Testimonials & Success Stories

If you’ve been under-eating, over-training, and following restrictive diets, it’s time to make a change and finally get the results you’re looking for. What if you could achieve your dream body composition by eating more, finding a balance between nutrition and fitness, and developing a healthy relationship with food? The good news is that you CAN! But, don’t just take my word for it. These happy clients have put my nutrition and fitness coaching to the test and have come out winning on the other side … read their testimonials to see what success and sustainable results look like!

My entire life was spent mired in a deeply dysfunctional relationship with food. I believed the less I ate the better and that hunger was something to be overcome; food was the enemy. This approach caused me huge problems when I was running ultras. When my wife and I had a child I realized I needed to have a healthy relationship with food so I could be a good role model for my son and maybe save him from the issues I struggled with my whole life.

Working with Abby has helped me completely changed how I view food. She helped me understand how to view food as fuel and redefined my relationship with my body. For the first time in my life, I feel like I understand the purpose of food and how to use it as a tool to support my health. I am not sure I would have ever gotten to that point without Abby’s support!

— Trevor

Recently I have had more of a transition from how I look to how I feel. I’m less worried about what the scale says and more focused on how my body feels. I continue to focus on improving my feelings and views of my body image. And I am finding that I’m able to eat all the food without tracking and still come close to my macros.

— Jordan

Prior to starting nutrition coaching with Abby, I suffered SEVERE insomnia which also affected my vision.

These are the items we focused on to improve my sleep:

  • Discontinued Intermittent Fasting and changed the times of my meals.
  • Added a small meal in the evening.
  • Prioritized protein- especially earlier in the day.
  • Developed a deep breathing technique before bedtime that helped both body and brain relax.

3 weeks of consistency and I am sleeping more soundly for longer periods of time (up to 8 hours) and my vision also improved.

Sleep is a beautiful thing!

— Michele

I am proud of the fact that I have cut ties with my previous habits & routines & replaced that with a healthy strategy.

— Don

One thing I am proud of for this week is not weighing myself every day. I did really well focusing on what my body can do where it is today as opposed to focusing on where it was 10 years ago.

— Cecelia

I come from a background of bikini bodybuilding shows with coaches that had me overtrain & under-eat. I was led to believe that carbs were bad & ultimately established an unhealthy relationship with food. For years I’ve been searching for balance with nutrition & fitness.

I’m 3 months post-partum & realized my nutrition is more important than ever. Before starting Coaching I was only consuming 1,500 calories- barely enough to fuel my own body let alone my new baby. Working with Abby my goal has slowly been increasing to 2,500 calories & most weeks I’m losing weight/maintaining. I am fueling my body with the right foods & because of that my energy for work & workouts is absolutely amazing!

This is the balance I’ve been looking for. Fueling my body & mind in a healthy way and not feeling guilty about a glass of wine or slice of pizza. I can’t wait to see what the next few months bring!

— Lisa

We have increased my calorie intake by over 600 calories per day and I have started PR’ing lifts and feeling strong during my CrossFit classes. I am also significantly less irritable.

My way of thinking has shifted from a deprivation mindset to an abundance mindset. I have developed a level of comfort with eating more food. I also feel so much more confident that fueling my body properly will result in maintainable weight loss as I get healthier and continue to eat to support my needs!

— Gretchen

“Operation Fuel Becki”

I know this may come as a shock, but I have been a slave to dieting fades and the scale for as LONG as I can remember. I have been ‘faking it to make it’ by not eating enough during my training and races. I also fell into the Intermittent Fasting cycle that controlled and consumed me. I didn’t have control of anything except what I could allow or not allow myself to eat, food as I viewed it was the enemy. I knew something had to change, but what and how?!

I commented on a post Abby made on FB, our conversation eventually led to an interview and a week later at the beginning of August 2020, we started working together. What I remember from the beginning, Coach Abby kept telling me “Trust the process”. It was a struggle in the beginning, but I knew I needed to “Trust the process”.

My goal is longevity in the ultramarathon sport, which means I needed Improved Hormones, Health, Strength, Performance and Mental Health. Coach Abby and I agreed to a plan called “Operation Fuel Becki”. Once I allowed myself to just eat the damn food, so many of the needs were starting to come together. I view the food as the fuel for my energy, which allowed me to be kind to myself. From there the pieces started to fit together for my training and race schedule. I was fueled up, feeling great and I conquered my “A” race for the 2021 season, the Cocodona 250. After completing 257 miles on this course in 4 days 7 hours and 8 minutes, I felt the best I have ever felt after a 100+ mile race. I did not feel as destroyed when I finished this race like I had in the past. Without Coach Abby’s guidance and nutrition plan over the past 9 months, this “A” race of mine very well would have ended differently.

Thank you, Coach Abby, for being the change I needed in my nutrition and mental health around food. Our weekly check-in and monthly phone calls have helped me overcome a lot these past 10 months. I am in a better place physically, mentally, and emotionally, because of you. I read and hear everything you say on our phone calls & in your emails and take it to heart. I appreciate all of your thought-provoking posts on FB and how they got us started working together. THANK YOU, COACH ABBY! Thank you!!

If you need help with your Nutrition and Nutrition Coaching, I HIGHLY recommend Coach Abby to make you successful at whatever your goals may be.

— Becki

I am really feeling confident in my body right now. I’m loving that making choices to meet my macros is becoming easier. I’m not perfect and it’s not easy all the time, but overall, I’m improving and that’s the most important thing to me. I don’t have to get it right all the time. I just have to be conscious of it and keep working toward improvement. I’m really proud of the dedication I have in building sustainable eating + exercise habits. I’m staying the course all while enjoying myself. I don’t feel deprived. I just make the things I want fit. It’s awesome.

And I still got the work in the gym and felt strong and was doing it for ME, not because of any guilt surrounding what I was going to be eating/not eating. Working out is WAY more fun when it’s not about punishment.

— Stephanie

I am most proud of that fact that I’m no longer starving myself. I am discovering that it’s ok to eat.

— Michee

When I started working with Abby my daily intake was 900-1,300 calories & I struggled with anxiety & fatigue. She increased my calories to 2,000 with appropriate macros & within a short time-frame my anxiety was GONE! I even lost a few pounds & my body composition changed a bit. My energy is great, I feel amazing, & I don’t crave sugar at ALL!

It is because of Abby that I have learned to give myself grace with food. Nothing is off limits. She really pushes for people to learn sustainable health habits. Abby has been a coach, an educator, a mentor, a role model & a friend. As a busy mom who just finished grad school, I love to add things on my plate & say “I can do more & I can do it perfect” but really that lifestyle is not sustainable. It’s through our check ins that Abby tells me that I’m doing great, I’m on track, & I’m STILL making forward progress towards a balanced life of food & exercise to gain that desired energy and stamina.

— Melanie

I am most proud of the overall transformation in my mindset surrounding food, hydration, & fueling on & off the trails. My approach prior to working with you was that there are “good”& “bad” ways to eat & drink. And fueling during my runs was always a puzzle.

It is so empowering to realize there isn’t a single answer or a “right way.” I have the capacity to work with myself (my schedule, my family, my taste preferences, my history & journey to where I’m at) to create & maintain a healthy & effective nutrition plan for what I’m doing.  Most of all, you’ve helped me feel empowered to make educated and positive choices about nutrition as part of my lifestyle.

— Sheila

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