Being a top athlete in weightlifting, dieting has always been a critical focus of my performance and goals. I use to be intimidated by cooking, eating healthy, and not knowledgeable as to what to eat and how much. Monica has been and continues to be the best guidance in my dieting goals. My athletic performance in the gym has been unbelievable due to the changes made to my diets after consulting with Monica. I have a faster muscle recovery time, my body feels healthier, and my strength per pound has increased dramatically. Since working with Monica, I have went from 21% body fat down to 14% within 6 months, gained lean muscle, and competed at a higher level in my athletic career. I attribute much of my success to my dieting coach, Monica Martinez. What makes her the best dietitian is her passion behind her work to insure that her clients succeed in their goals of a healthy life. Monica sat with me and discussed meals that I would enjoy eating, that fit within my calorie count, and meals that fit in my daily schedule. You really got the sense that Monica really cared about you and your goals. If you’re a serious athlete and you are looking for a competitive edge, you have to see Monica for dieting. By far, the best choice I have made in athletic career and in my daily life style of eating.
I paced with a 5 hr group that ran a little slower than I could have performed, but I was interested in a good, fun run with a guaranteed time no later than 5, so hung with the group. I finished in 4:55, so I'm very pleased with my time. Last year I did the Houston marathon in 5:01, so that was a decent time for me. Bill had the Zone bar and chocolate milk for me at the finish.
I got back on track yesterday and want to build on the great nutritional foundation I think I've now created and have no desire for the candy, breads and wine right now. I lost a few pounds at the marathon and want to keep it off. No dieting but just replacing bad habits with healthier new ones.
Thanks for being on my "coaching team". I really appreciate your recommendations and support. Now it's off to San Antonio!
I just got back from New York. The Marathon went better than I ever could have imagined with a new PR cutting 45 minutes off my last race time. I have to tell you that I really believe I have you to thank in part for my success.
After attending your seminar, I really was better informed about hydration and carb intake during the race. I don't think I ever hit a wall during the race and walked back to my hotel (not hobbling) feeling great.
The information I received from you was a critical factor to my enjoyable experience not to mention perfect weather and an awesome crowd.
I just wanted to say thanks!
Hey Catherine! Just wanted to thank you sooooo much for your help before my marathon!!! It paid off big time! The best part was the tip about not eating raw fruits or veggies a few days prior to the race…that was PRICELESS! The only stopping I did during the run was for Gu’s and water/Gatorade. Thanks so much – you’re the best!!! Jen Driskill
Catherine, Thank you. The nutrition plan for the Florida Ironman went perfectly. Thanks so much for your help, support, and prayers.
Dr. Brad Edwards
I finished the swim in 1 hour 50 minutes. It was longer than a 5K at 3.6 miles. I was extremely happy with my time as my goal was to finish in under 2 hours. I even placed second in my age group. (OK, there were only two of us, but don't tell anyone else!)
The cold water took my breath away at first and the first 400m or so was very tough. After that I fell into my stroke and the water temperature was actually very good for swimming.
Thanks for the prod to do this!