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Approachable health tips from the personal trainers of TorqueStrong

Filtering by Tag: nutrtiton

The Biggest Change Occurred in My Mind.

Alydia Bryant

As we near the end of each Amazing 12 round I ask each participant to write a paragraph or so about their Amazing 12 experience. I really give them no direction and I really have no expectations on what I want to see them write. If I'm honest this is my favorite part of the Amazing 12 process. Its where I see what truly transformed in the time the spent with me. I've had the pleasure of knowing this next graduate for almost 4 years now. I watched as he and his wife welcomed their first child into this world. Now Ive been able to see just how dedicated and driven he truly is. 

"Writing something pithy about a process that has helped to transform not only how you view your fitness but your life in general is difficult. The decision to do Amazing 12 was the tipping point of a conversation that had begun months prior. I was sharing with my wife some of the things that I regretted not doing better in recent years. Of those things was my fitness. I have never been in great shape but I have always enjoyed the short bursts in my life when I was active. I would try the gym for a week or two but then either tire from a lack of progress or I would get injured in some big or small way and quit. Months or years later I would try again with similar results. I had near constant lower back pain from sitting all day and a lack of energy by the end of the work day to the point that I really didn't want to do anything when I got home from work. This conversation I was having with my wife coincided around the time we had our first child. Like most life-changing events, it had caused me to once again re-evaluate what was important in my life and once again my health entered the foreground. I thought I just "wanted to be healthy" but during the process of our conversation I realized that wasn't it. I wanted to live healthy. I didn't want it to be a goal anymore; I wanted it to be a journey. Problem was, I knew from past failures that I needed a push in the right direction. Amazing 12 sounded like the kind of push I needed and it was most definitely more work than I had bargained for. It was hard; really hard at times. 

Fast forward 12 weeks and I am stronger, lighter, smaller, and healthier than I think I have ever been in my life. Yet all of this wasn't the biggest change. The biggest change occurred in my mind. I don't think about health and fitness the same anymore. I love to live healthy now. I look for ways to improve my health and desire it when I wake up in the morning. When I look at the changes that occurred in just 12 weeks it did something else to my mind: it opened it up to possibilities. I now think to myself, "What else can I accomplish in 12 weeks?" I have set new goals for my physical well-being but also for my emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. They are all 12 week-based goals. When that's done? I'll set more for another 12 weeks. 

Was Amazing 12 transformational? The results of our entire class speak to that. But for me, Amazing 12 gave me drive, direction, and a diagram for pursuing life in general, not just physical fitness."

Mike battled a respiratory infection early on in the 12 weeks and missed a great deal of training. He didn't deter from his nutrition and he made up every missed session. He was often the only person who showed up for his training session at 5:45 and was often there 20 mins early to warm up. At times I felt bad that he didn't have that extra motivation from a team to keep him going in the last few weeks but he didn't let that stop him or discourage him. 

Most people don't enjoy Military Pressing, Mike LOVED it. Despite overcoming illness he had ridiculous strength gains. 

I'm super proud of Mike, even still 2.5 months later he is still going strong in the gym!

The next Amazing 12 will take place in August at our BRAND NEW facility in Cornerstone. To enquire visit Torquestrong.com and fill out the brief application. From there you will be contacted by email to set up a consultation. 

Tomato Basil Fritata {Amazing 12 Compliant}

Alydia Bryant

I had a brunch to attend this weekend and I don't know about you but sometimes social gatherings can be hard to follow your nutrition plan. I always tell my clients not to use those events as an excuse to go rogue but to just do the best they can. So I brainstormed a dish I could make that myself and a few of my clients could enjoy that still followed our nutrition plan BUT was Delicious enough for others to enjoy as well! I think I succeeded. On this particular day I was trying to keep my carbs and fats to a minimum so I made this dish with egg whites and no crust or dairy. It also made it fairly allergy friendly [unless you can't have eggs at all :( ] You could easily adjust this to meet your palate or dietary needs by using whole eggs, or a little mozzarella cheese!!! (YUM)

Ingredients:
.5 lb Ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped Basil
Handful of Spinach
Handful Cherry tomatoes cut into fourths
Roma tomato (sliced for garnish)
2 cups Egg whites
Small red onion finely chopped
Coconut oil to coat pie dish

Instructions:
Heat oven to 350. Coat dish with coconut oil. In a pan brown turkey and onion at the same time. Once juices release add 1/4 cup of basil, salt and pepper. Once turkey is browned add to the greased pie dish. Sprinkle tomatoes and spinach over the pie dish. Whisk the egg whites, remaining basil, salt and pepper and then pour over toppings. Lay sliced Roma tomatoes on top and bake for 1 hour.