Curls and Whey

Julie Ibinger

Julie Ibinger

Julie Ibinger pics

Balance!  That is the first thing that pops into my head when trying to sum up what CWT/Amy have done for me.  It’s hard to even know where to start.  A little history, I was doing bootcamp 3 x a week and running the other 3 or 4 days (almost never taking a day off).  I decided I wanted a change—I wanted to be lean and defined, to look like a competitor, and I wasn’t seeing it.  I decided I should start lifting weights again.  While trying to find out how to get my results and find some guidance, I stumbled across a client of LBC/Erik on FB—she looked amazing and had just the muscle/definition I had been picturing.  So, I contacted Erik ASAP, whose wait list was very long (I’m not a patient person), but-he hooked me up with Amy/CWT to get going sooner.  I got on her wait list right away knowing that this was my answer and what I had been searching for—(although at that time I still never thought it a million years those results would actually happen for ME! ) Well, I got “the email” from her that it was my time to start.  It also happened to be 11 weeks and 6 days from a local fitness competition that I decided to use as my goal.  At that point I had it in my head to work with Amy for 3 months—to get me “stage ready,” and then I could go on my way (defined and ripped of course!)  Poor Amy dealt with my inexperience and lack of patience and knowledge the whole way.  I kept talking about my show date, and she kept insisting we’d see where we were.  I was starting to learn you don’t train for numbers (scale) or dates (shows) but LOOKS!  Little by little I was seeing that…on ME!  I was seeing lines and definition I had only imagined!  I FINALLY realized I couldn’t out train my bad diet no matter how many miles I was putting on.  I also never thought I’d get there eating foods I CHOSE and with VARIETY!  Wow—this was actually getting to be an easy way of life for me…who knew!  Well, show day came-I entered 2 categories (fit and figure) and placed 1st and 2nd, which absolutely shocked me.  At that point, my three months were up….yet my time with CWT was only really beginning.  I went on 3 weeks later to do another show (same categories) again placing 1st and 2nd.  We took some time over the next few months to do a short building phase and then another show in the fall.  I competed in October and took FIRST…in short, masters, AND OVERALL.  I earned my pro card in my 3rd show-about 10 months after starting with Amy.  I decided to take the invite to compete at the WNBF World’s Championship 3 weeks later.  I didn’t place in the top half—but I didn’t go into it with those expectations.  I was competing in only my 4th show and first as a professional, I just wanted to experience it.  Thanks to Amy/CWT, I looked my best EVER on stage and was the happiest I had EVER been with myself!  I liked the person I saw and had become.

Back to balance—I’m happier, I have more time, and I can pick and choose my foods, including ice cream…almost daily!  I look better now than in my 20s, before having had 3 babies!  This is my lifestyle—I am no longer training for numbers on the scale or dates on the calendar—it’s about life, my goals, and ME!  I have made amazing friendships along my journey!  I just can’t possibly say enough about Amy and CWT—she is an amazing coach with so much knowledge and patience.  She laid it on the line for me at times, which was the exact reality I needed, and the whole reason I knew CWT was for me from the beginning.  She helps people make their dreams and goals realities!  Amy, I am so honored and privileged to be a client!  You are truly a gift and a blessing to me!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!