Last week, Coach Danni started sharing with us, her health and fitness journey. Here is her next chapter…
“Cramps, bloating, reflux, headaches, aching bones, fogginess… these were only some of the symptoms I experienced every single day. I was training 3 days a week, and yet the weight was barely shifting. WHY?!
‘Maybe it’s a food intolerance’ – Terri said quite simply. After some simple tests, turned out I had coeliac disease. A severe intolerance to gluten. After doing some more research and completely overhauling my pantry and fridge, I noticed changes within weeks. 20kgs in 5 weeks to be precise. Now remembering I was 127kgs, so this sort of weight shift was noticed very quickly.
Suddenly training became easier. I don’t mean I was machine and was never sore or wrecked. But my joints were not as sore, I could perform a traditional burpee, I could participate in a full class and not have to stop due to be soreness.
I started training more and upped my sessions to 4-5 a week and even threw in some cardio classes (I KNOW RIGHT!?) Just by finding out that I had to eliminate a food type, I felt like a completely different person. I remember thinking when I first was diagnosed with the auto immune disease, gosh ‘how am I going to cut out bread, pasta etc.’ Truth is, it was easy. If it were going to start making me feel better physically and mentally, then why would it be hard? Why would I feed myself something that puts me at risk of getting bowel cancer, liver cancer, stomach cancer, completely ruining my stomach and throat?
Then the results started to appear, kilo after kilo, cm after cm, my confidence grew day by day, I was getting stronger day by day.
The thing is, its not all about training. There are so many factors you must remember to become the best version of you. Your food intake is so important. This all helped me transform physically and mentally. The reason I coach is because I want to be able to help one person at a time to make these same changes. To become confident in their own bodies and to nourish their bodies.
Therefore I love what I do. Because of the journey that I have gone through and continue to go through.”