MARIA ROGERS

I started my journey with Black Iron Nutrition in September 2017, and I haven’t looked back. I wasn’t completely new to the world of macros/flexible dieting when I joined. Within the year prior I made my way down from 215 to 197 which was a huge success point for me, but I felt as if I had plateaued and wanted to find a Nutrition Coach/Program that would help me get where I wanted to be. 

Fast forward to now. 

I’ve made my way down to just under the 190 mark which was another huge goal for me (I hadn't seen the scale there since high school!), but more than that I’ve become such a better athlete in the past few months and I accredit a lot of that to my focus on nutrition! BIN and Kelsey have guided me to a healthier, stronger and happier version of myself. I’ve hit so many recent PR’s that I couldn’t imagine hitting 6 months ago, I’ve found myself doing more competitions (even qualifying for a big comp that I did not expect to qualify for) and feeling comfortable in that setting. I'm finally able to do movements I had never though possible, handstand pushups, handstand walks, butterfly pull-ups! I’m shedding inches and having to size down in clothes, which is the best feeling. People are noticing and I know I’m on the path to my personal success!

I've created a fantastic relationship with food. I love that I can splurge every now and then and know that I can get right back on track and it's not the end of the world. I love that I can get creative with my meals/desserts and make them scrumptious and healthy at the same time. Eating shouldn't be stressful or boring. The beauty of flexible dieting is that you can make it fit your lifestyle and goals.  

This is a journey and it will have its ups and downs, but with some consistency you will see progress over time and it will pay off tenfold in various ways. Trust the process and give it a shot! Progress is progress.

I’m not done, I feel like I’ve just hit another checkpoint along the way to where I want to be. I believe full heartedly that with this community and it's amazing coaches I will get there!