Lyndsey Crabill has worked at A.G. Rhodes of Cobb for two years. She works in the Therapy Department as a certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA), and is currently pursuing her Occupational Therapist License.
Crabill struggled with her weight for a long time. She tried many diets but nothing really worked. Then several years ago she started using MyFitnessPal to track her calories, along with eating a high protein/high fiber diet. By doing this, she lost more than 100 pounds.
Crabill also started incorporating exercise into her daily routine with weightlifting. She started weightlifting with the help of her brother and it has resulted in her burning fat and
replacing it with muscle. She has continued with her diet and lifts weights five days a week. She can now squat 250 pounds!
Crabill’s advice to someone who is just starting out is to start with small changes.
“A brand new diet and exercise program that is vastly different from your routine is too
daunting,” she says.
Crabill suggests small steps like using sugar-free coffee creamer, taking the stairs, keeping small pieces of chocolate on hand and eating one after dinner to satisfy your sweet tooth, and start taking a walk after meals.
“These small changes become habits that can really add up to a healthy lifestyle,” says Crabill.
(March 8, 2017)