“I don’t ever want to get to the point where I am unable to do things with my wife and children because I’m not in good enough shape.”
My life has changed dramatically in the last 90 days. I have never eaten healthy in my entire life. Not only that, my idea of what was healthy was very inaccurate. I was lucky to have Chelsi in my corner, teaching me all the things that she has learned from Fitmania since her time there beginning almost 2 years ago. That has certainly been the biggest change for me. When our daughter, Maylee, was born, I was the heaviest and most out of shape I have ever been in my entire life. We always talked about changing our lifestyle in order to teach her to live healthy, but we could never do it. Chelsi tried so hard, but I was a horrible influence on her. I was constantly eating things that were bad for me. Like any father, I want the best for my daughter, and being healthy is a big part of that. It’s the only way that you can live life to it’s fullest. Many people think that eating healthy gives you boundaries and keeps you from doing and eating things that make you happy. However, it is the contrary. Being healthy frees you from bondage. You are able to do things that other people can’t. You are able to go hiking, play sports, live longer, and the list goes on and on. I don’t ever want to get to the point where I am unable to do things with my wife and children because I’m not in good enough shape. I remember when the challenge first started, I was nervous about eating healthy. I take 15 credits per semester at Boise State and I also work a full time job, so I have to make sure I have all the energy possible. I was worried that I would lose energy by having to make time to work out and by eating healthy. I was so surprised at how I felt after the first week. I felt great! I had more energy than I ever remember having. I was extremely sore for the first few weeks, but I was amazed at how my energy levels increased so drastically. I am very pleased with the results the last 90 days have given me. Lots of people around me didn’t think I could eat healthy for 90 days. They knew how I used to eat. When the challenge ended, people started to ask if I was excited to start eating the way I used to. And that is where my thinking has changed. Normally, yes. That’s exactly what would happen. As soon as it’s over, I would go straight back to my old habits, without having learned anything at all. But I didn’t want to lose all my progress. I don’t want to ever lose it. I don’t want to lose the gain in energy. I don’t want to lose the way I look and feel. I will continue to eat healthy and work out hard throughout the rest of my life. It’s worth it. I’m excited to continue to better myself and to teach our daughter to live a healthy life.