Once I changed my focus a lot of barriers were overcome. I also didn’t try changing everything at once. I started by making my workouts consistent, once that was part of my routine I moved on to focus on my nutrition. OnPoint and Kate really helped me look at food differently. The key is balance and overall these changes have improved my mood, increased confidence, increased strength and has completely changed my life.

- Miranda

 

Q. What prompted you to make a change?

A: January 2016 I had reached a point in my life I was not happy. My overall health and mood were not where I wanted them to be. My friend had just opened a Power Train location in Carlisle PA so I decided to try a free trial. The workout was pretty basic but I had to stop 3⁄4 of the way through because I felt light headed and sick. It was in that moment I decided I was going to make a change and signed my contract for a year at the gym before leaving that day

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Q: What have you learned since working with the nutritionists at OnPoint Nutrition?

A:  As and athletic trainer I have some background in nutrition. However, what I changed the most was portion control and balancing out my food intake. I definitely eat more vegetables now. I have eliminated soda completely from my diet (thank you bubly!). I also use my food scale and measuring tools for my meal prepping and meal prepping is the key for surviving my work schedule. I work all day taking care of athletes and balancing practices, games and rehab hours so I don’t have a traditional lunch break. I am usually eating on the run between practices and patients. The vibe for my week depends on my meal prep, if I miss the prep it throws my entire week off. Snacks, I am all about snacks, finding new recipes to try and enjoying the process of cooking has helped a lot too. I eat less carbohydrates as that was definitely an over consumption before. I also have cut down on my sugar intake.

 

Q: What change did you make to your exercise plan?  What's your weekly exercise regiment?

A:  Before I joined Power Train I wasn’t working out consistently but now I workout 5-6 days a week at least one hour. I strength train 4 days a week and then do boot camp 2 times a week or something else that is active like walking the dog. In the last 5 weeks I have started running 4 days a week. This has been a refreshing new challenge for me as I have never been a runner but I’m excited for the challenge and I am signed up for my first race at the end of April. 

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Q: What has changed since making this change in your lifestyle?

A. My weight has actually not changed but my body composition has completely changed. I have increased my strength for example when I started I barely made it through body weight exercises and I now alternate between strength phases and hypertrophy phases easily. And any day I can lift legs heavy is a great day! When I started my goal was to lose weight but that quickly changed to wanting to workout and fuel my body well. Once I changed my focus a lot of barriers were overcome. I also didn’t try changing everything at once. I started by making my workouts consistent, once that was part of my routine I moved on to focus on my nutrition. OnPoint and Kate really helped me look at food differently. The key is balance and overall these changes have improved my mood, increased confidence, increased strength and has completely changed my life.

Q: What was the hardest part of your transformation? How did you get through it?

A: Consistency is difficult, it requires discipline and finding the line between discipline and grace to know the plan isn’t going to be perfect but just because you have had a bad day doesn’t mean it has to throw off the progress or plan you started with. My success is due in large part to my support system. The staff at OnPoint and Kate are always available to help with questions and ideas. The staff at Power Train and my gym friends are always pushing me to be better and work harder which helps, especially on those days I am feeling less than motivated.
What do you want people to take away from your transformation?

My hope would be to inspire someone to make a change and at the same time understand it doesn’t have to be all at once or happen over night. Building a support system is so important but also asking yourself what is your why? There is no quick fix and a change will take hard work and discipline however with the right support system and rewiring that voice inside your head you can accomplish your goal.

Q: What part of your transformation are you most proud of?

A: I am the most proud of my progress over the last three years. Finding the balance and listening to my body rather than my thoughts has allowed me to sustain this transformation. It hasn’t always been easy and there have been moments of imbalance and lack of motivation but the key for me is each day is a new day to reset and start over. I also completed a spartan race in 2017 which was the most physically and mentally difficult thing I have ever accomplished and crossing that finish line was the most rewarding feeling to date!

Miranda worked exclusively with our team member Katelan Sottosanti. When Kate isn't working with clients, she's kickin' it at CrossFit, crushing meal prep, and snuggling with her fur baby Diego.

 
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