Behind every client is a story. Here’s Jim Reich’s story.
“When I turned 50, I looked at myself. I was 255 pounds and couldn’t do more than a couple pushups or sit ups. How could this happen after obtaining a degree in Physical Education and playing two sports at the University level? The watershed moment occurred when my new Doctor ( in 2011) forced me to buy and read “Younger Next Year”. What a motivational book to call me back to health, to eating better, to fitness, to a better relationship with others…. To recovering my life.
Late 2011, I discovered One On One Personal Fitness. By mid 2011 I had lost about 40% of my body fat and atrophied muscles came back to life. Life’s been a roller coaster at times but I think the one word that I come back to is that no matter what happened over the last few days or weeks I need to be persistent. It’s way too easy to stray from the path alone.
From 6 years ago, I have now lost about 45 pounds. I am stronger now than I was in my early 30’s and I have energy that 10 years ago was not there. My focus at work and at home is much healthier. My golf game is the best it’s ever been primarily due to my fitness and strength levels. I have become the optimistic, more carefree person that I used to be. What would I recommend to people who are where I was 10 years ago?
1. Read Younger Next Year.
2. Get to One On One – get trained regularly. You need to learn how to exercise properly and you need an accountability partner.2. Get to One On One – get trained regularly. You need to learn how to exercise properly and you need an accountability partner.
3. Eat better. My favorite book relating to changing your diet is the “Eat Clean Diet” by Tosca Reno.
4. Watch your portions!!
5. Don’t beat yourself up when you fail or fall off the wagon. This is Calgary, get back on that horse!!