In this episode, Tina speaks with Allison Jackson, a former bodybuilder, and wellness coach, who focuses on macro nutrition and overall wellness for corporate professional women. She discusses the importance of finding the right balance and prioritizing health over aesthetics. She also shares 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-negotiables for self-care
- How meditation fits into her life now
- Her daily routine as a full-time corporate woman
- Spirituality and intuition as a recovering
- 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 approach to nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.
Connect with Allison Jackson:
Linkedin Page: Allison Jackson Fitness
Linkedin Personal: Allison Jackson
Facebook Page: Allison Jackson Fitness
Facebook Personal: Allison Jackson
About Allison Jackson:
Allison Jackson Fitness originally started out as FitMomsofNJ.com in 2010 when Allison began to realize how many of her mom-friends were either struggling to lose weight, looking for ways to incorporate exercise into their busy lives or trying to figure out how to prioritize their health while caring for their family.
Fitness is her passion. When she was in her teens, She used to read her Dad’s Muscle & Fitness magazines and attempt to lift weights and work out in their unfinished basement with a weight bench and some dumbbells. Her mom would take her to Jazzercise classes with her. She struggled with her weight, but it was during those early years that she caught the fitness bug.
Before she was a fitness competitor, she played field hockey all through high school and college. While in college, she became a certified aerobics instructor (back when they called it “aerobics” and leotards and leg warmers were all the rage). She also received her personal trainer certification. She taught everything from step aerobics to kickboxing (who remembers 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 90’s she discovered fitness competitions (think bodybuilding meets beauty pageant), which involved a fitness routine and posing routine. She took gymnastics lessons as a 25-year-old with a class full of 9-year-old’s. It was not her cup of tea.
Fast forward to 2012 when she discovered a trainer who was also an IFBB figure pro who was willing to prep her for her first figure competition. Most organizations had eliminated the fitness routine portion and she was ready to finally tackle this challenge.
She competed in her first competition in 2012 and continued to compete until this past year when she obtained her pro card — four years in the making!
What she loves more than anything is when people say they’re inspired by what she has done or motivated to try working out.