ISSA certified personal trainer, Tori Clement’s journey took her from being overweight to American Ninja Warrior.
What challenges made you change your lifestyle?
Every day, I faced the struggle of my clothes fitting uncomfortably, or not at all. One of my biggest challenges was my mindset; a lack of confidence, low self-esteem and zero motivation to feel, look and perform better.
What was the turning point for you?
When I stopped focusing on how I thought I should look, and concentrated on gaining strength, power and balance. It made everything I thought was important fall into place.
How did you identify your new goals?
Setting goals brings out the best in us and helps push us forward. When I started training on obstacles in 2015, my strength was nowhere near the level expected of American Ninja Warrior. As I began to grow stronger, my goals grew with me and I realized competing on ANW wasn’t out of my reach after all.
How did you overcome any obstacles?
Even the most painful experiences can lead to the most extraordinary opportunities, and keeping yourself physically and mentally strong helps us overcome those obstacles.
How did you stick to your meal plan?
Through planning and preparing my meals in advance. It’s all about giving your body the nutrients it needs, while also maintaining a balance and enjoying the foods we love to eat.
Tori’s meal plan
Meal 1: 3 egg whites, 2 whole eggs, 2 cups spinach, 1/3 cup peppers
Meal 2: 140g chicken breast, 2 cups of broccoli, spicy mustard drizzle
Meal 3: 120g salmon, ½ cup white rice, 6asparagus spears
Meal 4: (Preworkout): ¾ cup oatmeal, 1tbsp almond butter, ½ banana, 1 scoop whey protein
Meal 5: (Postworkout) 3 cups spinach, ½ banana, 114ml unsweetened vanilla almond milk, 2tbsp almond butter, ½ avocado, 1 scoop whey protein powder
Meal 6: 140g ground turkey, 6oz sweet potatoes
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