I have struggled with my weight my whole life. I have gone through cycles of gaining weight and losing some but always gaining it back plus more. A year ago after being frustrated with my performance in the gym I decided to try the nutritional program at Landmark CrossFit. I felt like I needed guidance to achieve the goals I had in mind. I wanted to lose weight, maintain/gain strength and improve my gymnastic skills (pull-ups, toes-to-bar, etc) which I have always struggled with. I had already been doing CrossFit for a while but decided I needed help with my nutrition as I was getting nowhere on my own, still making the wrong choices and not controlling my stressful eating.
I had trouble sleeping and would be tired by mid-day. The nutritional program at Landmark CrossFit changed everything for me. With individual coaching that is specific to your needs as well as the accountability that it brings, I believe it is the best solution for anyone regardless of what your trying to achieve. You meet with a coach at least once a week to check on your progress and discuss any concerns or troubles you may be having. You set goals for yourself and always have someone on your side making sure you are staying on track. I would not have accomplished what I have over the last year without the help of the coaches at Landmark CrossFit.
I have lost just over 70lbs and gone from a tight size 18 (probably more like a 20) to a size 12. Before I had trouble with knee raises but can now do single toes-to-bar. I had to use thick resistance bands to do kipping pull-ups but can now do them unassisted. My endurance has also greatly improved! I used to struggle to finish workouts but now I can finish most within the time cap. These are only some of the changes that have occurred. I also have much more confidence in myself both in the gym and outside the gym.
Not only has the nutritional program been a huge help but the atmosphere and the coaching provided at Landmark CrossFit has greatly impacted my success. The people that surround you are nothing but supportive. I still have a way to go and things I want to achieve but I know with the help of my Landmark CrossFit Family I will be able to achieve anything I put my mind to.
Progress photos coming soon!!
When I first joined I was a suburban guy, overweight, back pain, high blood pressure, mid/late 30s, taking prescription heart burn medication and not exactly looking forward to positive health outcomes.
Fast forward 9 months and I have lost 30lbs of fat, gained muscle, no longer taking prescription stomach meds (or any meds for that matter!), my back is stronger than ever and pain free and, for the first time in 5 years, my doctor has confirmed that I have normal blood pressure.
People are constantly asking me what I’m doing because of the changes they are seeing in my body and in my energy levels. I am no longer high risk for a host of health problems and can say quite literally that Landmark Crossfit has added years to my life.