With the help of her sister as one of her biggest motivators, Carissa made going to the gym a frequent part of her life. The first six months were the hardest, but Carissa forced herself to stick to her goals and saw it through. Now she trains five days a week on a strict schedule, runs regular races, and wants everyone to know that it truly is possible to transform yourself.
"Having a way to carry meals helps derail my temptations to cheat. I always have everything I need to stay on track right with me, so I have no excuses."
Since discovering a new love of fitness, Carissa has big plans for her professional future too. She is working on returning to school to study dietetics, with a long-term goal to become a Health and Fitness Coach specializing in helping people who struggle with depression and anxiety. We're honored to have played a role in Carissa's fitness transformation and thrilled that our meal management system helps her stay on track in everyday life. We wish her the best of luck in all her future endeavors – although we have a feeling she'll do great! Fitness and nutrition clearly go hand-in-hand, which is why Carissa rocks the Renee Tote everywhere she goes. Check out all our meal management bags – including gym totes, sports duffle bags, and briefcases – to find the perfect style for your busy life!
"You never regret working out. You only regret not working out."