Our page will begin to look slightly different from what many of you are used to. Our goal is to post something daily that inspires and motivates you to get up and get out. To begin to move and feel better physically, mentally and spiritually.
This is definitely one of those post. We all know the world is upside down and people all around us are struggling in one or more areas of life. Seemingly no healthy way to deal with the pent up stress and anxiety, and we here at Fitness One are here to tell you there is a way. Our members have been doing it long before 2020, but it was needed more than ever in the last twenty four months. We are a safe space for people to come and forget about everything else going on in the world for 45 minutes.
To “Rise Above” is to take on the mindset that you will accept no less than overcoming. Overcoming excuses. Overcoming naysayers. Overcoming obstacles. Overcoming shortcomings. Overcoming scheduling. Overcoming so called limitations. Overcoming environment.
We all have them. Whether it’s the mental resistance of making that phone call or stepping foot inside our gym for the first time. Maybe it is the time after you start training and eating healthier that you stumble and have a horrible day of eating. Maybe it is overcoming an injury. Maybe, just maybe, it is the people that try to drag you backwards after making the decision to change.
These are the moments you must prepare to encounter. We are on a journey and not one person promised you it would be easy. I have to give you one example of a man that comes to our gym. His name, is Billy. One of the nicest guys you will ever want to meet. Billy is coming up on one year of membership with us and boy has he had some battles over the last twelve months.
Billy started out weighing in around 385′ lbs. His first hurdle came when someone told him to drop his calories down to about 1200 a day. This made for quick weight loss, but not sustainable weight loss. It also is not a healthy option either. Of course Billy being like so many others out there, just wanted to lose the weight and lose it fast. We all do.
Let me give you an analogy as to why this is wrong. If you walk five miles into the woods, you must walk five miles back out of the woods. To relate this to Billy or any number of others out there wanting to lose weight, if it took you 10, 15, 20 or more years to get into the shape that you are in, you can not get out of that shape overnight. We must learn to be patient with ourselves and the process. If we do, we will come out stronger and healthier on the other side.
After talking with other’s in the gym, Billy realized he needed to take his calorie intake back up to somewhere between 2000-2200. This would be a great starting place and he could adjust it over time as he continued to lose excess weight. Billy has since begun studying to receive his certification for Personal Training as well as a Nutritionist and hopes to help others along their journey as they come to Fitness One.
This was not the most difficult challenge Billy would face in his first year. He also encountered shoulder injuries, sickness and another health issue that threatens his progress. During this time, many would have already given up and retired back to the couch, but not Billy. He continues to come to the gym and do the exercise that his body will allow him to without pain. This is what is meant by “Rise Above”.
When people come to our facility, our classes, they find out they can have fun, smile, laugh and cut up. Working out, exercise does not have to be boring or mundane. It can be something you look forward to and it can have people that you want to talk to and catch up with.
You can learn to “Rise Above” not just your excuses pertaining to exercise, but also toxic relationships, toxic jobs, toxic thought process and much more. You will find a healthy way to deal with stress and anxiety. Not hardly a day goes by that someone will not walk in saying, I did not feel like coming but I knew it was what I “needed”.
If you can relate to this, comment below, “RISE ABOVE”. Come check our #FitnessOneStrong community out and see for yourself how to “Rise Above”!
🔥🔥🔥 UPDATE 🔥🔥🔥.
Billy, through all of his challenges has lost approximately 75-80 lbs and continues on his weight loss journey. He ROCKS 💥