During my senior year of high school I gained a lot of weight and I was getting tired of not feeling good physically and being self-conscious about my size. I saw myself in some very unflattering photos and the very next day I called Nathan.
Everyone wants an easy and quick solution to their problems, and getting in shape is no exception. Training has not been easy, but it has honestly been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. A year later I’m almost 70 pounds lighter and much, much stronger.
As someone might expect, I have seen a great deal of physical change in my appearance, my energy levels, and my overall strength. An unpredicted change though, has been a change in my confidence and self-esteem. Being stronger physically has helped me become stronger emotionally, allowing me to better handle stress and be assertive and confident when dealing with others. I believe that this change helped me obtain a job last fall for which I had been previously overlooked.
It really is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
About a year and a half ago when I started training with Nathan there were several aspects of my life that needed to change, but I did not have the motivation or the knowledge on how to change them myself. First I was lazy and out of shape. Now you may be thinking working out is hard, well I’m not going to lie it is not always easy, but training with Nathan is enjoyable. One of the unintended side effects of training with Nathan is the sense of community that is being built. So there is a support structure to get you through the hard parts. On the other side of that coin when I placed myself under the resistance of lifting good results began to happen. As most people want to do I began to lose body fat, thus far, which has been 40+ pounds over a year and a half. I also began to feel better, become more flexible, and have less low back pain.
Is it worth the effort, yes. Does it always feel good at the moment, no. Is it hard, yes and no. When lifting or working out there are moments of discomfort, but also great rewards to have if you are willing to put in the time and effort.
The question I had to ask myself was do I want to change? The answer for me is yes. It is easier to find change when you travel with someone else who has been there before and knew the journey. The biggest advantage in having a trainer is that you do not have to know the whole journey but just be willing to take the first step out the door.