The truth is, some women DO have it
easier when it comes to staying fit.

Wouldn’t it be nice to be one of them?

I would love not to have to worry about extra fat creeping in, but unfortunately I didn’t get the same luck of the genetic draw… Maybe you didn’t either, and that’s why you’re here.

Take another look at my “Before” photo on the left. I remember being so embarrassed to wear my bikini in public that I almost didn’t go outside on my vacation at all that year! I had a pancake butt, a matching gut and just totally dreaded going out in the sun or exposing my body for anyone else to see.

liz-before-and-after

This “Before” shot of Liz was taken back in the days when we were calorie restricting, doing hours and hours of limitless, boring cardio and still feeling terrible and not losing any fat whatsoever. The “After” image was taken only 10 weeks into the Super System program, having spent half the effort for twice the results.

Coming from the Midwest, the genes in our family our not exactly ideal when it comes to fat loss. Unless I take action, my body holds onto lots of extra fat.

But back then, I took all the wrong actions. And it kept me stuck.

When I first started trying to lose weight, I did it by running, counting calories and eating “low fat” and “sugar free” diet foods.

I was doing everything people say you’re “supposed” to do, and it worked for a little while, but not for long.

After just a few weeks, I wasn’t seeing great results. In fact, sometimes my results started even going backwards!

Here’s my theory – I was wrong for looking to “fitness pros” for the answer. That was the problem, not the solution! I wasn’t born skinny or naturally fit like the people I was taking advice from, and I certainly didn’t have their athletic background either.

I mean, shoot, most of my childhood was spent sitting on the couch eating hot pockets, let’s be real.

I realized I had only SOME of the right information, and I had ALL of it in the wrong proportions.

So after failing over and over (and over) again… I hit a wall. I was tired, burnt out, starving and totally bored.

I was ready to just assume the way my body was holding onto fat had more to do with my genetics than anything else and that I’d never be able to be fit like these fitness girls I saw all over the web.

And that feeling led me to be completely disheartened. It led me to absolutely hate my body.

It led me to sadness and desperation, so for the sake of my mental health, I pretty much gave up and decided to distract myself with other things going on in my life. I was ready to totally throw in the towel in the fitness department. But right when I was about to give up forever, my sister asked me to join her for this training course at UCLA.

It was called the Fitness Leadership Program.

I was so over the whole fitness and nutrition industry at that point.

I really had come to the conclusion that it was all just one big scam to get me to feel bad about myself. I was close to not doing this program she found, because I thought it would just be more of the same.

But I decided to give it one last shot. I was really just hoping to learn a little more about the human body, and I thought UCLA might be able to finally offer an unbiased, realistic science-backed approach.

Thank goodness I made that final decision.

The new training & nutrition methods I learned there completely transformed everything for me. I started tweaking my routines by adding in the things I learned, and within weeks it hugely tipped the odds in my favor.

I started seeing optimal results. Incredibly fat loss just sort of happened over time, and it was so much simpler than I had been led to believe.

I learned brand new ways of training, including methods that athletes and even some men use. It was extremely weird at first, and I even thought some of the methods might be wrong because I had never heard of them before.

But during that time, I stumbled upon these 2 secret keys that changed everything.

They’re tried and true and have withstood the test of time, across all types of backgrounds, fitness levels, and body types.

When I first started trying to “lose weight” by running, restricting my eating, counting calories and eating low fat diet foods, it “worked” in the short term.

The problem I discovered was that none of it worked for long. And it was SO difficult to maintain. I felt hungry all the time and dreaded the thought of working out.

I remember picking up a brochure at Rite Aid. It said “1 lb.  is 3500 calories,” so everything became a numbers game from then on.

I became obsessed with calorie counting, trying to eat less and less to lose weight. My entire day was one big math equation. I even carried around a little notepad and calculator for a time.

I was doing everything people say you’re “supposed” to do, restricting calories and exercising a ton, but I still wasn’t seeing the results I dreamed of… not to mention my friends and family thought I was crazy and obsessive.

Yes, I lost weight in the beginning, but this is where most people go wrong. I assumed that initial weight loss meant I was on the right track! And then my worst nightmare set in…

Despite feeling weak, tired and exhausted all the time with this new lifestyle, I kept pushing and pushing… until eventually my hard work not only plateaued, it actually started reversing itself.

The number on the scale started slowly creeping back up.

Trouble was, I had only SOME of the right information, and I had ALL of it in the wrong proportions. My method of “weight loss” was so naive and uneducated, but I was still so desperate for change.

I learned later on that what I was doing was not only detrimental to my health & fitness goals, it was actually downright dangerous.

Turns out, when a person massively restricts calories in combination with overexercising (especially by doing long bouts of cardio), they become prone to metabolic damage, essentially bringing all fat loss efforts to a screeching halt.

When I heard about this, I freaked out!

So I started researching female metabolism like a crazy person. I learned a lot, and my main goal was to figure out how I could end this excessive weight loss/gain cycle once and for all.

After tweaking my routine based on the 2 secret keys to fat loss that I learned from some of the top trainers in the industry, I started drastically tipping the odds in my favor and seeing/feeling sustained optimal fat loss results.

My metabolism essentially shot through the roof.

And I wasn’t even really trying! Eating the right foods in combination with this exercise program I had finally pieced together, I eventually healed my body and sent my metabolism into overdrive, burning fat like crazy at all hours of the day.

These experiments lasted for months, and eventually became a brand new way of exercising that I call “CFMs” or Compound Functional Movements. 

It was hard in the beginning, and I thought a lot of the stuff I learned was wrong because I had simply never heard of any of it before. Plus I was a girl and really, really didn’t want to get “big and bulky” like the guys I’d seen in the weight room.

But that never actually happened. What did happen was body fat started effortlessly melting off one pound at a time because these 2 secret keys were the missing piece to my metabolism problem. 

 Since you’re still reading, I’m going to share them with you now.

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