On April 15th 2009 I weighed almost 200 pounds, 196 to be exact. Determined to get back to a healthy weight and get back to being fit, I worked hard with a trainer to loose 30 pounds. I went to the gym three to five times a week and calculated all the foods I ate EVERYDAY. It was hard work but it did pay off.
I no longer work with a personal trainer but in two months, October and November, I did loose another 10 pounds on my own. Working without someone to guide me has been challenging. I lack the skills a professional has to offer. I also have to sadly admit that I gained 14 pounds over the Holidays
Still 25 pounds away from my goal I now need a little spark to be re-energized and I definitely need professionals. After ten months of hard work, my routine is exactly that, a routine. Training has become stale or non-existent. For the past two months, I have found myself discouraged to get to the gym as the gym I go to is over-crowded and the classes I like taking are usually full.
Most people talk about starting to lose weight, but I want to focus on finishing losing weight. I have been successful so far, but have hit a wall. I need help to finish what I started ten months ago.
I intend to utilize this opportunity as a way to reach my health goals and to be re-energized in continuing a healthy lifestyle. I hope to learn from professionals and from my peers on how to carry-out a healthy lifestyle that I can maintain for the rest of my life.
Training and running is exactly what I need to get that last push, to loose weight and become better fit.
Most importantly, I hope to meet professionals and people that are invested in creating a healthy lifestyle. I hope that through those contacts I might finally meet people that have similar goals and together we can be encouraging to one another.