I am continually inspired by Sam’s kind spirit, fierce integrity and unnerving discipline.
I’d been working out with Sam since October 2006. It was going well; I felt strong and had tons of energy. I loved meeting Sam twice a week to yes, work my muscles, but also to talk through some issues – they always seem to come up in the middle of crunches, laugh at his great jokes and insights, and listen to his wise advice. I am continually inspired by Sam’s kind spirit, fierce integrity and unnerving discipline.
It took me five months to finally come to terms, and I have to be honest, it was my impending wedding date that caused me to say those fateful words out loud, as opposed to myself, alone in my bathroom, every morning: “Hey Sam, I can’t seem to stop eating like crap, I’m thinking of trying the Meal Plan you’ve mentioned…” His eyes lit up and I finally exhaled. I was nervous, I knew my day to day living and being was going to change so I meekly tried put up a couple roadblocks: “You know, I’m hypoglycemic, I can’t not eat. Am I going to be starving?” And, even better, “I’m in the film business, I work really long hours, will I be able to find the food I need?” I mean, I was reaching here…I was trying to wriggle my way out… But Sam was gentle and assured me that I would not be starving (except maybe on Thursdays) and that this wasn’t some weird sort of alien food I was going to eat. He explained that it was a simple Zig Zag plan – by daily “Zig Zagging” my caloric intake up and down I would increase my metabolic rate and lose fat—using clean, lean, unprocessed food. AND if I was committed to the process, was honest with my journal, and dedicated to working out, then it would transform my body.
And it did.
I love my arms now – look at those muscles!!
And yes, those are carbs on my plate.