What Our Clients Are Saying
My goals were to have a healthy relationship with food, be able to feel good when I trained and maintain weight to compete in the 59kg weight Class. And yes! I have a completely different perspective on nutrition, carbs are not the enemy and eating foods I like that I once labeled “bad” are ok to have once in a while. I never have felt crappy for a weight cut and feel fed. The last 2-3 years have been such an experience. Looking back on how I viewed nutrition is 100% different. Hillary is such an amazing, knowledgeable, encouraging, and supportive friend. I have learned so much about myself, about how foods affect me, what foods fuel me, and that it’s ok to not be on track. I tell everyone about her and how great she is.
When I first started, I was struggling with trying to get my body leaner. I had been working out at the gym 4-5 days/week and seeing no results. I attempted on my own to try what I thought was “right” in regards to nutrition by cutting foods or eating little amounts, but then I would return to vicious cycle of overeating, which in time led me to no results. I had been trying to lose weight for years but was never successful with it, or maintaining the few pounds I did lose from time to time.
I have grown in more ways than I could have imagined during my time working with a coach. My initial goal was weight loss, and then it turned into much more than that. My quality of sleep has been so much better than what it was a year ago because I now have the tools to help regulate this. My stress levels are manageable, and although 2020 was the most stressful year we could have imagined, I gained self-reflection skills and techniques to manage higher periods of stress. I know when to give my body/mind breaks and recharge myself, whereas before, I didn’t allow myself to.
When I first started I struggled the most with food guilt. Feeling like I ate one sweet and messed everything up.So much progress. I’ve been working with Hillary for a whole year and my goodness I can’t even express how thankful I am. I used to be so scared of anything I ate and gaining weight and just feeling guilty when I ate foods I would label unhealthy or bad. But now I don’t feel that way at all! I am comfortable with what I choose to eat and better yet I know how to fuel my body so I feel great when I am lifting. I can see the progress I have made.
I have grown so much! I don’t feel stuck with nutrition or restricted to foods I like eat. I. Have gotten so much stronger with my lifts and continue to move heavier weights while fueling my body with what I’m comfortable with.
I was struggling on being consistent in eating good foods for my body! I have learned that it’s okay to EAT! That it is okay to eat good carbs! I have learned that protein is vital for your body! My biggest win in all of this is seeing my progress pictures without seeing much change on the scale! I was blown away!
I have gained so much knowledge in nutrition and I have learned to love food and that it’s okay to love food! It’s okay to love bread and pasta all within reason!
Working with Bri has been nothing short of amazing. Being a beginner again and learning so many new things when it comes to macros, how much is needed and why, especially when there are goals for gaining muscle and leaning out as the same time. Knowing that it is okay to not be perfect and that trial and error are a part of the process, and when you trust the process great things happen. I have also gained a new found inner strength and confidence that I have not had before. Going after things that I want in life, taking risks and dealing with failures in a new way besides just being resilient. I have gained so much knowledge and I know that there is so much more that I can learn. I has also gained and learned that the numbers you see on a scale or whatever device used, if they don’t change, that doesn’t mean that failure has occurred. Not all progress is linear and there will be plenty of ups and downs. Being consistent as well as persistent will lead us to where we want to go.
When I first came to Hillary, I was at a low point in my life. Although I was technically fit, I had struggled with an eating disorder for years and never really paid attention to my mental health. I handled my own nutrition and I would go through seasons where I did it well and then go to a place where I felt like I had no control, rinse repeat. When I came to Hillary I thought I needed someone to just tell me what to do and be hard on me. That wasn’t the case! What I didn’t realize was that I was ignoring my mental health and well-being outside of the gym and kitchen.
After 7 months of working together, I dropped 6% body fat and competed in my first powerlifting meet! She made making weight flawless. One thing I love about working with Hillary is that she always reassures me to let her worry about my weight!
I am able to measure my progress in more ways than I ever imagined. I feel good mentally and physically. I prioritize my rest and my well-being. She has made me realize that when I do all of those things it translates well inside of the gym. And although we might not be able to see that on the scale if we have someone to help us look we will find the progress and many other areas of our lives. Hillary is so good at that. She made me feel heard, cared for and safe. I don’t see her as my coach but as my close friend. She has helped me more than I know and I am to translate that to girls I work with.