By Developer ULM
Hiring a personal trainer is something that had never entered my mind until the day David messaged me through a fitness site where I had been posting my “progress.” I know he approached me with hesitation, because he knew I was doing this on my own. Deep down inside, he knew he could help me.
There was no problem with putting in the work as I knew I was capable of lifting weights (something I had always done), and cardio the same. I thought I was making headway. However, in all actuality, I was stuck and my nutrition definitely had something to be desired.
After about a year of refusal, I finally caved and admitted I was working way too hard for little or no results. Solution.... hire David with VFT.
What a great decision! I never realized how out of shape I actually was and how my weightlifting technique needed a LOT of work.
My initial fit-test proved it....
Push-ups (chest to floor) = 0
Sit-ups (chest to knees) = 2
Squats = 41
Burpees = 0 (not really part of test but willing to try)
And to go hand-in-hand with that, I could only accomplish 31 jumping jacks. Although I did manage to lose some weight before starting with VFT, I weighed in at 220 pounds.
Our first step was to start at a baseline cardio & strength training. Also, focus on the nutrition plan that David had set up.
As the year went on, there were changes. I actually had more energy! I felt so much more fit! Not realizing how much of a slump I was in.... I now felt ALIVE!
Yes, there have been set-backs and back-slides. Nobody is perfect. But, with encouraging words of “We’ll get this!” and “You can do it!” from David, I’m getting there.
My 1 Year fit test proved it.....
Push-ups (chest to floor) = 30
Sit-ups (chest to knees) = 25
Squats = 402
Burpees (1 minute timed) = 22
Weight 148.6 pounds = a loss of 71.4 pounds
And the best part, I have taken off 25 1/2 inches throughout my body!
Is it easy? I won’t lie. It’s hard work, but more than worth it! Why? Because I know, I am worth it and this helps me enjoy a happier, healthier life.
Thank you #trainerman David!