The ultimate goal of any gym is to change people’s lives, if your gym doesn’t have this focus then I suggest you leave it.
Many have their own obstacles when joining a gym or making this change, whether it be time, financial or a fear of change.
We at Result Based Training have been given the opportunity to change one more life, Maria’s life. Maria, 42, came to us with her weight spiralling out of control to 167 kilos, and like many of us before, she has medicated herself with food, she found comfort and solace in it. However, after losing both her parents and a cousin to obesity related diseases, she was confronted with the realisation ‘I don’t want to die, I’m not done yet, I have too much to give’.
The following are excerpts from Maria’s diary……..
As the day passes and my meeting at RBT draws closer, I start to freak out. Panic, fear, self-doubt, embarrassment, the thought of having to take action, absolutely paralyses me. I actually make it to just outside the gym, but don’t have the guts to go in. I sit in the car with my hubby and decide ‘It’s too far’. I ring and make up some lame excuse of why I can’t make it, and we go home. I gorge myself on McDonalds and suffocate my thoughts with self-loathing and try to build the courage to reschedule.
I check my email the next morning, it’s a message from Nik asking me to contact him to reschedule, and that they are eager to get started. Again I am paralyzed! My heart wants to do it, but my mind is constructing all the reasons why I shouldn’t. For one of the few times in my life, I decide not to listen…before I can change my mind I call him. He asks me to come in that night, and is so enthusiastic and kind, that I’m convinced this is right for me – my instincts were telling me to do it! I finally meet Nik and am blown away by how sweet & caring he is – he made every effort to make me feel comfortable, to connect with me and make me feel welcome. For all my girth, I was like a frightened little bird, afraid to flap my wings. Tears were aplenty. He tells me that I have been selected and I’m overcome. We chatted, and our meeting left me feeling overwhelmed with gratitude – the cavalries had arrived – my support network was here!
Just smashed another session at the gym, fourth in 5 days, And I’m 4.2 kgs lighter! The encouragement and support I continue to receive is amazing – it gives me the strength to keep going, to fight through the pain, to do things I couldn’t do before. My major accomplishment for the week was lowering my squat by 20 cms – I could hardly bend last week! I feel great! My skin has cleared, I’m sleeping better, I’m more alert and focused. It’s only been a week, but I feel reenergised. I can see and feel myself changing. I just think to myself, if it feels like this after a week, just imagine what it will feel like in a month, and beyond. I can’t wait!
If you too would like to change your life, or know someone close to you that may need that little push, enter yours or their details below for a free two week trial.