I have always struggled with diet and fitness. I’ve never been one to live in the gym and athleticism has never been my forte. Not even after living in LA, the land of the pretty people, for almost a decade now has caused me to fall into the whole gym rat lifestyle. Never one to fall into peer pressure, the pretty people don’t phase me. My sometime struggle with self-image is completely self imposed and something that I am diligently working on.
When it comes to diet, the closest I come to being vegan is the occasional ordering of my favorite Santa Fe Crispy Chickin’ sandwich from The Veggie Grill. They aren’t paying me to write that yet, that sandwich is actually amazing! I digress! Back to my point – it’s almost as if the mere thought of food results in my waist expanding. It’s not something I chose, it’s hereditary.
Diabetes, hypertension, obesity and heart problems have all staked their claim on my family and so it’s been quite the arduous task keeping those death dealers at bay. As 2016 began to come to a close, I realized that I needed a secret weapon in this battle I have been fighting. I needed someone with the skill, the attitude and the fire to whip me into shape.
Enter Coach G!
I ushered in 2017 with the mindset of getting my fitness in order at all cost. There was no other choice! My first order of business was finding the right fitness coach that would create a routine that worked best for me. After interviewing several personal trainers, I decided to begin working with Coach G for a number of reasons. Not only does he completely KICK MY ASS (see below pic of me sweating it out on the Rowing Machine) in the gym, but he also works closely with me on my nutrition. He holds me accountable if I even think of consuming something he wouldn’t approve of. I actually had about fifty extra air-squats given to me as punishment for eating a bag of Doritos and drinking a Pepsi. I won’t make that mistake again!
See it works! Yay Fitness!
It is my intention to document my health and fitness journey here and to provide some sort of inspiration to those of you who face the same challenges I face.
At the time of this writing, my IT Band is sore AF and I’m sweating at the mere thought of what impending torture (not really) Coach G will impose on me at my next session. BUT there is no complaining (that’s definitely a BIG NO)! This pain is the good pain. This is the pain that is making me better! This is the pain that will turn out to be worth it. At just halfway through the first five weeks of the new year, I’m determined to make 2017 an amazing year in the health and fitness department and I’m proud that I’m off to a great start.
Doesn’t the saying go something like “summer bodies are made in the winter”? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
Here’s to everyone that needs a little kick in the ass to get that ass back in shape! I salute you!
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