Sports has surrounded my life with not only good habits but good people. I love the feeling of belonging to a team, striving for the same goal, and looking out for each other. I love team sports, and feeling like an athlete. For college, I chose to pursue my interest in art and design, but due to the lack of teams available here, I have stopped playing sports on a team. As a kid, I played
Sports has surrounded my life with not only good habits but good people. I love the feeling of belonging to a team, striving for the same goal, and looking out for each other. I love team sports, and feeling like an athlete. For college, I chose to pursue my interest in art and design, but due to the lack of teams available here, I have stopped playing sports on a team. As a kid, I played basketball, volleyball, track, tennis, ultimate, etc. The list goes on, I was an active kid! I loved the outdoors! Growing up in Vancouver, Canada, really let me appreciate how great of a playground the outdoors can be.
I started exercising long before p90x or insanity started up, training for basketball season, ultimate season, the endless drills and agility sequences. Pretty fun stuff. I chose to stop playing basketball during high school, and started doing p90x randomly with friends. I remember us taking dumbbells and mats into our grad lounge and doing ab ripper X during spare blocks.
P90X became a serious routine during my first year of college, after I had let myself go in the first few months, and found myself huffing and puffing when walking up the stairs. I had gained at least 10 pounds from drinking, eating bad food, and not sleeping well. This isnt me...
So I completed 60 days of P90X, got a whole bunch stronger, lost A LOT of weight, and looked pretty good! I went on to do some insanity after 60 days of P90X, and still found that hard! Then, I looked into Asylum, which was the best choice I'd made since P90X. It gave me back that sense of team and craziness and competition that i had sought for, for a long time.
Again, I was looking pretty darn good, could run up stairs without even breaking a sweat, and then I went on Spring break. MAN was that a bad idea! After more than a week of lounging on beaches and sipping drinks, eating lots and lots, I had yet once again lost my motivation.
It took a few months until I realized I had to get back on track, this time with my eating patterns as well as working out. SO.... I completed the Ultimate Reset, in which i lost around 12 pounds! TWAS GOOOOOD! Until... Finals of my freshman year. Finals week undid all the hard work I had done in the past year, and sent me back to square one. Unhappy, grumpy, pudgy, and not in shape!
This time, it was hard to pick myself up, since it was summer of 2012 and I don't have any excuses left! I was in denial for quite a while until I finally snapped out of it this fall. I realized that THIS is what its all about, the ups and downs of our fitness and life story. It's a matter of small changes that accumulate over a long period of time, to make ASTONISHING results happen!
This time. I told myself. This time I'm going to make a change that would last "the rest of my life". So here I am, 2 months later, a beachbody coach, an asylum graduate, an asylum 2 challenger, and happy as I've ever been. Realizing that it's okay to mess up, okay to stumble once in a while, has really changed the way I perceive things. As long as you stand up, dust yourself off, and say, "I can DO IT", doesnt matter how many times you fall!
My goals are to keep working out each day, getting back in shape (I'M HALFWAY THERE!), and inspiring others to be conscious of their health and lifestyles. I've started a P90X/Insanity workout club at RISD, and am aiming at helping my peers achieve their fitness goals as well.
Hopefully, we can help the population become a more educated, healthier, and happier one through our coaching and support.
I've been an athlete all my life but I lost that drive to workout when I got to college. Here I am in my second year back in it, doing Asylum 2 with Shaun T and the crowd. It's gotten me to think More ...
I've been an athlete all my life but I lost that drive to workout when I got to college. Here I am in my second year back in it, doing Asylum 2 with Shaun T and the crowd. It's gotten me to think positively, get up early each day, and get my health and fitness back! I'm working hard every day to achieve the goals I've set for myself and ONE DAY I will inspire people to do the same, to take care of their bodies and KNOW what they're putting in their bodies. TIME TO INSPIRE THE CHANGE GUYS!
First post, defs not first timer! Been doing beachbody workouts for roughly 3 years now, started off with p90x and then went on to asylum and now doing asylum 2! its been a rough journey More ...
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