Setting and Creating Goals
When I began my transformation, my main goal was to become healthier. I was weighing in at 220 lbs at 5ft 7in, suffering from the beginning stages of high blood pressure, and had low self confidence. That’s when I decided I need to make a change in my life.
At that time, I was lucky to work for a company that reimbursed your gym fees if you managed to go 4 times per week. That forced me to get use to geting in 4 fours days a week and do something at the gym. If that meant I just walked on the treadmill or did the elliptical, at least I was doing something.
Once I broke through the barriers and made the gym my new healthy habit, I realized I wanted more. I wanted to break through the intimidation that most feel when they start working out for the first time. So I stepped up my game and started seeing a personal trainer a few times a week.
Working out was second nature to me at this point, now was the time to focus on nutrition. What was I eating? How much was I eating? Where could I make changes that would help me in the gym and reflect on the scale.
The weight was coming off, I was so excited. For the first time in my life I was gaining a level of confidence and I knew no one could take that away. I earned with my sweat, tears, and a little blood (those deadlifts can be brutal).
My next goal was to become stronger, faster, and continue to dial my nutrition in.