Welcome to the first STRIVE blog post!
Updated: Mar 5, 2019
Below was from a post from our Facebook page which touches on my fitness journey. Hope you enjoy it!
If there’s one thing I’ve learned ever since I started as a Personal Trainer, is the importance of persistence. And consistency.
A high percentage of PTs have never struggled with their weight. But definitely not all. The ones who have walked a mile in your shoes know exactly what goes on in a clients head. What sorts of struggles you face. Because they have the exact same issues.
For me, (and that’s me in the pic above) half the battle is getting to an ideal weight. The other half is maintaining it. I battle pretty much weekly to keep the inner fat boy at bay. I LOVE food! Who doesn’t. I enjoy big meals. But the difference now is that I know I can’t eat big all the time. And it can be a slippery slope before I’m back to 130kg again.
I rarely take my shirt off in public. I’m self conscious of how my body looks compared to others. Even though I’ve lost over 30kg over the years. I guess what I’m trying to convey, is that the misconception of me that I have no understanding of what it takes to lose weight is far from reality.
So if you can find someone who understands what you’re going through, they can at least empathise with you and guide you through the ups and downs that come from achieving a weight loss goal. I won’t lie to you and say it’ll be easy. Changing your mindset about food and diet can certainly be for someone who has never made that change. But it will get easier the more you do it. And if it gets tough (and it will), remember how far you’ve come. Find as much support as you can. And most importantly. Be kind to yourself. While trying not to shortchange yourself.