I first approached Kortney to help me fuel for weightlifting competitions, but in a grown up and sensible way. It quickly became clear that my schedule would not allow for the training or the planned competitions. So Kortney helped me listen to what my body needed at any given time, as I travel a crazy amount. I pass several time zones over several weeks at a time and I am exposed to all kinds of foods, weather, sleep patterns, and stress. Before working with Kortney, I tended to be a ball of stress, with a funny tummy and wild sleep and I tended to push myself once home to get back to training. She’s helped me plan ahead for tasty healthy foods that help with recovery. She’s encouraged me to listen to when I need sleep, rest, recovery and finally training. I bring snacks for the journey. I have tasty things waiting at home upon the return. But most importantly, Kortney reminded me to tune in, listen, and respond with kindness to myself.
Also, it is so awesome to work with a coach who is on a positive, intuitive, thoughtful journey herself. It is great to work with someone who is honest about their path and who listens to where exactly her client is in my own journey and reflects back a course of action that reflects my current state. It feels incredibly empowering to walk that path alongside a woman and a coach you respect. We all have our deviations and we are all traveling along the way.