“Why did I decide to join up? Simple really, I’m 46 and over the last year my weight has been climbing steadily as well as my measurements. I would weight train 3-4 times per week, and I can lift heavy, but I was not doing much cardio/hit training and after a bad bout of sinusitis which lasted nearly 2months this style of training felt virtually impossible.
I had heard of Lisa and Warrior Goddess Training and with the onset of Covid-19 and increased working from home knew the time had come. I watched the webinair and contacted Lisa about joining the programme, and when I received the link to the programme my first thoughts were,
“OMG, I’ve made a mistake. This isn’t going to work for me, I wonder if I can cancel?”
I read though the information, watched the videos and somewhere in the process the penny dropped, and I got it and understood where Lisa was coming from and what she was asking me to do.
Did it challenge I thought about diet and training?
Yes, but I knew that unless I changed something and started doing something differently, I’d be in the same position. I know I didn’t have a huge amount of weight to lose but I wasn’t able to stick to anything and if I stayed on this path then heaven knows what!
The 6 weeks programme has opened my eyes to the importance of carb cycling and corresponding workouts, prior to this I would think sure I’ve trained today I can eat healthy and stay within a certain calorie limit and it’ll be fine.
This has been one of the light bulb moments of the programme and something that I’m taking forward with me.
Also understanding training throughout the month and around my cycle has been another, knowing when to push myself and knowing when to pull back and listen to my body.
As a result my energy levels have become more level and consistent throughout the month, prior to doing the programme that week before my period I was so tired (could literally sleep on a knife edge) and hormonal (teared up at EVERYTHING) but quite quickly I’ve got a good balance.
There are still occasional days where it’s been busy or I had not as sound a sleep as I would have liked and I think nothing of having a power nap or going and laying down to just chill and relax my body.
The way of eating, the mixture of plant based and meat eating (I would only eat chicken, turkey and a small amount of white fish prior to programme) has not only benefitted me but my family.
There’s so much information out there and so much conflicting information aimed at my age group (perimenopausal) that the range of food I was eating was becoming more limited, but following the programme and trying both the plant based for meat eaters and vegan recipes has brought foods that I enjoyed and has stopped eating back.
I would have taken a few supplements prior to the programme but have now added a few in as they have helped me and combat some recurring problems. The added bonus is my 17yr old daughter who would have been very active (A levels, dancing, fencing, orchestra and part time job) and lived off carbs has introduced more protein to her diet by watching me prepare my meals and she’s loving the vegan protein powder. I could never get her to take a protein shake before this as she didn’t like the texture, but now she uses protein powder in her breakfast (porridge and pancakes are the current favs) and with a small bit of suggestion takes a shake after she’s had a zoom training session for dance/fencing.
I had a moment a few days after completing the 6 week programme, I had to go into the office for a meeting and needed to wear smart trousers. I hadn’t ironed my usual ones and grabbed a pair that I hadn’t worn comfortably in easily 9months, and guess what? They fitted, they were comfortable, and my butt looked perky so I could walk past the 20/30 somethings and feel great in myself.
My plans are to continue with the Wheel of the Year programme, I’ve worked out my macros and wrapped my head around meal planning and have some strength and body goals I want to achieve.
If someone asked me should I do the programme, my answer would be YES! Invest in yourself, get ready to challenge yourself but the results (mental, physical, emotional) are worth it.”
– SARAH, 46.