Gaining on Keto – Kelly’s Keto Story

Gaining on Keto – Kelly’s Keto Story

One of our first customers, and now an integral part of the Ketolibriyum team, Kelly shares her story of starting keto and how it changed her life.

Success Story: A Keto Athlete

I can’t start this post claiming I’ve lost hundreds of pounds. I can’t even claim to of lost tens of pounds. Actually.. I gained on Keto, and what I gained was much more than I could’ve ever imagined. Keto helped me to gain. I gained self-confidence, self-respect, and self-love. Hello everyone, my name is Kelly and I’m a (now) proud keto athlete. For nine years I have worked my butt off in the gym and on the roads and trails with drive and ambition motivating me to optimize my fitness goals.

I tried every diet imaginable and my results would immediately flip the second I didn’t follow them perfectly. I spent thousands of dollars on personal trainers, diets, meal plans etc. etc. etc. all these diets that deprived me landed me with an extreme eating disorder. I became a compulsive overeater, eating everything I wasn’t “allowed” to eat behind closed doors. This prevented me from ever reaching my fitness goals.

        
One day, as I was taking a bite out of a chocolate chip muffin, a fellow runner (who was keto) asked me a question that would change my life. She asked “how do you fuel for a run?”. I was immediately intrigued by her alternative way of eating and started the research that day. That was two years ago in March. Shortly after that conversation, I found a woman at Western Farmer’s market with one cooler selling keto food, cheesecakes and cookies! That woman was Gloria the founder of Ketolibriyum. I was one of her first customers, and I’m still one today.
Of course, there has been a lot of trial and error, but my relationship with food has completely changed. I am no longer deprived, I actually feel like every meal is a cheat meal. More importantly, I was finally seeing results and keeping them on! My energy went through the roof. I ran my first marathon fat adapted and fuelled by only 3 tablespoons of healthy fats. As all the runners were refuelling on sugary jellos (because their carbs ran out the night before) I kicked into high gear and ran faster past them.
I’ve trained my body to use fat as fuel, so once the fat runs out that I feed myself, my body is able to use stored fat (luckily as a woman I have fat stores that will never run out.) Keto has changed my life in so many ways. I sleep better - I am as regular as the sun rises. I feel better - I don’t remember the last time I was ill. My mood has dramatically improved. I am never hangry. And I no longer step on the scale. Those numbers no longer define me. NSVs !!! (Non-scale victory’s). I go with how I feel.
I am 47 years young and I am living my best life. I just became a branded athlete as a new balance ambassador for the Lear to Run Clinic, and my fitness goals keep getting bigger. I am currently training with hopes to Boston qualify and run Boston in 2020. I am a keto-er for life!” 


Follow Kelly on Instagram at runsquatselfierepeat432 because, to quote Kelly, her story is not finished yet!
 


3 comments

Feb 27, 2019 • Posted by Sarah

Your story is one to be shared and cherished. You really should be proud! Self growth and empowerment for women as been seen as a selfish and negative thing for so long. So glad you have risen and given so many of us a positive side to it. Keep it up. You set an amazing example. Keep going gurl!!!!!

Feb 21, 2019 • Posted by Cindy Marinho

You have a special place in my heart, so proud of you. Thanks for inspiring so many people.😘

Feb 20, 2019 • Posted by Michele Furlong

Way To Go Kelly!!! I’m so proud of you.

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