Meet Summer Petro
“To provide women, both young and young-at-heart, with the direction and motivation to lose weight and never find it again.”
I’m beyond excited to unveil my little project, Funeral For My Fat. Anyone close to me knows that the only thing greater than my love of fitness is my passion for food. I created Funeral For My Fat to help women quit their fat for good. I get discouraged by girls who want to better themselves only to get sucked into a vicious cycle, rotating through crash diets, diet pills, detoxes, etc. What they fail to understand is that these fads put the focus on the end result – their physical appearance. Truth be told, we all have the same insecurities whether we are 100 lbs or 200 lbs. Another difficult challenge women face during their weight loss journey is kitchen. But fear not, women; I can help you overcome this obstacle! This website offers numerous mouth-watering-fat-blasting, nutritionally valuable recipes. Bill Phillips said “Food is the most widely abused anti-anxiety drug in America, and exercise is the most potent yet underutilized antidepressant.” Funeral For My Fat encompasses this idea, making exercise and clean eating enjoyable and convenient!
How I prefer to be BERRIED
Nutrition & Dietetics Major at Auburn University
Previously worked as a Clinical Nutritionist Assistant at The Methodist Hospital Houston
Nationally Qualified NPC Bikini Competitor
Labrada Nutrition Sponsored Athlete
I really committed to eating clean mid-summer 2012. I decided I was going to compete in October in the bikini division of the NPC. Competing ultimately taught me how to discipline myself. I met with a nutritionist, increased my time spent in the gym and set specific goals for myself. For example, I had specific numbers, like measurements, weight, body fat percentage, etc., in mind. The closer I got to the show the more I anticipated this stress-free, happy-go-lucky life. When October rolled around I was a mess. The night before the show I seriously considered dropping out. But I decided it would be much more embarrassing to have come so far and not even try. Well, the morning of the show I woke up with a different attitude. And much to my surprise I actually won my class. I could not have felt more proud of my hard work but at the same time was so dissatisfied with life. I had become so consumed with creating a “perfect” body that I had lost sight of what truly makes me happy- spending time with my friends and family, being “in the moment”, and enjoying LIFE. Yes, I learned how to be disciplined when prepping for a competition but my friendships, school and psychological health suffered. I was focusing too much on my physical appearance.
And I think a lot of men and women fall into this rut. It’s so easy to lose sight of yourself and what’s important when starting a new workout regimen and diet because you’re SO determined to make a specific physical change. It’s great to set goals for yourself and discover your full potential. But it is most important to realize at the end of the day a perfect physique won’t solve all your problems. Its so easy to go through magazines and fitness fan pages and feel like everyone else has it so much better. I understand because I felt that way for a long time.
It honestly wasn’t until this past April that I realized I’m worth so much more than my physical appearance. I have wanted to launch this page for months now but have been trying to make it more of a self-improvement, recipe filled, lighthearted and educating health page opposed to a how-to-look-like-Barbie fitness page. If you take away anything from this page let it be that you are BEAUTIFUL. Hopefully my recipes and workout advice will help you reach your goals sooner than later. It’s very easy to get discouraged when things don’t run smoothly but that is life. My favorite saying of all time is, “Fall down 7 times, get up 8.”