Goal: Manage Weight
Result: Lost 30 pounds
My turning point was when I realized how much I was missing by staying inside and being afraid or too self-conscious to interact with my friends and loved ones. I have a wonderful girlfriend who is very active and enjoys the outdoors, which always intimidated me because I felt that I could not keep up. Being embarrassed of how I looked was really taking a toll on our relationship. This is what led to me to decide that I was no longer going to let my weight or my self-consciousness hold me back from spending time with the people I love.
My inner transformation has changed my life even more than my outer transformation. The confidence I have gained is unexplainable. I gained the courage to ask my girlfriend, the woman of my dreams, to marry me. That alone will impacted my life forever. I feel that no challenge is too great for me to take on.
This was not an easy challenge, there were a lot of bumps in the road, but it was worth it. After going through this journey I feel that there is no goal I cannot attain. I went from being nervous to go on a short hike to competing in a 5K race. When I ran my first 5K I was proud of myself for completing that challenge. That feeling has really inspired me to push myself to do things that I have always wanted to do, but have just been too hesitant to try. I really believe that if others could go through this lifestyle transformation, they too would gain confidence like I have. I hope that my story on the Body-for-LIFE community page will inspire others the way that reading others’ stories inspired me. There are a lot of young males around my age who hold themselves back because they are not confident enough to better themselves.
I hope that in my future career as a personal trainer, I can motivate others to make changes for a healthier lifestyle. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone seeking motivation and support to change their life for the better.
* BODY FOR LIFE fitness goals vary by person, but through proper diet, resistance training and aerobic training, the BODY FOR LIFE program may help you achieve yours.
Individual results may vary.