Welcome in our newest member of the Front Porch News team, Whitney Vaughan. Vaughan is the founder of FitWhit and has experience writing health and fitness related columns in the past. Vaughan is also very active with Crossfit Sulphur Springs and will now be sharing her work with us here at Front Porch News.
“I’m very excited about joining the Front Porch News Family and writing columns on nutrition,” Vaughan said. “I’m looking forward to helping others.”
We at Front Porch News are very excited to be welcoming Vaughan in as a contributor, but rather than introduce her ourselves, why don’t we let Whitney introduce herself.
My name is Whitney Vaughan, and I’m an East Texas native who thrives on helping others. A little over a year after having my third child and then sitting at home for months due to COVID, I decided it was time to get healthy. I had to really think about what that meant for me and what it would look like, so I began my journey with counting macros and getting back into CrossFit.
Most of my adult life I have been physically active, whether it was working out in a gym doing my own thing, following workouts in a book, running, following a kettle bell workout program, or being active in even previous years in CrossFit. Also, all of my adult life, I’ve been a mother, full-time student with a job, or full-time teacher. Finding time to workout has always been important to me, but I never really reaped the benefits of the physical activity and being “fit” until I started giving my body the nutrition it needed. I have three children. We are active in after school activities, and our family is involved in community events almost weekly. A plan that gave me exactly what to shop for and what to eat each day was necessary for me to be successful. Meal plans are perfect for that because I am able to take a few hours on the weekend to be prepared for the entire week to just grab and go.
Counting macros also worked for me because it helped with portion control. I grew up with the mindset that you eat whatever is put in front of you, so weighing out portions of food and still being able to “eat whatever is in front of me” worked! Counting macros and following a weekly plan has helped me transition into living a healthy lifestyle. I strive to fuel my body with foods that work together to energize and burn fats.
After about a year of counting macros and consistently exercising, I lost approximately 15 pounds of fat and was able to build lean muscle with proper nutrition. Friends and family began to notice. In fact, a very close friend reached out to me and wanted help with her meal planning, so I started taking what I was doing weekly and making it fit her needs. That included setting up and managing her macros and building a customized meal plan for her. This led to the creation of the FitWhit program.
The FitWhit program is the answer to what do you eat, how do you cook it, and what do you need to get at the grocery store. Let’s help make your health and nutrition a lot easier to manage. Welcome to FitWhit!