After the Surgery,
I met a group of health and fitness instructors.
They became my role models and influenced me to keep working on myself.
Those days went from 326 pounds, to 226 pounds in just six months, and lost another 90 pounds after that in the following year.
I signed up with a gym, and I started following HIIT classes (High Intensity Training), and weight lifting. I started eating fruits and vegetables. I took out all the snacks, and candy from my diet.
I learned from the doctor who did my surgery how to eat clean, and my HITT trainer taught me how to eat clean.
I felt empowered. I started reading countless books about nutrition and self development.
At 33 I decided to get my personal training certificate because I fell in love with fitness and nutrition. I was determined to become a personal trainer.
I felt it was my duty to help others to become their best-self.
At age 37 I finally quit my corporate job at Budweiser, because in my corporate environment I felt I wasn’t helping anybody.
I decided to go all-in on fitness, and hold myself to higher standards to achieve healthy results.
I started writing little post-it’s to myself, re-writing my own identity using positive affirmation.
I pictured an athlete. Every time I was about to do something that was out of alignment with my new identity I would stop myself.
I discovered that changing how you think about yourself can actually accelerate results.
I learned how to change my mindset about health, nutrition and fitness.