Coach Summer’s Fitness Journey

I’ve been there too. I know what it’s like. I can help you.

In 2006 I graduated from college and married the love of my life. Life slowed down and so did I. In the three years that followed I gained 30 pounds and weighed 150 pounds, on my 5’3″, medium build frame I was considered over weight. It snuck up on me and had become the new normal.

The first picture was taken in 2007, I had increased my weight by 15 pounds 1 year in, I stopped taking pictures after this. The second picture was taken in 2010, I had started losing weight but my body fat to muscle ratio was still way off. I knew nothing about nutrition and how to fuel my body. The 3rd picture was taken in 2012 one month after I found CrossFit, as you can see, I still had an issue with food, but I weighed about 130 pounds. The 4th picture was taken in November of 2012, I had been CrossFitting for 9 months and cleaned up my diet, as you can see, things had started to change, here I weighed about 115 pounds, not there yet! The last picture was taken in September of 2015, at 130 pounds. As you can see fat loss, nutrition and fitness is a process. It took me 5 years to realize I had an unhealthy relationship with food and 3 more years to work off the results of years of inactivity and poor nutrition. And to realize that the scale doesn’t tell the whole story. Today I’m happy with my body and happy with the number on the scale. I know that I worked hard for those muscles and I’m proud of them! When someone asks me what their ideal weight is I tell them, whatever you want it to be. Don’t be married to the scale. No one said it would be easy, but it’s worth it.