Kimberly recently completed our five week nutrition challenge and in five weeks she lost 6.4 lbs, decreased her body fat by 2.4% and lost 3.5 inches. Not only did Kimberly lose weight, but she was able to improve her athletic performance by leveling up in workouts and getting some new PR’s in the gym. Kimberly’s full interview with Coach Brian is below!
“Hi I’m Kimberly Cerasi and I’ve been here for three years.”
You have done the nutrition challenge a bunch of times. We are completing today your latest nutrition challenge, why did you sign up again?
“Because I have done it, this is my third time now, I know the results I got in the first two. Not that I was in a bad place, but I needed a little kick start to get even better and I wanted to perform better in workouts. I have already seen the results after five weeks. The proof is in the numbers, it works.”
Tell us about some of your successes(with the challenge).
“I lost 6.4 lbs, down 2.4% body fat and I lost 3.5 inches, but that’s just the number part of it. The results are in your lifestyle, I sleep better, I’m feeling better, I’m performing better – I’m lifting weights that I couldn’t do five weeks ago. Overall it’s lifechanging. I mean that sounds wonky, but it really is.”
Maybe somebody is watching and they don’t know how we would measure performance. Give us an example of something that you have PR’d or improved upon.
“In just five week’s I’ve leveled up in four different areas. I’m deadlifting more, I can do strict chin ups. My power cleans are heavier, just today I used a heavier dumbbell than I have ever used before, without a problem. There is just so many area’s I’ve improved in, in just five weeks – it’s amazing.”
Obviously you get all those PR results and the measurement results that have all gone in the right direction – any results that you have that we wouldn’t notice?
“Just your mindset, your coming into a workout feeling better, you had a good nights sleep. Just the overall performance, it’s amazing what good food does.”
You have overcome a lot of obstacles in previous challenges, was there any specific obstacles that you were really hoping to get past this go around?
“I knew what I was getting into. For me, I saw the change in my body composition, with the loss of the bad body fat and I want to gain muscle. It’s not just that, its knowing that I can perform better because of the clean food I’m putting in. You know what you have to do, this just makes it real. These are true results because of what you are putting into your body.”
You’ve had success again, what were the top contributing factors this go around?
“Well this time, I knew what I was getting into and I focused on really concentrating on the right foods. I know that you can eat a starchy carb, it could be a whole wheat muffin, but I know that fruit or sweet potato is a better option. Once you start this – you start craving the better options.”
Somebody is sitting at home, wanting to improve their performance, wanting to improve their body composition, what do you tell them?
“Walk in the door and just try this. You’ve got nothing to lose but weight and everything to gain.”