I Tried Eat.Train.Live: Here’s What I Thought

Image: Instagram/@eat.train.live.toronto

The day is Monday and you start off your week like any other… With affirmations to do well and be a healthy human being because your body is your temple. You only have one life to live, you are WOMAN, you are strong, and all that jazz.

Fast forward the week to Friday and if you’re like me, you realize that your promise to do well for yourself is one of those “reality vs. what you think will happen” situations. Your fridge is filled with multiple takeout containers, your gym clothes don’t have a spot of sweat on them, and you’re a water-deprived, caffeine-loaded shell of a person thinking, there goes another week.

The task to be healthier may seem daunting, even impossible, and while making affirmations is good, actually DOING them is even better! That’s why I decided to try Eat.Train.Live, a holistic program that cuts out all the guesswork. Created by personal trainer, at-home chef and sports nutritionist, Lonie Murdock and her partner Naturopathic Doctor, Candice Todd, Eat.Train.Live is meant for those of us who have good intentions, but just no freakin’ time.

When I first started the program, my relationship with eating healthy was one of those on-again, off-again things – like I really like you, but I also find you incredibly difficult. In swooped the meal portion of the program, kind of like that wonderful, amazing new guy you’ve met that makes you realize you can do better.

Each meal is approximately 30 grams of protein, 30 grams of healthy carbs, is under 500 calories and is absolutely delicious! The portions aren’t stingy and with new menus every week, you can be sure you won’t grow an aversion to healthy eating.

Chicken Sausage and Sweet Potato Waffles with Berries (Image: Aly Zorn)

Honey Harissa Trout with Zucchini and Sesame Quinoa (Image: Aly Zorn)

There are a number of meal plans you can choose from starting at $168 per week, with two delivery days during the week. Have your breakfast game together? Choose the Kickstarter which focuses on lunch and dinner. Or if breakfast is your Achilles heel, opt for the Traditionalist which has a full week’s breakfast. All over the map? Choose the Premium, which is fully customizable.

Once I had experienced the meal portion, you could say I was hooked (I will definitely be ordering again) and with some healthy food in my body, and more energy than usual, I was ready to meet Murdock for the training portion of Eat.Train.Live.

HOLY SHIT!!! If a good workout is what you want, a good workout is what you will get. Murdock will make you sweeeeeat. Don’t let this scare you though. The workout is tough, but she is also always at your side paying attention to ensure proper form or make adjustments if an exercise is too intense. When the endorphin high wears off the next day, you will be sore. The following two days were painful for me, but despite this, I felt stronger and the burn served as a sense of accomplishment.

Personal Trainer Lonie Murdock (Image: Instagram/@eat.train.live.toronto)

Just like the meal portion of Eat.Train.Live, the training part of the program has different options as well, with the ability to go at your own pace and book appointments that fit your schedule. It also includes options to book an in-home nutrition consultation and a naturopathic intake with Todd. That’s what I call “full-service”, no?

So whatever stage you’re at with healthy living, you no longer have to feel like you’re trapped inside a “the struggle is real” meme. Start making those affirmations a reality! For more information on Eat.Train.Live and to see this weeks menu head here and here.

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Will you give Eat.Train.Live a try? How do you plan on getting healthy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or tweet us at @ViewtheVibe.