Think about free weights. They start out at the small 2 lbs. and usually end up at 50 lbs. Those larger free weights would intimidate anyone. While I have never see anyone lift them, I use them as a reminder. Just over a year and a half ago, I used to carry that extra weight around on my body….. multiplied by 4.
400 lbs. is what it took for me to say it was time to stop. I was three times the size in which I should be, and I was slowly killing myself. I was slowly showing the world I did not care about my future. I realized I loved myself too much to allow it to continue in the next chapter of my life.
Anytime someone if faced with change in the core of his or her lifestyle, there typically is an adverse reaction. We want to rebel, cheat, make excuses, and find the easy way. That is what you see advertised everywhere: “Take this supplement”, “Cleanse for the weekend with lemon water”, “I only ate once today… at McDonalds”.
When getting to live a life of well-balanced health, there are no secrets. You have to be committed on doing the basics in your life: change nutritional habits – get your heart rate up daily by doing a variety of different physical activities – recognize unhealthy habits as such to remove them from your routine.
Being 170 lbs. lighter now and reflecting on the journey I am still in, I have to tell you there is nothing easy about changing yourself. There are times in which you will slip up, but that is okay.that is why the victory is greater.
I am honored to be documenting my journey as a Fitmark Ambassador. I do not have all of the answers, but I am experience a new, better me.
Fitmark Ambassador 2013