This is probably the hardest blog I’ve ever done in my seven years. Why? Because I am opening up myself to the public. That’s scary. Specially about something so personal, my weight loss story.
The health and fitness community could be very supportive, but it could also be very cruel. And everyone has an opinion. So to expose myself that way, terrorizes me. Even as I am writing this, I feel jittery.
So why did I take this step? I made up my mind after I had an experience at the gym. Because of my success, I usually get asked to be part of my gym’s, CKO Kickboxing Hoboken, photo shoots. That day we happened to be taking pictures and clowning around because this is how my squad rolls. We are all clowns. Accross from me was a beautiful voluptuous girl and she looked sad and defeated. She actually was sitting there crying and broken. I’ve been her. I know what it is to feel as if your not worth a penny because of the way you look. I’ve been there. I’ve lived it. She told me, “I am so disappointed with myself because I know I can do more.” So I sat with her. I cried with her. I smiled with her. And then we got up and we kicked and punched a bag together.
In that moment, I made up my mind to share this crazy roller coaster with everyone. I don’t want to inspire you. I want to show you that you can do it because I am doing it.
So with tons of nerves, here it goes, how I lost 130lbs.
It’s taken me close to four years to get here naturally and gradually. I’ve walked through snow, rain, and woken up at the crack of dawn on the weekends to achieve my goal of being healthy.
I used to dream of being able to do half the things I am currently working on at the gym. And I am proud to say, they are now a reality. I can leg press 675lbs. I can now hip thrust 225. I can fly through the air and land a flying front kick. Me? A person that used to get winded walking down the block. It’s mesmerizing and half the time I ask myself, am I really doing this? Yes, yes I am!
So with this first vlog we kick off our Fit Friday series. Join my trainer James Mc Intyre and I on Fridays. We’ll be sharing workouts, meal prepping, work out tips, and so much more. Let’s do this together!