To give you all a little back ground on me....
I had always been in what I called “average guy shape” most of my adult life.
When I was a kid and teenager I ate what I wanted, played sports and was skinny; really, too skinny. Being skinny was never any fun growing up; people don’t realize a skinny kid can feel just as bad and get teased just as much as an over weight kid.
I worked out when I could in college, in between class and beer parties! But then I began to get the “skinny guy beer gut”! Well, as I got older, I began to notice that I was putting on a lot of fat and losing the little muscle tone I had. I have to admit, It didn't bother me much, because my thought was "at least I'm not skinny anymore!"
I really think I was in denial about not being in good shape anymore until one day my dad made a comment when I took my shirt off while playing tennis; "what happened to you? look at that gut!". Well, I began to workout again; running, lifting weights in 3 to 6 months stretches; but never really had a plan/program or a goal in mind. It was one of those “figure it out as you go workouts”; it just did not work!
Well, one day while on vacation in Florida in January of 2007 I saw the infomericial for P90X and was immediately excited to order it and get going on what looked like an extremely challenging workout .
To put it simply, P90X Changed my life.
I would not be where I am today without that program. P90X, along with eating a healthy diet, helped get me through the hardest time in my life. In spring 2008 I got divorced. To make a long story short, it sucked, but I battled through it, thanks in large part to sticking with my fitness and healthly eating program. It was at this time I decided my passions were truly in the Health and fitness field, and I decided to make a career of it. In December of 2008 I recieved My NASM Personal Trainer Certification and have been been helping people on their journey to a healthier way of living ever since. I have truly found my passion in life with personal training, and love working with a variety of clients helping them achieve their fitness goals. I tell you all of this to show that I am just a regular person, just like you. We ALL have our hard times, we all get knocked down. But as a GREAT MAN once said.....
"It's Not Whether You Get Knocked Down, It's Whether You Get Back Up" ~ Vince Lombardi