Client Spotlight: Kim (Standing up to Pizza)

Kim started training with me last year. She started training four days a week and saw some amazing result. From getting stronger doing pull ups, push ups, trap bar deadlifting, and most importantly when she looked in the mirror. Also there was the whole, “My pants don’t fit anymore!!! They are too big!!!” Then life got in the way. Kim couldn’t train any longer because of a busy teacher’s schedule, working on her house, and she is planning a wedding (for this June!). This brings me to the spotlight. She wants to look her best for the wedding (who wouldn’t!).

Kim has always kicked ass with the training. The nutrition has been the sticking point. She was inspired by the FitCast Accountability Bloggers and with what Leigh and I are doing with Destination Abs. So…She wanted to do it as well.

I sat down with her and told her this was going to be tough, even suck. Dieting sucks, I don’t care if you are doing a detox diet or the 1 lb a week diet. It still sucks. I modified the Destination Abs program for Kim to guarantee success if we can keep the train on the tracks. Kim will also be journaling her progress on this site each week with pictures and a blog.

Kim will be training three days a week with a strength training program I developed in conjunction with the calorie deficit. There will also be some metabolic training mixed in to accelerate things without too much extra volume.

Now the floor is Kim’s. Come on FitCast Community, please give her some support! I know she will really appreciate it!

If you missed it check out Kim’s first post: New Beginnings

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February 28, 2010

Hi Everyone,

So it has been 1 week now.  The first 5 days it was really hard to get use to the new eating program.  I watched 200+ students and teachers eat pizza on Friday, and that was the toughest point all week.  That was the worst.  And it is something that I will have to learn to do over and over again because it will happen every week.  When Friday lunch rolls around, think of me.  Send me your good vibes – I’ll need them.

But the really good news is that I HAVE been able to stick the diet & exercise program.  Not one slip up, and I’ll tell you that I don’t really want to break the rules right now because I’m beginning to see results already.  I have dropped a few pounds, and gone down 1 belt notch!  YAY!

I’ve even found a few meals that I look forward to. Like turkey taco salad (but no cheese) and chicken stir-fry (no rice) and I actually have learned to like the strawberry protein mix.   This is good because I still have 110 days to go until the wedding.

Thank you everyone for your support – you are a great group to have behind me.  I will be watching your progress and I wish you all the will power this week J

[editors note: Kim did great this week in training. She busted her butt through some battling ropes and intense lifting. Please continue to send your comments, thoughts, and support! -Kevin]

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4 Responses

  1. Larry S says:

    I lost out to the “Pizza Wars” this week, hang in there!

  2. Kyla S says:

    Great job this week Kim. I’ve been on a diet break the last 10 days but now I am back to “dieting”. Dieting sucks, but it’ll be worth it. You have a great body to start with and progress will look great on you.

  3. Linda S says:

    Hey Kim…I’d love to see some details as far as what you are eating (cal amount/macro breakdown) as well as what you’re doing for training. I’ve been working hard for the past 4 months so I’ll be following along and cheering you on from the sidelines!!!

  4. Lynda says:

    Keep it up Kim, great work on saying no to Pizza Friday!! Sending good vibes your way to do it again tomorrow 🙂 Hope the wedding planning is coming along well, very exciting for you!