How I went from an obsessive runner and chronic under eater to a certified coach with the FASTer Way to Fat Loss®
Many of you know who I am, but many are new, so I thought I would share my story about how losing 70 pounds just about destroyed my body. My name is Emily Copeland and I am a Premier certified coach with the FASTer Way to Fat Loss®
My journey to become a FASTer Way to Fat Loss® coach started a couple years ago when I had just delivered my third baby. I realized that I was overweight, out of shape, and honestly just not loving myself. I had decided to go ahead and work on becoming healthier and so I started with the 30 day shred. Shortly after doing that, I realized that if I wanted to be efficient I needed to be running. I started running a little bit at a time, increasing my mileage and distance until after about a year-and-a-half I was running for almost 2 hours several times a week. During the same time I was definitely under eating, my plates were so much less food than even my kids and do they were starting to notice. While I had lost 70 lb after Henry was born, I was literally stepping on the scale several times a day obsessive about that number and my girls were watching me. Guys, I was SERIOUSLY obsessed. That is all I can call it, but I lived and breathed by the scale. I let it determine exactly what I would (or wouldn't) eat for the day and how long or far I needed to run. Did I need to add HIIT to my cardio? Or add more cardio? My girls started coming into my bathroom at night and weighing themselves and my oldest started talking about her body negatively and I knew that something had to change. My kids had seen me obsess about the scale, and now they had become obsessed. I realized I was a hypocrite. I was trying to teach them to love themselves, but I didn’t love myself. I knew something had to change.
I hit my breaking point when I decided to take care of myself better and decided to have my tailbone removed to hopefully help a chronic pain issue. I was consumed by the idea that because I couldn't work out, I would gain weight. I needed to find something that focused on nutrition because I only knew how to under eat, and I knew that I couldn't eat any less and still function. Plus, I was starting to have some other issues and in doing some research (I know- stay off Dr. Google) all signs pointed to thyroid issues. To cap it off, my bloodwork came back and my cholesterol was abnormally sky high (had been fine 9 months prior). Nutrition it was.
I had seen a lot about Amanda’s program because we were Facebook friends and we had gone to the same college. I followed her, but had never really seen the need to "join a program", but since she knew what she was talking about, and I needed to focus on my nutrition, I joined Amanda's program. The first thing she had us to do was get rid of our scale. I took mine to my mother-in-law because I was sure that I was going to get it back. During Amanda’s program we really focused on those non scale victories that actually truly mattered and shifting my mindset from a negative view of my body to a positive one. I lost inches, I grew stronger, but most of all I showed my girls what it meant to live a healthy lifestyle that wasn’t damaging to myself. I told my mother-in-law to keep the scale after two rounds. I have realized that it is so much more than a number on a scale.
After I finish my second round, I realized that I truly found value in the message that the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® had taught me. I wanted to share that feeling with other moms who are struggling just the same as I was. My passion is to empower women to take control of their health and wellness in order to create a healthier lifestyle for themselves and for their families. I am successful if I am able to show women that they are more than a number on the scale. I want to show my daughters they are more than a number on the scale. It goes back to my passion- I want my girls to grow up learning to love themselves and to know that that number on the scale does not matter. To know they can live a healthy lifestyle that is long-term. That starts with me. That is why I became a coach for The FASTer Way to Fat Loss® .
Since becoming a coach, I have been blessed to be able to lead and inspire dozens of women and men through their own journey. I am always so amazed and inspired by the commitment and dedication they have to living their best life and making small changes that make a big difference. In May, I was able to add several FASTer Way to Fat Loss® coaches to my team and given the opportunity to mentor them through becoming a FASTer Way to Fat Loss® coach and leading their own groups. I am now one of 4 Premier FASTer Way to Fat Loss® coaches and feel so blessed and empowered to be part of this program. It truly is the best program on the market and has completely changed my life and my family's life as well.
My next round of FASTer Way to Fat Loss® starts July 2nd and space is limited. You don't have to wait until I open registration to the public- you can grab your spot here TODAY! https://fasterwaytofatlosscoach.idevaffiliate.com/108.html
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You can check out an interview I had with the creator of the FASTer Way to Fat Loss® here: https://www.fasterwaytofatloss.com/blog/2018/5/25/5-ways-to-find-your-abs-client-spotlight