Jim and Tiffany
He and She are husband and wife of almost 6 years. He and She realized that in order to support one another through life's ups and downs (hopefully more ups than downs), they would need to feel good. To feel good, they choose to eat clean and eat from nature instead of natural foods stripped to form processed foods such as crackers, spreads/sauces and sugary snacks.
His name is Jim. He is 34. Growing up a Southern boy just outside of Atlanta, he was raised on the traditional regional cuisine of fried foods, meat-flavored overcooked beans (which we will admit, are quite yummy) and biscuits. He travels approximately 44 weeks out of the 52 week year as Director of Sales for a K-12 focused School Nutrition Software company. He enjoys manly activities like trout fishing, college football, mowing the lawn and pretending to like to shop with his wife. He is level-headed and thinks before he acts/reacts. He is a man of his word and a man of God.
Her name is Tiffany. She is 28. She doesn't really have a home town - her family moved so many times when she was younger, she would often be at 2 different schools in 1 year. No, she is not an Army brat. She grew up eating what her parents thought was healthy, and admits that her mother tried the Richard Simmon's Deal a Meal when she was little. She is an ACE-certified personal trainer and an aerobics instructor, teaching classes ranging from Zumba, cycling, body sculpting, to water aerobics. She enjoys lifting weights, sewing and window shopping for clothes that she can recreate. She is not level-headed, nor does she think before she acts/reacts. She does not like to talk about herself. She is tender-hearted and cries at the drop of a hat.
Tiffany is pregnant! Check out her personal fitness and faith blog and follow along with the pregnancy at www.tiffanystaples.com. You can also connect with her directly on facebook!
Scott and Whitney
He and She are husband and wife of 5 years. He started eating clean and working out 3 years ago when he realized that truly fit lifestyle requires a strict combination of both clean eating and focused exercising. She did not jump on board until 2 years after he started and since then there has been no looking back for either one!
His name is Scott. He is 30. He grew up in a suburb of Atlanta and has since moved to a small town in Georgia. He is the Director of Finance for a golf organization. He grew up eating the exact opposite foods one would consider to be healthy – ONLY red meat, very little veggies, junk food snacks, and overly processed foods. Food was based on convenience rather than nutritional value and he didn’t know the nutritional difference between fried chicken versus grilled chicken until about two years ago. He lost his dad (age 49) to cancer when he was 16. He restricts his diet to mostly organic, clean, whole foods and enjoys learning as much as he can about the clean eating lifestyle. His hobbies are baseball, backpacking, weight lifting, mountain biking, and investing. He hopes he can inspire others to learn about clean eating and the perils of processed and genetically-modified foods by sharing his experiences and advice.
Her name is Whitney. She is 27. She is the cousin of Jim (the “other” he). She grew up on a family farm outside of Atlanta. She spent her childhood helping on the farm and learned the value of hard work early. She grew up eating whatever was fixed for her which was not all necessarily bad; however, there are pictures of her walking around drinking Coke out of a baby bottle! (Thanks Mom!) She graduated from NGCSU with a degree in Finance but currently works for an insurance company. She is also an ISSA certified personal trainer and online coach. She loves all things related to finance, politics, clean eating, and lifting weights. She truly wants everyone she knows and loves to eat clean so they can live long, healthy lives!
You can read more about our clean eating transformation story here.
Scott & Whitney's Top 8:
Favorite Recipe: Honey Chipotle Ground Chicken
Favorite Dessert: Clean Cookie Dough
Favorite Store-Bought Protein Bar: Quest Nutrition
Favorite Protein Powder: MRM Veggie Protein
Favorite Workout Gear: Adjustable Dumbbells
Favorite Kitchen Gear: Vitamix
Favorite Post: Getting Started with Clean Eating