A Few Speedbumps

It seems I’ve hit a couple of bumps in my fitness journey. One was expected the other however was not. I’ve known that I would be leaving at the end of the week on a mini vacationĀ for a little over a month now. That was planned and expected and since it will fall partly on the weekend I wasn’t too worried about it. Sunday night I came down with a nasty stomach virus which has put me out of commission until I leave. The stomach virus was completely unexpected. I didn’t knowingly come into contact with anybody who had it so as I said it was a shock. It is important that I don’t try to push myself and allow time to recover. I have decided not to try to get a workout in before I leave and to just resume when I return.

These are minor setbacks and as soon as I return I will be back at it. Things like this happen from time to time and there is nothing you can do to stop it. You just have to deal with the punches and carry on. I don’t see this putting a damper on my goals or my progress. It may be hard to adjust when I get back but I’m expecting to smoothly slide back into the flow of things.

Getting Back into Personal Trainer Condition

My fitness journey has been a long bumpy road. It seems I always have the motivation to get in shape but once I get there I don’t have the motivation to maintain my results. It’s hard. It’s a constant mental battle. It hurts, it’s not always fun, it takes discipline, it is a choice that may keep you from going out with friends but it’s something that is essential to maintaining a quality life. It’s essential for living a healthy happy life yet I still struggle with it. I completed P90X in 2012 once at the beginning of the year and once at the end of the year. I wasn’t a believer in it when I started but the results are hard to deny.

Awesome results in just 90 days!

Awesome results in just 90 days!

Since then I have become a certified personal trainer and started my own fitness business (Full Blown Fitness). Also since then I had a job at a gym, left the job at the gym, got married, spent a month away from home and came back heavier than I have ever been. Weight isn’t everything as the scales tend to lie but none of my pants fit either. I’ve struggled through the years with staying motivated to workout but now I’ve realized that this constant cycle of “in shape, out of shape” isn’t working. There is no denying that working out makes me feel better both mentally and physically while not working out has the exact opposite effect. I’m tired of feeling sluggish and being out of shape it’s time for a permanent change.

At the time of this writing I have worked out consistently every day for 2 weeks. It may not seem like much but I am down 3 pounds and my pants are already easier to button. My goal in life is to help as many people be fit and live a healthy lifestyle as I can and I can’t very well do that if I’m not living that life myself. In the past I have looked at getting fit as a destination, I’ve seen it as “when I get to xx lbs I can stop” or “when I can see my abs I can stop” now I realize that isn’t true. The truth is that for me to live a fulfilling life this can’t be a destination but rather a journey. It’s a lifestyle. I will be using this blog to talk about my journey and the struggles I have along the way. The photo below is me now at 210lbs. This is by far the biggest I have ever been. My height is 5’6″. For reference in the “After” photo in the P90X results above I weighed 185lbs. My goal is to get back to 185lbs.

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