Ok, I’m redoing my “About” page and so I’m re-publishing this article here. For those of you who haven’t had the chance to visit that page, here is your chance to get to know the person behind this blog. Thank you for your support.
Here is my background:
While I never had a problem with being overweight for most of my life, I noticed that I gained weight quicker as I got older. I was at my heaviest during my college days at 142 lbs. and I’m only 5’4″ (of course, the height hasn’t changed…haha). So, my quest to shed the fat started then but it was painfully slow. I started going to the gym 5 times a week before my very first class or sometimes in between classes. Although I lost 10 lbs just by doing this, the task got harder as I got closer to my goal weight which was 125 lbs.
Eating healthier was difficult for me. Besides all the junk food that they sell on campus and around the small college town, I was also a poor student. As we all know, cheap food is not always healthy. At the same time, my stress levels as a college student was high which probably contributed to my eating habits.
After graduating college in 2007, I decided that I was done doing everything by myself. I was able to hire a personal trainer for a month and saw some results but I was never able to keep them long enough because I quickly went back to my old habits. But, the real results came after I came upon Turbulence Training.
Turbulence Training contributed a lot to my previous and continued success in this weight loss endeavor. In the beginning, I mainly bought the e-book because I wanted to join the transformation contest that was going on at the time. After 12 weeks of hard work and seeing tremendous results, I was hooked!
My other influences include Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle, Eat Stop Eat, and a lot of support and advice from the Turbulence Training community. You can also see me in Sparkpeople. I keep a log of my workouts and nutrition there.
Today, health and fitness is a big part of my life and I intend to keep it that way for a long, long time. My short term goals include: get stronger during my strength training sessions by progressively increasing my weights even by small amounts, improve my endurance by trying other forms of cardiovascular exercises, add variety to my healthy diet by trying one or two new foods (i.e. vegetables, fruits, grains, etc.) each week. In the long run, my goal is to finally reach a body fat percentage that I am comfortable with. I’m still not sure what that percentage is yet but with all my short term goals in place, I will sure find out soon.
Please feel free to join me (comment, read, give feedback) in this whole experience and hopefully we’ll learn valuable lessons together.