Fresno Fit Chef is Back for Set #2 — Sacrifice and Passion

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Fresno Fit Chef showing off her guns!

My first blog covered most of my backstory and why I chose to get a personal trainer. The more time that I work on myself and work with Coach Rob, the more I realize that I have truly found my passion in physical fitness.

After years of being toxic to myself by making poor nutrition and health decisions, I live the daily challenge to be the best and healthiest version of myself.  In the last three years, Rob has guided me from a depressed 324 pound woman to an athlete.  One of the things that has helped me commit to transforming my life and my body is my competitive nature and the need to be the best.

I spend so much time in the gym now that it is like a second job!  I am constantly trying to improve my fitness game so that I can meet my next goal. My next goal is a lofty one; but it is something that I know I will achieve with my own perseverance, dedication, and commitment to improving and working with my Coach!

MY GOAL:  By the time that I am 45, I will compete in fitness competitions! IMG_6599

My transformation is a conversation starter.  When I talk with people about the investment I have made in myself by paying for personal trainer and I suggest that they do the same, I am frequently met with opposition.  The normal argument is that they can’t afford it!  I think that is total crap! 

Everyone has financial struggles, bills to pay, unexpected expenses, and excuses for why we are content with living in a space that is unhealthy.  I never thought I would be able to afford a personal trainer!  IMG_6597When I first started with Robert three years ago, I was not in the position where I could take on this financial responsibility, but I also was not in the position where I could go even one more day ignoring my unhealthy body and aches and pains.  By sacrificing the little luxuries in my life, that I had convinced myself were necessities, I was able to scrape together enough to see Rob on a weekly basis.  Now, I have streamlined my frivolous spending and workout with Coach Rob several hours a week and we are hard charging toward my goal of competition!  IMG_6596

 

Team Killa Set #2 – In the GYM!!!

IMG_5585I was recently asked, “What did you think about the gym before you started working out with Coach Rob?”

Well — let’s just say I didn’t like to think about the gym, which was totally obvious by the state of my body.  I would occasionally get on the treadmill or elliptical but not without my reservations.  I mean, I was FAT!

Imagine this if you will.  I was overweight and walked into the gym in baggy workout clothes, I jump on a treadmill between “Workout Wendy” in her cute form-fitting ensemble and “Fitness Frank,” who is so muscular it’s a bit distracting.  Walking on the treadmill and keeping my balance on the elliptical needed to be my main focus, not what others thought of me or how I looked, but it is human nature.  We all want to put our best foot forward but when you get winded after a few minutes of working out, you wonder who noticed.   IMG_6065
Although I would attempt to boost my heart rate and get in a cardio workout, I was too intimidated to even approach the free weights area, so I made minimal progress.

Now, one year in to my journey with Coach Rob, I walk in to the gym with a plan and confidence.  I know exactly what exercises I am going to do and have no problem busting out some cardio and pumping iron with “Wendy” and “Frank!”  I am all in! #TeamKilla BAM!!!

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