In my mid to late thirties I found myself taking on more work and responsibilities, leaving very little time for anything else. Not only was I running my own business with my brother, but I started working on my days off for a friend and also became the chairman of my local Business Improvement Association. Working 7 days a week for months on end and being the point person for all neighborhood activities (ie: street festivals/capital cost sharing projects/ neighbourhood beautifation) leaves very little time for much else. I found the first thing to go was carving out time to work out. I would always pay for a membership at my local gym but never found time to go, using it at most half a dozen times a year. When I wasn’t working, I had zero motivation to go to the gym or get off the couch. My eating habits also started to deteriorate and as my thirties moved upwards, so did the numbers on the scale.
I found the first thing to go was carving out time to workout. I would always pay for a membership to my local gym but never found time to go, using it at most half a dozen times a year. Eating habits also started to deteriorate and as my thirties moved upwards, so did the scale. At 38 and knowing I had to do something to get back in shape I told myself I would join Bodies By Design, a gym that I had gone to in my twenties after university when my weight had creeped up to its present level. My previous experience with BBD was phenomenal, propelling me to the best shape of my life. I knew the results I could achieve, but couldn’t find the time.
I tuned 39 and my weight gain continued. I would tell myself “if I could get in shape myself, I would have done it already.
However, having that appointment with my trainer and having to weigh in every week always kept me coming in and working on my nutrition. Around the time I noticed my stamina increasing, I also noticed the weakness and pain in my knees had disappeared.
I’ve built a very good base and have reached the goals I set out to get. Moving forward, I hope to build on my successes and make a healthier more active lifestyle a permanent part of my life.