Back in Shape
I'm too tired. I'm sick. I'm not feeling it today. I've had a long day, I'll get it tomorrow for sure. It's time for dinner. It's the weekend!
Any of these sound familiar? They definitely do to me.
We all have an excuse for why we didn't go to the gym or get any exercise today. Or yesterday. Heck, when was the last time we went to the gym? Back in high school we were so fit, so driven, we could do anything, but now...
I've had a pretty tough go of it the last few years. Not making excuses (okay maybe a little), just stating facts:
I had cancer, an osteo-sarcoma that led to nine months of chemotherapy and 40 pounds of lost muscle. I almost broke my neck in a crazy surfing accident. I separated my clavicle in my shoulder, which combined with surgery took 2 years to recover. My immune system is shot, so whenever I try to get back in shape, I seem to get sick.
But you know what? I'm done making excuses. I'm ready to make a change.
I'm not an expert (yet), I'm just a regular guy who loves fitness and wants to get back in shape while helping others to do the same. I'm ready to make a dramatic, life-altering change in both my fitness and my career, dedicating myself full-time to helping myself and others get in shape.
My plan is to get myself in shape and get certified as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. As I do this I will share everything I learn in a weekly blog with you, with the goal of helping us both get in shape. We can do this together, finally get back to the fitness level we once knew. Or maybe never knew! Either way, we have an end-goal in mind, and we're ready to go.
I'm excited and a little nervous to start this new journey, but I won't let anything stop me in my goal to get back in shape, and I'll do everything I can to help you get there too.
Join me in my journey to get back in shape and live life to the fullest, healthy and fit. I'm making a commitment to you, publishing this online where everyone in the entire world can see it, that I WILL get back in shape, and you'll get there too if you stick with me.
So let's do this, I'll see you next week.
- Nate Powell
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