Saturday, October 18, 2008

Three Years Ago Today!!!!!!!!

I am not really three years old today - but the NEW me, is!!!!!!

You see three years ago today I changed my life. I was about to turn 25 and decided I no longer wanted to be (very) overweight. These were supposed to be the best years of my life and I was letting them slip me by. So I decided to turn things around, finally stop fighting what I always knew I needed to do, and get fit.

Now, in part I had gained the weight due to some severe illnesses and injuries in undergrad. As a result, I knew that I needed a trainer. I couldn't do it alone! I had way to many injuries to work around and I needed someone who would help me adapt my workouts accordingly. Enter the man who would help me change my life and become a really good friend in the process: Nick. Today, he owns a very successful gym in Victoria, British Columbia (a place I miss dearly since my move) but back then he was a trainer at the UVic gym.

Until my dying day I will remember my first workout. For starters, he was great. Extremely supportive and motivational. He first sat me down and talked to me about my goals (I said I wanted to lose 40lbs and get healthy), we ran through some basic fitness tests, and the next session he had a workout all ready to go for me. And Oh. My. Dear. God. I suffered. That's when I realized how terribly out of shape I was. I honestly though I was going to DIE! My heart felt like it was going to beat itself right out of my chest and I was in pain. But I kept at it. And Nick kept on trucking right along with me.

Three years later, I've lost 60lbs, have changed my eating habits, can fit into form fitting clothes, no longer feel like I'm going to die in a gym, have ran a 10K, and am thrilled to bits!!! I would not change these last three years for anything in the world.

The new me is a healthier me. The new me is a happier me. And the new me, is NEVER going back!!!



Ellen said...

Congrats kep. I am in awe, in the same way that I have been along the way watching you accomplish this.

A Toronto girl out West said...

Thanks ellen! :o) I couldn't have done it without the support of peeps like you! It's the extra push that keeps me going!