So why is Tim an ‘unlikely success story?
Well, when Tim first came into us his words to me were “I don’t think this is for me. I cant see myself keeping it up for very long.”
It’s not that he didn’t have goals that he wanted to achieve. He simply didn’t think he had the ability to achieve them and change the habits that were holding him back.
Your mindset can make or break you and Tim is a perfect example of how it can support you in your goals once you have a strong enough reason ‘WHY’ and are committed to putting in the effort to achieve them.
So far Tim has:
- lost over 23lb of excess fat
- Dropped 13 inches from his torso
- Has completed a few 5k races which he also wanted to try
- Can perform multiple sets of 10+ push ups
- Can deadlift over 1005 kg
- and has recently learned how to skip like a pro!!
My main goals when I started were to lose weight, tone up and increase my energy. I wads doing a bit of walking but was comfort eating a lot and I just wasn’t happy with how sluggish this was making me feel. I really wanted to feel healthier and fitter within myself and my lifestyle and actions weren’t supporting that.
I had tried the gym before but received no accountability or support so it didn’t last long as I didn’t see any changes. At the end of the day I would just go home, sit on the couch and eat. As I had nobody supporting me and telling me what to do next it became a vicious cycle of eating more, feeling worse and putting off making real changes for even longer.
Life goes on and before I knew it I was in an even deeper rut as I approached 50. I had walked the Camino before and found that the structure, commitment and accountability it provided really helped me so after looking in the mirror one day I realised things weren’t going to change by themselves and that I needed to do something about it. I saw Steve’s gym on Facebook and got in touch to get started.
My mindset at the start was a big obstacle for me. I’d see people out running or progressing in the gym and say I’d love to be able to do that but didn’t have the confidence or ability to take action on it.
What really helped me change this mindset were the approaches the coaches took. They started me slowly, explained everything and never pushed me into anything I wasn’t able for. This program structure and gradual progress really allowed me to build my confidence and self belief that I could succeed in hitting the goals.
As I progressed they would step up the challenge just enough that I could achieve it. Now I feel I could take on any challenge. I have even completed a few 5k runs which I would never have attempted before and would love to achieve my first chin up as I see my strength progressing in the gym
We asked Tim what his advice would be to anyone in a similar situation to where he was and is serious about improving their quality of life.
The biggest thing for me was taking action and just getting started. Never mind the ‘should I’s’ or the ‘maybe’s’. Book in your your consultation mark it in your diary and just turn up.
The coaches and community are very helpful so no matter your current situation, start slowly and give yourself time. Fight the impatience and just let it happen.
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Yours in health,