“I love having someone push me past where I would go by myself and showing me new workouts.”
At 245, I was much heavier than I had ever been. My changing job schedule was always an excuse to not go to the gym. [When] my dad had a stroke, I decided I needed to get my butt back in shape. I [used to] run marathons in 2000 and 2001.
I joined LA Fitness in Round Rock, went a few times, and then my work schedule changed again so I didn’t go for a while.
Somewhere around January of last year, the manager called and says, “I noticed you haven’t been in in a while. Would you like to modify or maybe cancel your membership?” Well, that was all the motivation I needed. After a couple of weeks, I signed up for training and the rest is history!
What are your current fitness goals?
I hit the first, which was to get down to 196 lbs. from 245 lbs. My next goal is to get down to 15% body fat.
How has personal training impacted or changed your fitness routine?
I love having someone push me past where I would go by myself and showing me new workouts.
If you could give others one piece of advice, what would it be?
Keep it up! Make it a point to go to the gym.
Before: January 2018 | After: May 2019
After: February 2019