BEFORE AND AFTER
For many of you that are close to me or see me every day, it has been a tough couple of months for my family. We had a tragic death in the family and then a house fire within 2 weeks of each other. Before the 2 weeks from HELL…I spent the previous 2 months working on a house that we were going to move into before it caught on fire.
I want to start by saying this post is not about people feeling sorry for us or our family. I want to share with people that I understand that life happens and that our fitness lives and routines can take a toll.
You see….before I started working on the farm house…I spent about 1 1/2 hours per day in the gym, 6 days a week and was eating really well . But because of my eagerness to get moved into the farm house, I started shortening my workouts up. In my head I told myself that my manual labor was enough to equal the workout. (But that is a bunch of crap and I know it, but I still told myself that.)
A MONTH AGO
So fast forward to the middle of July( just after the 2 weeks from HELL, to beginning of Aug…I was weighing in at 201 lbs and I am usually around 192. So 9 pounds gained. I am usually around 11% body fat and at the beginning of August I was about 16%.
So yes I gained weight and was getting fat. I wanted to make a million excuses of what made it ok, but I know that I just let my guard down. I allowed myself to be lazy. I am sure some of you can relate. Life will always get in the way. But the purpose of this post is again is not because I want ” YOU” the reader to comment to me that I am still awesome or that its ok.
The purpose of this blog is because life will always throw us tough times the rest of our lives. But we have to remember that we need to stick to what we are doing. Especially our diets. If I would have kept eating good, I believe my body would not have had such drastic changes.
SO WHAT DID I LEARN?
l learned a lot about myself. I thought I could never fall off the wagon. But I learned that under the right circumstance, I certainly can! I learned to be more understanding when people are going through a rough spell. (that does not mean I wont challenge you during this time, but I can understand psychology where you might be coming from.) But in the end I learned that I have some AWESOME support around me. (See Below)
LEGACY FITNESS PEEPS/FRIENDS
I know there will always be haters…people that don’t like me for some reason or another. But I had so many people (clients especially) that gave money, food and clothes to us in a matter of days. This is exactly what we needed and didn’t ever have to ask. I cant tell you how COOL it is to have a job in which we are like a club. Legacy Fitness is different than anything else around….trust me. You wont get that kind of support and love from any gym.
WHERE AM I AT NOW
Well as I state all the time…” I am not big on bragging on me, crappy, egotistical, un-confident trainers do that” I feel like its my job to be in shape and make good choices…not a daily celebration and picture update of my bulging biceps I put on Facebook or any other social media outlet.
But I will say, I am close to being were I was and have stared doing by far the most challenging workouts that I have personally ever done and feeling great and humbled at the same time. Humbled because the workouts are not easy for me…its tough and I want to give up and eat a package of Oreo’s and watch the Notebook…..LOL But you know what, I am not going to give up or give in. I plan to be the lowest body fat I have ever been soon. But you wont see me bragging or posting about it….but if your curious where I am at….ask me!
Thank you to anyone who read this and or has helped us out and prayed for us. I hope this blog inspired you to work through your struggles and helped you understand even the super motivated can fall. But its about getting back up and going again that matters! Trying to not make the same mistakes again.