Equipped to be Fit

DNG_6253I guess you could lump me in with every other typical Southern California native in that I don’t eat red meat, dairy, gluten, or sugar. This can make life extremely difficult, since I’m unable to grab a sandwich or a string cheese when hunger strikes, and often times I find myself reaching for another venti iced coffee, with soy and vanilla. (A cheap, less caloric way to have my iced lattes. Plus, I figure the soy is kind of like eating something.) The result of this is that I crash hard and often. My energy levels are pretty much zilch without regular intakes of caffeine.

Lucky for me, I know Erica.

Erica – who’s smart, bubbly, and SINCERELY non-judging, recently formed her own company Equipped to be Fit. It’s here where she gets the amazing opportunity to turn people’s lives around through life’s fundamentals – food and exercise.

I’m one of those people who’s been sick my whole life – whether it be with a migraine, a crippling stomach ache, or simultaneous Swine flu and bronchitis.

When I found out I had celiac’s disease, I was shocked at how much better I felt just by changing my diet. Now, I’m a firm believer that whatever you put into your body dictates how you live your life on a day to day basis.

So today is my first day following Erica’s plan for me. And I’m already pretty impressed with the gluten-free/dairy-free suggestions she has for me; not to mention there’s workout plan. I don’t feel like I’ve  gotten the short end of the stick because I can’t eat whole wheat bread or whey protein. Plus, I’m 3 meals in and my thinking is clearer than it’s been in weeks. We’ll see what happens at 3 PM – AKA that soul sucking time of the day, but so far I’m pretty stoked.

I feel like I might have a fighting chance at having normal energy levels, and consequentially gain control of my time each day.

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