What does health mean to you? What does good health empower you to accomplish?
This journey I’ve been on the last year has shown me that it’s never too late to make a change. Yes, I’ve lost weight, but what I’ve really done is increased my vibrancy and longevity. I look and feel 20 years younger. It’s all about the way I feel on the inside.
I also learned the importance of being aligned: body, mind, and spirit; and having all three things flowing to be at your optimal self. If these components aren’t stable, the base crumbles. I now feel like I know how to achieve the best version of myself.
How has your health and fitness evolved over time?
Creating healthy habits as opposed to focusing on a goal is key.
When you get started on a health journey, it’s easy to get fixated on the goal and do whatever it takes to to hit that, but then it’s so easy to fall right back into old patterns.
When I was just focused on a goal, because I didn’t have lifestyle habits in place, it didn’t last. I couldn’t sustain the weight loss.
What clicked for me was realizing I needed to be on autopilot--exercise and healthy eating needed to feel as second nature as brushing my teeth.
Did seeing your scan results change anything in your approach to your health and fitness goals?
When I scanned on February 28, 2021, I realized it was exactly one year to the day that I began this journey at 45% body fat. I’m currently at 21.7%.
From October 2020 to February 2021, I was able to make the biggest change in terms of fat loss. Coming into that period, I was down from 245 to 160 pounds, but I had only lost 8% body fat.
I would not have known about the need for weight lifting, and building lean tissue, without BodySpec. That was a lightbulb moment for me. Without BodySpec’s “diagnosis,” I would never have known what I needed to do to really make a significant change in my body composition.
With that knowledge, I started working with a trainer, and I was able to drop from 35% to 21% fat in 11 weeks with weight lifting.
Where are you currently with your health journey?
I have a new lifestyle now and the best way I can show gratitude is to help others get aligned and reach their fitness goals.
Here is the system I created to help me change my life. I hope it inspires others to do the same:
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