When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. | –Buddha
Full disclosure. Joseph is my fitness coach. I love him like a brother and he has completely changed my life since I started working with him in mid December 2019. As you can see from the picture collage, Joseph has loads of personality and he makes training fun. With a goal of improving my health I lost 30 pounds in eleven months.
Let's back up to the beginning. In November 2019 my doctor ordered a panel of bloodwork tests. The report showed - much to my chagrin - that I had high cholesterol and was pre-diabetic. I knew both of these conditions could be resolved through losing weight and making better choices with the food that I ate. Oh, and exercise. I needed to get moving. I also desired permanent change so I had to lasso determination and get started. And lastly, more than anything, I wanted to figure out how to overcome years of yo-yo dieting to arrive at "lasting change"... the holy grail of fitness goals.
When I was thinking about what I wanted but didn't quite know how to get there, Joseph literally walked into my life. He attended my BNI chapter's business networking meeting as a visitor. When he spoke about his business, I thought he's the one. I can't let him leave the meeting without setting up a meeting with him. I did and what followed is a success story. it's no joke that one meeting can literally change your life.
Robert McKain wrote, "Action precedes motivation." I learned this from Joseph. I adopted those three words as my fitness mantra. Whatever it is that you want to accomplish, action leads you where you want to go. When I wasn't motivated to go to the gym, I knew I had to act. I put one foot in front of the other and got myself to the gym. As my niece, Avalon and l like to say, "You never regret a workout." Especially when Joseph is involved. The closer I got to achieving my goals, the more motivated I became. And now? After many years of leading a sedentary life, I am an athlete. I have transformed. Transformation is powerful.
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