WITNESS THE FITNESS
I have been a Certified Fitness Trainer for 10 years. In this time, I have seen many people succeed in achieving their goals and fitness journey. Unfortunately, I have seen those who have walked away from their fitness goals as well.
As bariatric (weight loss) surgery has become popular and more affordable, there are those who have chosen to go this route as part of their journey. The number one reason people choose surgery is because they don't believe they have the willpower and dedication to do it on their own; when in reality, it requires a greater amount of willpower and dedication. It is a complete lifestyle change. Not only does it affect daily diet, it causes the body to make drastic changes. Hair loss, malabsorption, loose and saggy skin, loss of proteins, reduced portions, dry skin, protruding teeth and many other side effects occur with weight loss surgery.
When I began training, I would take it very personal if a client didn't achieve their goals. It took me some time to realize that I can't do the work for you. I provide the knowledge and the tools, but the individual must put in the work.
As in everything we do, we must do it for ourselves! Life expectancy is greatly increased with a healthy lifestyle.
It is my pleasure to help those in need. It is even more pleasurable when I watch my clients succeed.
Everyone has the opportunity to feel better and look better. But, it is up to the individual to make it happen.
To all of those who have trusted me in helping with their fitness goals, I thank you all!
It has been an amazing journey, and I don't plan on quitting anytime soon!
Be safe, be healthy, be fit, and have FUN!
|Posted on October 26, 2012 at 8:11 PM||comments (8)|
I was having a conversation with a mental health professional the other day and she was telling me a story about people who continually think of themselves as "victims".
Even though you may have been a victim in the past; whether it be in an auto accident, theft, bullying, and more serious events such as sexual assault, death, or even PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). These events and many others may have made you a victim once, but you do not have to remain the "victim".
These things that make us victims do not have to keep us there! We must learn to accept the situation, and grow from them. The most important thing is that we no longer have to be a victim. Being subject to these types of crimes and events can make us stronger.
Most importantly everyone who faces such ordeals must remember and continue to tell themselves "I am no longer a victim"!
Fitness is one of the best ways to improve mental health. It is a great way to improve over all health, and feel better about yourself.
If you have been a victim "once", remember you never have to be a victim again.