Djuan and I talk a lot about shifting your lifestyle when it comes to making smarter food choices. We never want this to sound as if we’re perfect and never make mistakes, or that you should feel bad because you haven’t adapted to the lifestyle change. That is never our intent. We share so much because we know that it is possible to make a change. And that change has not only aesthetic benefits, but also benefits for your overall health.
We have literally been through the fire when it comes to embracing a healthy eating lifestyle, and our shift didn’t happen overnight. While I have been conscious of my eating since I was a preteen, in the past I still regularly made choices that aren’t a part of the plans I now create for clients. Despite the fact that he studied exercise science and sat through nutrition courses, Djuan didn’t always uphold our 80% Kitchen, 20% Gym philosophy. For him, it was more like 80% Gym, 20% Kitchen. Here’s a side by side comparison to prove it.
In the top pictures, you can tell that Djuan spent a lot of time in the gym. You can also see that he is carrying excess body fat. You can see it in his face, torso, arms, pretty much everywhere but his legs (LOL)! In the bottom pictures you can tell that Djuan spends a lot of time in the gym and also pays very close attention to his diet. You cannot out exercise a bad diet, and Djuan is living proof. He had a fitness business, worked as a personal trainer, yet ate terribly. I can vouch for this. It was waffles with syrup or oatmeal with butter and white sugar in the in morning. DiGiorno Three Meat Pizza was a Wednesday night staple. And he loved his Stouffer’s Lasagna. I kid you not. You see what that did for his physique, and I can only imagine how that impacted him internally.
So when we tell you it’s a lifestyle that you can embrace, we mean it. You can change habits that you’ve had for years. And when you finally commit to the change, your body will look and feel differently.
Our goal is to help others reach their goals. We’re not afraid to be transparent. We hope this helps you realize that change is possible!
Final words…. Be on the lookout for Boldly Fit, our new faith-based fitness and wellness organization. We have some exciting things in the pipeline, and can’t wait to share!!