Is this you?
Do you struggle with chronic fatigue, weight gain and unexplained health symptoms – even if you are doing everything “right”?
Do you workout and eat “right” but still experience weight gain?
Do you experience slow or poor recovery and repair from workouts even with following your Training Peaks or schedule from a coach?
Do you fuel and train for endurance events the “right way” but seem to get slower instead of faster?
Well, learn from my experiences and my journey if you want to avoid breaking down and burning out.
STOP doing what you are doing NOW before it is too late… you can feel better, look better and perform better IF you take control of your health now in aproxiamatley 90-days. OR you can spend the next year, five years or ten years trying to get answers, get results and get your body back.
The struggle is REAL and I have lived through it. NOW I my purpose is to help you AVOID going through what happened to me since 2013. I went from a top performing athlete to someone struggling with fatigue, weight gain and burned out body systems.
I want you to just STOP blaming the aging process and accept how you feel now as your new “NORMAL”. You don’t have to struggle alone and be stuck in the cycle of “trial and error”.
Maybe you have searched for help from multiple doctors, practitioners and experts but they all tell your lab results are “normal” and give you a prescription or bag of supplements to treat your symptoms.
My passion, purpose and mission is to help ambitious, driven high performing individuals, who are doing everything “right”, get their body and vibrant self back again by investigating what is really going on by running specific functional lab tests and collecting clues to their missing pieces of the puzzle.
Since March 2020, all our lives have changed but perhaps for the better. Maybe you are finally forced to SLOW down and not race this year… or stop racing in the rat race of life! Do you sometimes wonder why things happen? What is the gift from this experience? What are the learning opportunities?
I feel that we are given a warning from above to start taking care of the WHOLE you from the inside out to prevent getting burned out and broken down- but to also improve our health, vitality and resiliency.
We are all moving through life at a fast pace- then you add athletic training and racing on top of a full life.
Are you doing too much each day? Are you packing your day too full?
I know the “New ME” is training each day but probably doing about 75% less exercise than I used to do before I realized what I was doing was breaking me down- and burning out every body system at the same time.
Today I am wearing one of my favorite T-shirts…
“I wish I knew now, what I didn’t know then”– Debbie Potts.
Recently an Instagram “friend” said I was an “endurance junkie”… and I laughed to myself.
I am running 30-45 minutes at a time 2 or sometimes 3 days a week then a “long” run on Sundays for about 1hr30.
The old me would have laughed at going for a 30-minute run! Now I love a 30-45 minute run… my body feels much healthier and happier when I do less.
Less is sometimes more!
Since it is summer right now, I ride more frequently with the sunshine, warmth and longer days -especially as we rent an AirBnb in the mountains in Northern San Dieog (cycling heaven). The old me would have gone for a weekday afternoon ride for 1h45-3 hours when I was training for Triathlons… and my weekend long ride would be 5 to 7 hours long.
Now we ride in the mornings, lunchtime or the evening dpeending on the weather (fog delay) for 1hr to 1hr30 minutes- which seems perfect as we have hills or more hills around our Airbnb. Efficiency is the key!
Plus I am training, as I always have, in my “MAF” heart rate zones then adding one speed run and one bike ride with tempo pieces (big hill climbs). We now do yoga, especially as the gyms are closed, on Mondays (power yoga with Travis Eliot) and yin yoga a few evenings at night.
Less is more. More is not always better.
“The Goldilocks Effect”
We are all unique individuals with different tipping points… how long can we do until we hit the wall and burn out? My “Beaker of Stress” seems to accumulate a lot faster than other individuals, so I always need to adjust and manage my stressors. Last year, I had a major set back as I had to decide to relocate my business or close it down… I choose to close my fitness studio and focus on building my health coaching business full time. I made the right decision but my stress level and emotions where on a roller coaster all last year! Now I unintentionally was prepared for the pandemic of 2020 starting in March as I was always starting to cut back on my personal training clients and focus on building my health coaching and fat loss programs.
Everything happens for a reason -right!?
What about you?
What is your story…what drives you each day? What is your WHY?
What are you racing towards… or what are you racing from??
Learn more how to transform the WHOLE you with “The WHOLESTIC Method” health coaching services, blog, and my show “The LOW CARB ATHLETE” Podcast.
I help athletes of all levels, who are trying to do all the “right” things, investigate what is actually going on “under the hood” to get their body and vibrant self back with an investigative process including running well-chosen functional lab tests and a clinical correlation to find the missing pieces of the puzzle. You have seen multiple doctors and experts, but they tell you everything is “normal” and there is nothing wrong with you.
That was my experience. I refused to believe that “nothing is wrong with me” and this is part of “getting older”. This was not going to be the new me and stop me from investigating what was really going on from the inside out – under the hood. You have a choice to take care of the WHOLE you and even transform the WHOLE you from the inside out. Please don’t give up and settle, as the struggle is real, and you are not alone. If you feel exhausted trying to do all the “right” things and still can’t feel, move, or look better then we need to take a different approach.
Remember- the definition of Insanity is …“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
If you are stuck in the “cycle of trial and error” then it is time to take a different approach and look at the WHOLE person with “The WHOLESTIC Method” investigation coaching program if you want to REPAIR-REBUILD-RESTORE the WHOLE you to be a fat burner, health optimizer and reach peak athletic performance gains. Contact me to schedule a call to discovery more. Click here.
Who is Debbie Potts?
Owner, trainer, and coach of a unique “Health Detective” coaching services with unique “The WHOLESTIC Method” eight elements to guide clients repair, rebuild and restore their WHOLE health back to improve vitality and balance. Debbie helps driven and ambitious people, who are trying to do all the “right” things, investigate what is actually going on “under the hood” to get their body and vibrant self back
Debbie shared her personal story in her book “Life is not a Race… it is a Journey” and created “The WHOLESTIC Method Manual and Workbook”. She hosts “The Low Carb Athlete” Health Building weekly podcast to help athletes of all levels improve ability to burn fat, optimize their health from the inside out and achieve their peak performance gains. Debbie shares her show on Mondays with health guests on Mondays then shares her own thoughts on “Wellness Wednesdays” (Health Building) and “Fitness Fridays” (Athletic Performance Gains).
Debbie walks the talk and practices watch she preaches. After being a top personal trainer for twenty-five years plus years- she continues her education constantly: NASM Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), USAT Triathlon coach, CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach, Kion (Superhuman) Coach, Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP), DNA Fit coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). She took her health in her own hands and combined therapy, labs, and lifestyle changes to transform her own life to heal, reclaim energy and reboot her own system. Be a part of the journey to transform the WHOLE you from the inside out with The WHOLESTIC Method Coaching program. There isn’t a one size fits all approach to healing, rebuilding, and restoring the WHOLE you as we are all unique bio-individuals.
Debbie’s focuses on coaching the WHOLE individual from the inside out with elements of “The WHOLESTIC Method” program. Her services include: Personal training, Nutritional Therapy evaluation, assessments, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner services, Chronic Stress Treatment, Detox and Digestion Reset Fat loss programs. She teaches groups and individuals to become fat adapted with her three-phase program in the 30-day Total Transformation Program. “The WHOLESTIC Method” coaching program includes lifestyle elements, Nutritional Therapy, FDN-lab testing, DNA Fit reports and more.
Debbie was a top age group triathlete and runner for many years until she broke herself with chronic fatigue and “METABOLIC CHAOS”. Now, she is following her purpose, passion, and mission to help others avoid going through the exhaustion, weight gain and hormonal cascade that she experienced starting back in 2013. Debbie coaches’ groups and individual clients in person as well as online to reclaiming their optimal health for performance and longevity. Whether you are training for running, trail running, cycling and triathlon events to thrive and enhance performance via becoming a low-carb fat adapted metabolically efficient athlete.
Specialties: Health Detective Coaching, Total Transformation Fat Loss Coaching, Personal training, NASM-CPT, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, CHEK HLC, Superhuman Coach, Kion Coach, DNA Fit coach, Pilates Mat, Yoga, Rehab training, Metabolic Efficiency Testing, Triathlon, and Run Coaching for athletes of all levels. Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner.
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