A Year of Healing My Body From Adrenal Burnout: Interview with Alex Mazzurco

Who is Alex Mazzurco? She’s someone you need to know, and we promise, you’ll LOVE her.

Alex Mazzurco has packed a whole lot of LIFE into her young 27 years. She started her fitness journey in college doing Hip Hop Abs and later those baby steps led her to the world of fitness competitions. 

I had seen bikini competitors and I new that was my next challenge. Little did I know the rollercoaster I was hopping on. Who knew you needed to eat more, lift a lot, do less cardio, buy a 300 dollar bedazzled bikini, become an oompa loompa, buy clear heels off of an exotic dancer website, learn how to pose, have the Sephora employees teach you how to do your make-up, and make sure you don’t miss your class? 

The first year I competed I prepped for 5 months and stepped on stage 3 times, I followed the “bro diet”, I did a lot of cardio, I trained the wrong muscle groups, I wore the wrong suit, I did my hair the wrong way, I did not know how to pose, I lacked confidence, experience, and knowledge and I didn’t place once. I am extremely driven and competitive and I couldn’t settle with those placings. I rebounded but I did not binge. 

I wanted to compete again but differently. There were girls on the internet eating protein bars and cereal AND prepping. Those were not in the long list of 10 foods I could eat on my “bro diet” and they were “bad foods”, so what was I doing wrong, why did I have to be so restricted? I found macros and my coach, Adam Atkinson and my life changed. I interviewed him for over 2 hours, I demanded answers, explanations, and attention – all things a coach should provide. I realized I was different, my muscles grew quickly and they utilized carbs differently. I researched, I communicated, I was in tune with my body and Adam listened to me. 

I want to encourage people, specifically young women, that they can have their (buff) cake and eat it too. While it is impossible to spot reduce fat, you can change your body composition. You can create a shape and you can enjoy foods, you only have to throw everything you’ve ever been taught about losing weight out the window. 

You are not stuck where you land.”

In this interview with Alex, we’ll pick up where this story leaves off– after Alex competed the last time, her body began to push back on all the training and dieting she’d put it through. And it pushed back hard. Alex had to learn how to heal herself by making major lifestyle changes and being willing to invest in a long-term approach with no timeline guarantees. Listen in to her inspiring story– because these lessons apply to so many of us! Be sure to tune in to part 2 after you’ve listened to this first episode!

This 2-part interview with Alex Mazzurco will flood you with more a-ha moments than you can imagine. Alex was an active figure competitor and killing it in the gym, until she very suddenly hit a brick wall with her health. Weight gain and fatigue were just the beginning of her body just plain giving out on her. Learn how she took a year to HEAL from the inside out and now is thriving both physically and emotionally. This interview will teach you so much about the importance of self-care and self-LOVE. Fitness should be FUN not punishment. Be sure to listen to both parts of this 2-part episode! PART TWO IS HERE.

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