I started my fitness journey back in the winter of 2008. A lot of what I did and learned were based on trial and error, not bc I was an athlete or raised in a health/fitness household. I became a certified personal trainer in 2010 at the very gym that I started my transformation. Many of the same ppl who saw my transformation with their own eyes became my clients. And some ppl who weren’t my clients would ask me my “secret”, I’d say lifting heavy and eating right. They’d give a wink and a nod as if I were holding some other secrets close to my chest.
Anyways, in this time span, my message in real life and online has pretty much remained constant. Health is bigger than JUST losing weight, but getting healthy overall. I give tips, shown meals, shown how to incorporate kids and fitness, alla dat. Health is mental, physical, emotional, financial, and your relationships with others.
Ppl understand at some level that this health and fitness stuff requires consistency, time, and energy. You have to prioritize their health. And that’s why I don’t attribute our obesity crisis to just ignorance. It takes awareness, a lifestyle change, and making it a daily habit. It takes working on yourself mentally and physically.