In this episode, Tina talks to Allison Jackson, a former bodybuilder and wellness coach who focuses on macro nutrition and overall well-being for career-oriented women in companies. She discusses the importance of finding the right balance and prioritizing health over aesthetics. Additionally, she provides valuable tips for transitioning from macro-tracking to intuitive eating and listening to your own body.
- Why she quit bodybuilding after 10 years
- Advice for transitioning from macros to intuitive eating
- Her non-negotiable self-care practices
- How meditation fits into her life now
- Her daily life as a full-time businesswoman
- Spirituality and intuition as part of recovery
- Being a Type A perfectionist
- Her favorite books and podcasts
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About Tina Haupert:
Tina Haupert is the owner of Carrots ‚N‘ Cake, as well as a certified nutrition coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P).
Tina and her team use functional testing and a personalized nutrition approach to help women find balance in their diet while achieving their body composition goals.
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About Allison Jackson:
Allison Jackson Fitness originally started as FitMomsofNJ.com in 2010 when Allison realized how many of her mom friends were struggling to lose weight, looking for ways to incorporate exercise into their busy lives, or figuring out how to prioritize health and care for their families at the same time.
Fitness is her passion. As a teenager, she read her father’s Muscle & Fitness magazines and tried lifting weights in her unfinished basement with a weight bench and dumbbells. Her mother took her to Jazzercise classes. She struggled with her weight, but in those early years, she caught the fitness bug.
Before becoming a fitness competitor, she played field hockey throughout her school and college years. During college, she became a certified aerobics instructor (back then it was called „Aerobics,“ and leotards and legwarmers were all the rage). She also obtained her personal trainer certification. She taught everything from step aerobics to kickboxing (who remembers the Billy Blanks Tae-Bo style?). Then she started running… she ran 5ks, 10ks, half marathons, some sprint triathlons, two marathons (NYC and Philly), a Warrior Dash, and a Tough Mudder.
But she wanted more.
In the late 90s, she discovered fitness competitions (think bodybuilding and beauty pageants) that involved fitness and posing routines. At 25 years old, she took gymnastics classes in a class full of nine-year-olds. It wasn’t her thing.
Fast forward to 2012, when she found a trainer who was also an IFBB Figure Pro and was willing to prepare her for her first figure competition. Most organizations had eliminated the fitness routine part, and she was finally ready to take on this challenge.
She competed in her first competition in 2012 and continued until she received her pro card last year – it took her four years!
What she loves more than anything else is when people say they are inspired or motivated to exercise because of what she has done.