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What’s your name and where do you come from?
My name is Evelyn Serrano and I'm from Oklahoma, but now live in Texas!
Do you have a family and what’s your profession?
I am an engineer and that's how I moved to Texas. I met my fiance, Kevin, there and we have a dog named Gerald. He's a miniature schnauzer and he 100% lives up to the name Gerald lol.
How did you get introduced to PLT?
I actually found PLT through the Peloton Facebook group. And, I'm so glad I found it!
Who is your coach?
Coach Pete! Woot woot!
Name 3 things that sum up your thoughts on your coach
1. Encouraging and Knowledgeable!
2. He's there as much as you need him. He can be very involved if you want him to be or he'll sit back and let you do your thing without being overbearing. I love that!
3. He's trusting of his clients but pushes when he needs to. I'm so happy that he gives me the ability to navigate this journey. It's encouraging to know that I can do this, but he's there to steer the ship when I get off course.
Are you engaged in regular exercise/a sport?
Yes! I exercise about 5 days a week on average. Sometimes it's 6 and sometimes it's 4. Haha depends on the week. I like the feeling of exercise and it's a great de-stresser. I will do Grit classes (HIIT style - Strength, Plyo, Cardio), Peloton classes and Crossfit. I like to mix it up or I get bored!
How did you find your PLT onboarding experience & community experience?
Sooooooo easy! It's simple and uncomplicated. The community Facebook group is one of the best things about PLT. Knowing that others are going through the same thing as you and sharing those experiences makes this experience gratifying and not daunting. I love that the coaches share tips and impart useful information. I've learned so much by being in that group.
What dieting programs had you tried previously and what makes PLT standout from previous programs?
I've done a previous macro type of program about 2-ish years ago. The structure was very similar. But, PLT stands out because it seems that there is more science and thought behind the macro numbers. I never could be at the calorie count I'm at now and have survived it with my previous program. PLT also focuses on maintenance. This is HUGE. My previous program didn't do that and I believe it to be so important! The community aspect as well is extremely motivating and I think a huge part of the success of the program. I find it motivating to see others and that it doesn't have to be a purely solo journey!
What successes have you found since joining PLT, scale or non-scale?
My clothes fit soooooo much better! I have muscles starting to show up and that's such a confidence booster. I can wear bathing suits and feel so comfortable. It's a confidence booster too when others notice these physical changes too!
How have you increased your nutritional education since PLT?
I feel like I've learned a crazy amount about nutritional education and I don't think I've even scratched the surface! The nuances about how carbs, fat, and protein can affect your body, macronutrient timing, NEAT, alcohol (I wish there was better news about this lol) and how there's a different approach if you're just wanting to lose weight or if you're a super athlete. This only scratches the surface!
What 1 piece of advice would you give to people considering joining PLT or new members?
If you're thinking about doing it, DO IT. And don't do it for anyone else, but do it for yourself. You are answerable to YOU.
Your turn now; what 1 thing would you like to ask me?
What's the one food, regardless of the macros, that you would eat?!
Hi Evelyn, tks for the question!
This one is EASY....it would be an Indian curry! My choice would be a chicken tikka dhansak, vindaloo hot and peshwari naan! Growing up in England, you can find a curry takeout on every street, it;s like a pizza in America. There's a curry dish that is actually the English national dish, its that popular! I love them so much, it was a serious discussion about moving to the States because theres very few here where we live....but ive acclimatized now and only eat them when I visit home!
Tks Evelyn, for taking the time to share your PLT experiences with the community and myself