It all started when I began college – the drinking, poor diet and lack of exercise. My school program was very time consuming, and as the weight started to pile on, I just used that for my excuse. “I don’t have time to go to the gym, I need to buy my lunch, I didn’t have time to make a lunch,” etc. The list seemed to be never-ending, and I failed to realize what I was slowly doing to my body.
It got to a point where I didn’t want to go out with friends and I just wanted to keep to myself. My energy levels were rapidly depleting and I was always tired. I got into this negative rut and I felt like I would never bounce back.
I decided it was time to take action … when I finished college. I had kept prolonging it, but I made a promise to myself that once I graduated and landed a full-time job in my field, I would get back into the gym, follow a cleaner diet and try to shed off some of the unhealthy weight I gained.
I reminded myself that one hour of working out is only 4% of your total day! When I first came to Woodbridge and made my way into the gym I was very reserved and hesitant on working out. All I could see around me were beautiful, fit, healthy men and women.
I kept comparing myself to others and that did nothing for me. I had to refocus myself and set a goal, reminding myself that everyone else once started where I am. This only pushed me harder!
After a couple months of seeing hardly any results and adjusting my diet, I decided it was time to get a personal trainer. This was by far the BEST decision I had ever made … and the BEST money I had ever spent! I cannot begin to describe how immensely my trainer helped me reach my fitness goals and MORE!
The end result: I lost about 30 pounds and melted inches off my waist. I had realized what my other passion is in life – the GYM and WORKING OUT!
It’s been about three years now and I feel amazing! Words cannot explain how much I learned from my trainer and how much I am still learning on my own. It’s all trial and error. One thing I try to remind myself is to NEVER GIVE UP! You will always have room to improve and grow. Stay humble and don’t focus on others!
Focus on you and remind yourself what’s important – your HEALTH, mind, body and “The worst I can be is the same as everybody else.”
– Megan, BBD Member