Skip to content
NEW MEMBERS. Black Fri-yay savings! Save $110, receive your first month for $49*. Use promocode FRIYAY49 at checkout. Previous SU Member? See your deal.

Katie’s Stronger U Story

Asset 3@2x
Kenzie Faris

Community Manager

Tell us a little bit about yourself!:
I am a busy wife, Mom and Realtor!

What did your life look like before Stronger U?:
I felt like I was eating right…a Wendy’s grilled chicken salad in the car during my days, less protein at night to “keep it light” and low carb and fat. And when I was eating out, all rules were broken, and ALL the food was eaten. I knew enough about food from doing Diet Center in college. I thought I was eating enough protein, fat and carbs. Turns out I had no clue what my body needed. I worked out daily since 7th grade, changing it up when the trends came around. I was always active, traveling, and walking. I felt OK but was starting to not sleep at night and felt like I was in a rut.

What does your life look like now?:
I am in control of the food! When I started, I was STUFFED. I was not eating enough previously. I slept through the night. My workouts actually started to show results! I am just as active, and my weight-training workouts show now! I feel like…I can put on anything in my closet. I can travel with 3 outfits and not bring loose clothing. I know how to estimate the food I can eat and MAINTAIN!

Why do you think Stronger U worked so well for you compared to other programs or diets?:
To have a coach to talk to or complain to or challenge you is the best. I had no clue why I was weighing all my food. And why I was so FULL all the time. Then when shifts happened, I would get a message from coach Michelle. It was time to make a move, and she would tell me WHY and what to expect on the scale, in my daily routine and how it will all come to a winning end for me.

What was something you regularly ate while on Stronger U that people wouldn’t expect you to eat on a diet?:
BUTTER!!

How much weight did you lose with Stronger U?:
54

How many inches did you lose off your waist?:
12

Did you have any favorite non-scale victories to share?:
When I went on Spring Break with my family and friends, I ate everything I wanted to, while sticking around what I should eat. With all the walking I did, I maintained that week. It was so eye-opening!

Has Stronger U positively impacted you professionally?:
Yes! I have clients notice my weight loss and many of them think that is a sign of commitment, focus and strength. You want a committed, focused, strong Realtor to sell your home!

Has Stronger U improved your overall health? If so, how?:
Yes, my cholesterol dropped!

If someone is thinking about joining Stronger U, what advice would you give them before beginning their journey?:
To trust the journey, especially at the beginning.

Is there anything else you would like to add about your journey?:
My coach Michelle Waranoski is just the best. She was there to help me, listen and PUSH me. I was not sure how I would get through an RV trip, and she helped me plan it out. She asked me what I was going to bring, where would I shop for fresh lettuce and then checked on me!

RELATED POSTS

Why All or Nothing Thinking Can Hurt Our Progress Webinar

Read Article

The Willpower Instinct with Dr. Kelly McGonigal 

“What’s something that you could change about the way you’re living your life that would help you be the version of yourself that you want to be, reach goals, and contribute more fully to the roles and relationships that matter to you?” - Dr. Kelly McGonigal

Read Article

Julia’s Stronger U Story

I am an active stay-at-home mom to two little girls (2 and 4). Originally from Upstate NY and now a resident of Charlotte, NC, for going on 8 years. I love working out and always have. I also have a huge sweet tooth, which is ironic since I have been a Type 1 diabetic since the age of 5.

Read Article

Road Trip Tips from a Stronger U Coach

Crank up the radio and roll the windows down, it's summer, which means Stronger U members are hitting the open road on road trips, camping excursions, and so much more. Stronger U coach Katie Leahy, RD, is dishing her common member tips for making this year's road trip the best one yet, with gas station and packing tips, how to handle the road, and much more!

Read Article

Why All or Nothing Thinking Can Hurt Our Progress Webinar

Read Article

The Willpower Instinct with Dr. Kelly McGonigal 

“What’s something that you could change about the way you’re living your life that would help you be the version of yourself that you want to be, reach goals, and contribute more fully to the roles and relationships that matter to you?” - Dr. Kelly McGonigal

Read Article

Is Stronger U right for you?

Take our quiz to learn if Stronger U is right for you and get a free seven-day jumpstart plan!

Asset 3@4x

Keep in touch!

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and updates from all things Stronger U.

By clicking Sign Up you're confirming that you agree with our Terms and Conditions.

Site Designed and Developed by 5by5 - A Change Agency