.  Well, that is not how it works.  I've been struggling with my weight for years.  I don't eat McDonalds everyday or drink soda like it's gong out of style, but I do have (well, did) have 5-10 lbs that I've been wanting to get rid of for years.  That might not seem like a ton - but for my small frame, it's pretty significant.  

I've been listening to John at Garden Variety Triathlon podcast for a few years now and love it.  He recently mentioned this amazing new podcast and stressed that everyone should listen to learn a few things about diet.  What the hell - I trust John and I know if he says it's awesome it must be.  So I loaded some Vinnie Tortorich aka America's Angriest Trainer aka King of Fitness  onto my iphone and listened to a few hours of this goodness on my way to Orlando. 

Holy shit.  

This podcast rocks.  So much so - I've downloaded EVERY SINGLE EPISODE and re-listen to old ones until a new one comes out.  Let me also throwout that they (he has a kick ass co-host Anna Vocino ) have a new 30 minute podcast three times a week. And it's also extremely entertaining.  Lots of f bombs and such - and for those of you who know me - makes me feel right at home. 

Anyway - Vinnie knows his shit. He has been training people for 30+ years and even made an appearance on Oprah back in the day.  But what he talks about works.  Totally works.  Works so well that I've dropped EIGHT lbs in the past three weeks.  Yes.  EIGHT LBS - and I feel FANTASTIC.  It's simple.  Easy.  And works.  
He made me realize that everything I thought I was doing correct - was not.  And I know I'm not the only one out there on this sinking boat.  

I'm not going to go into detail (yet) but I strongly suggest that everyone checks out a few of his podcasts!  

And in REV3 News - the new teammates will be announced shortly!  I'm so excited to be apart of this AMAZING team for 2013.  If you didn't do a REV3 race in 2012 (shame on you!) check out our schedule and join this fun in 2013!