is doing well, and have started, or plan on
starting your workouts. Less than 4 months
till Memorial Day! 4 Weeks into the New
Year! And many more years to your life...and
that's where this week's newsletter starts.
My confessions as a Personal Trainer and how
it can help you, and will help me as well.
This was a hard one for me to write, but I'm
human, and it just shows that what I've said
and pushed others to do is right
on....Weight train, cardio, diet!
I gave blood at James Wilson Young Middle
School in Blue Point last week. If you can,
give blood. It saves lives, and there's
always a need. The nurse called for the next
person, and I walked over to a desk. She
asked me various questions, then put the
blood pressure cuff around my arm. I sat
patiently waiting to finish up and go give
She finished and wrote down my blood
pressure... 142/82...The norm is between
120/70 and 140/80. The results indicate I am
just over Stage 1 Hypertension!! WHAT?
Really? Then I sat back and thought about
it, and got a little panicy. (Note: my blood
pressure since last week, as of today is
136/78. Sometimes, you just need to start to
see results in anything. Since I'm already
in good shape, these tweaks make a big
difference, you can too).
I weight train 5-6 days a week! I literally
have to work hard to gain weight if I want
to. (Stop yelling at me, I've worked 12
years to be 14% body fat...and you can have
people yell at you too if you do the
work...I actually don't mind..lol). So
what's the deal?
I train others the way they need to be
trained. Not the way I train myself. I know
my downfalls, and I've "Ignored" them. I'm
human, I'm like everyone else...but I'm
supposed to set an example for those that
come to me, so I sat and gave my life a good
quick look. I know exactly where I go wrong.
And if you're struggling with weight loss,
or getting in shape, you probably know some
of the areas you're slacking.
Here's my confession, or most of it :). What
do or don't I do to have caused my health to
be in jeopardy and what can I do about it?
Because, if I see a problem, I'm going to
fix it...not ignore it like some people do.
I see it everyday. Ignore the problem, it
will eventually go away! NO..wrong! You're
only fooling yourself...but I can see it.
Where did I go
wrong? And what do I or don't I do to have
caused this problem?
- I eat
like CRAP! Yep, I do. I always fool
myself that since my body fat is low,
and I don't put on weight, I can eat
whatever I want! FALSE! I eat too much
salt, sugar, and unhealthy fats. I love
cake and cookies and all of that. I love
chips and salt everything I eat!! Stupid
me! I'm putting myself in risk of heart
disease out of stupidity.
- I don't
eat healthy fruits and veggies, and too
many processed foods.
- I don't
do cardio because I'm always afraid of
losing too much weight, and I like being
a little bigger, and losing weight to me
is like gaining weight to most people.
No ones got it easy, but there are
things we can do, and that I will do to
change this! Will You?
stress level for years has been through
the roof! I've worked 7 days a week for
4.5 years with only 32 days off. I
didn't take care of myself in that way
and was under constant pressure for all
angles. My gym was destroyed. Still, no
excuse. I'll tell you what I'm going to
do about it.
What will I do to fix it? Make a list for
yourself of how you will fix what you need
already started changing my diet. Adding
fruits and veggies. Reading labels to
ensure I do not go over 1500 - 1700 mg
of sodium a day. I've cut out cookies
and cake. And a variety of other things.
But to keep the weight, I'm adding
bigger breakfasts, lunches and dinners
of healthy stuff! It's not as easy as
you think. But YOU can do it as well.
I'm not going to let my health suffer
anymore. ARE YOU?!!
adding cardio. I'm a weight lifter. I
love weight. I will never stop...but...I
will add 3 days of cardio in. I've
already started to run. Short distances
like I tell everyone else. I'm
practicing what I preach. I don't like
it. But guess what else I don't like.
POSSIBILITY OF BEING SICK!! HAVING
OTHERS TAKE CARE OF ME! BECAUSE IF YOU
KNOW SOMETHING'S WRONG, AND YOU DON'T
FIX IT, YOU'RE SELFISH! I
going to destress. I'm only going to
surround myself with positive people who
don't suck the energy out of me like
it's my job. I'm going to take days off
or have lighter days, and when I do have
off, it will be enjoying myself. Could
be doing nothing, could be hanging out
with some uplifting friends. Instead of
hanging on to negativity from various
angles of my life, including the loss of
my business, I'm going to treasure the
decisions I've made and the future I
have, because it is looking up, and will
as long as I try. I'm a problem solver.
I don't need to worry. And I'll add in
To many, this
sounds like a chore! Far from it! It's trade
offs. There's nothing I will do, or you will
that is a chore...it's not more time or
work, it's changing things around. Take
three glasses of water, each have water up
to the half way mark. Will I concentrate on
the full side, or the empty side? Same
thing. Eat garbage and watch tv, or eat
better and work out? Took the same time,
it's just rearranging what you do in that
time, and changing your perspetive. Sick or
healthy? Heavy or trim and fit? Eat well, or
eat garbage? Exercise or do nothing? It's
your choice and it's your
responsibility...just as it is mine to take
care of myself, and to help you.
If you see
you need to change something, you better do
it! Be honest with yourself. Look at it, and
don't say "I'll start tomorrow." Start right
away!! Tomorrow can be too late. Remember
this as well, "You can close your eyes to
what you do not want to see, but you can not
close your heart to what you do not want to
feel." Again, if you try, you're only
If you wait, it seems to be less important.
I'm going to teach by example as I always
have, even if I have to show you the
personal side and my own short comings. If
it benefits you, then as a Health and
Fitness professional, and as a person who
honestly cares, I've done my job. I plan on
doing it for a long time to come, because
I'll take action. I hope you do too! No one
says it's easy...but being sick is much
harder! On you, and your families and
friends! Don't be a martar, a whiner, or
someone who blames misfortune on heredity,
on the fast food industry or on someone else
and then ignore it hoping it goes away...it
If you don't know how to start and really do
want to, then call me. Let's get a plan of
action in place...and let's do it together.
Give me a call and let me help you not only
get in shape, but teach you how to do it
safely and intelligently. You won't waste
time, and you won't get hurt if you do it
right. You don't need 90 minutes in the gym.
You just need a well thought out workout
plan that will work for your goals and get
you to where you want to be.
Call me at 631-834-1427 right now! There's
never a better time to change your life than
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