How do you think about your training and health?
“It's been just over year since I started lifting weights - twice a week, every week. I started doing this because I wanted to become strong and I wanted to put my energy into something physical that wasn't focused on the goal of "getting smaller" or "being skinny". I'm now probably heavier than I've ever been in my life (I don't even know cause I never weigh myself), and also WAY stronger than I've ever been in my life. When I started, I could barely press a 10lb dumbbell over my head and I couldn't even imagine doing a chin-up. Thanks to Cassie's encouragement and diligent programming, I've not only achieved major strength goals, but also learned learned functional movements that have helped me correct imbalances and misalignment in my body. But maybe the most important lesson from the last year: You can't make gains without eating enough food and getting enough rest. Want to deadlift > 150lbs? You better be eating and sleeping. ☝🏼 I love that the goal of building muscle totally f*cks with the toxic messaging that is so prevalent in the fitness/diet industry around calorie restriction, it's so liberating to never have to think about that shit EVER AGAIN. 🙅🏻♀️
The message from Cassie has always been clear - eat (mostly unprocessed) food, get rest, drink water, control stress. And she leads by example, you'll never catch telling you not to eat lasagna! You'll never catch her trying to push you to take random supplements...if anything, she'll encourage you to forget the protein bars and eat actual food instead. Not once in the last year has she asked me about my weight. But you know what she asks me every single time I see her?
1) How did you sleep?
2) Did you eat enough?
3) How do you feel mentally? Those are the kinds of questions that encourage you to change the way you think about training and your health. I'm so proud to know Cassie and be a part of what she's building. In an industry where you don't know who you can trust, I can't stress how invaluable it is to have linked up with such a genuine, passionate leader. 💪🏼 @alldayfit.co 4ever 💗” .
- @dr_barky 🙏
Feeling very BLESSED this morning. ❤️