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Laurin Hensley

"You can't workout enough to combat poor eating choices"
Laurin Hensley, January 2015 - April 2015 and still going!
Laurin pictured here before she started Clean Kitchen, then 4 months into her new lifestyle! Laurin pictured here before she started Clean Kitchen, then 4 months into her new lifestyle!
"I have been a yoyo dieter for as long as I can remember. I was overweight from childhood until after college. lost approximately 40 lbs after college, but could never maintain a consistent weight. I tried every diet fad and magic pill around thinking there had to be an easier way. Finally, I turned to exercise with what I thought was a healthy diet. But at least exercise crept into the picture. I would exercise 3-4 days a week and eat semi-clean from Monday through Friday afternoon, but devour any and everything I wanted Friday through Sunday. I would say 'I DESERVE it after my hard work and discipline during the week.' I began to slowly creep back up the scales. Saying surely I'm just building muscle. Then, when the pants no longer fit and 'the dryer kept shrinking my clothes,' I knew it wasn't muscle. But, I continued to keep the same unhealthy eating habits and tried to increase the intensity of my workouts with no results. I had about decided it must be my thyroid or my metabolism was sluggish after turning thirty. It couldn't be the cake, candy, wine, burgers, pizza, and fries I had eaten over the weekend. I mean I worked hard and deserved it. I was in such denial. In a last-ditch effort, before going to the Dr. to test my thyroid, I signed up for the clean kitchen and IAV. And who would have thought I am down 10 pounds!!!! That is a huge deal for this girl. It is so true that nutrition is the key to looking fit and lean. You can't workout enough to combat poor eating choices I am so pleased with my results and so grateful to the coaches for changing my outlook on food and nutrition.
This is a process. Trust it. Live it. Do it. You will be pleased with your outcomes. Prep, prep, prep that food. It will keep you on track and focused. It is the ticket to success. Having a fridge full of fresh and ready food to eat will limit your poor choices. No more running through McDonald's, you already have something at home waiting on you. Enjoy your new start, learn everything you can, ask anything you can think of, and consider this a lifestyle change not a diet. You will feel 100% better, sleep better, have better self-esteem, and like how clothes look on you again. Make goals and reach them and make more. It's a continual process. Our unhealthy body wasn't built in a day, so the healthy body and mindset take time too. Like I said, use this time to learn the most you can. Good luck. I hope this fitness journey becomes a lifestyle and you have amazing results."