A Weight Loss Wake-Up Call
Before I started my weight loss journey I was tired all the time. I wasn’t able to get out and run around with my kids because I was too winded. I had heartburn nearly every day, along with sleep apnea.
I started my weight loss journey after visiting the doctor. Test results showed that I had:
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- high liver points
My doctor finished explaining the results by telling me, “if you continue the way you are going, you will be dead by the time you’re 45”. I was only 27 years old.
That night I went home and committed to changing my life… I had to. I was 5’10”, 270 pounds, and it was only going to get worse. I stopped smoking, stopped drinking and changed my diet. It wasn’t an easy transition, but it was one that I had to make in order to live the life that I wanted and needed to live.
Personal Training Holds You Accountable
I had someone that I could go to for advice on nutrition and exercise. I was an athlete when I was younger, and knew some things about working out, but not as much as I wanted to know. The person I leaned on helped me get a diet plan down and helped me by keeping me accountable and motivating me to press toward my goals.
After losing 105 pounds I am able to do things like chase the kids around, go hiking and rock climbing.
My blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar levels, and liver are all perfect. I no longer have heartburn or sleep apnea. I have more energy than ever, and all because I made the changes that I needed to make.
Giving Back After Weight Loss
Losing the weight gave me back my life. I can do anything physically that I want to do without pain, fear, or embarrassment. I became a personal trainer because I wanted to help other people get to the same place; a place of success, and joy.
I wanted to be a part of people gaining back control of their lives and living the life that every human being deserves to live.
I needed help, and had someone that had the ability to help me, now I get to be that help to others.