Having trouble finding the motivation to get started? Or maybe you have the motivation to get started, but you just can’t seem to stay consistent – hopefully my story will help you.
My fitness journey started a little over 10 years ago. I was extremely skinny with very little muscle mass. I had a very hard time gaining weight. I had no natural gift or genetics of being big and strong. I was weak, unhealthy, and I knew it was time to make a change. I wish I could say it was all easy from there – but it wasn’t.
The first time I tried really working out at a gym, I got pinned under a bench press bar, the weights fell off each end of the bar causing the whole gym to stop and look at me, I was so embarrassed I wanted to disappear and there was no way I was going back to that gym again. My pride was hurt, but I knew I still needed to figure out how to make a change. So because I was too embarrassed to go back to the gym, I started working out in my room where I felt comfortable.
I started with the basics: pushups, situps, pullups, and even a little free weight work with a few light dumbbells I had. I started researching diets, training methods, bodybuilders, supplements, really anything that had to do with fitness and would provide the info I craved to learn. After a few months of working out in my room, something special happened – I saw myself in the mirror one day and could actually see a difference. My hard work, diet, and research had started to pay off. I was immediately addicted to the progress. I worked out in my room for a little longer until I built up enough courage to try lifting in a gym again – I knew I had to simply because I didn’t have the machines, weights, or equipment I knew I needed to build the physique I was after, plus I had to face my fears to build my self-confidence and I’m so glad I did.
I ended up actually rejoining the gym I first humiliated myself at, and you’re never going to believe this, but I started having people come up to me asking ME for fitness tips. I was caught off guard the first couple times because honestly I couldn’t believe people actually looked at me and thought I would be able to give them fitness advice. I was just a skinny kid who was too embarrassed to workout in a public gym, but my hard work, dedication, and obsession with learning helped me start to grow and evolve into who I am today.
I’m that same skinny kid, just with a little hard-earned muscle added on, but most importantly – if I can do it, so can you and now I’ve accumulated enough knowledge and experience over the past decade, I can teach you how too – no matter if you feel you’re too skinny or too fat, you have incredible potential. Let’s unlock it, find your motivation, put it to work, and let your hard work speak for itself – the compliments from others as you start to transform are a nice bonus too.