As a fitness equipment store owner, I felt it may be relevant to share my own story that lead down a path to becoming more fit and healthy.
It started a little over a two years ago. My eating habits and lifestyle choices were leaving me worn out and often facing health problems. I would eat sandwiches for lunch that would give most grown men a heart attack just looking at them. One in particular was a BLT sandwich with 13 slices of bacon on it. I would laugh it off and it became a bit of a joke with those I went to lunch with. I topped that off by a mostly sedentary lifestyle. Don't get me wrong, I was not morbidly obese by any means but these choices were taking a toll on my health.
My last physical before starting to turn things around, I was hooked up to an EKG because of suspected heart palpitations following chest pains in the days prior to the visit. I had elevated levels for pretty much everything and was essentially a walking time bomb.
Around February of 2018 I started to turn things around and get some exercise. I started slow, using an app that just gave some basic exercises but even that started to have an impact. I started paying more attention to what I was eating and making healthier choices. All this was done daily to build up a routine that I could stick to.
Shortly after that, I bought my first free weights and started weight training in addition to further improving my diet. All that work paid off at my next physical, 2 months after I started. My levels were all about half of what they were previously. Cholesterol was drastically down, blood sugars were down, all of it. I went from being at risk for anything and everything to almost no risk factors at all.
This motivated me to continue with my weight training and diet changes. Since that time I have lost around 27 lbs, 4 inches from my waist, become stronger and generally been feeling better. I still religiously train 5 days a week for an hour in the morning and for the most part eat healthy. I am probably the strongest and healthiest I have been in my life. I am not quite entirely finished with my journey yet as there is still plenty of work to do but I'm getting there.
I had spent most of my life avoiding exercising and not worrying about eating healthy. If someone who spent almost 40 years avoiding anything healthy can make that change, anyone can. Let us help provide the tools you need to get there.
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