This is me and I consider myself to be in pretty good shape—now.
Did I start out that way? No, I did not. I’ve always been fairly small—of that I won’t lie—and I managed to remain that way through a fairly consistent exercise regimen and, likely, some good genes.
That said, my good fortune came with very little knowledge of what “fit” really is
I was small, but I was hardly healthy and I for damn sure wasn’t fit: I ate fast food often, worked out a bit (and by “worked out” I mean I rode the stationary a bit and and “lifted some”). My cholesterol was over 250, I was borderline hypertensive, and I often battled with bouts of acne—in short, I looked small to those who judge health by jean size, but I was hardly the poster child for good habits.
Today, I am a lot leaner, fitter, more aware of what I put in my body, and an NASM Certified Personal Trainer. My life is very different than it was merely 5-years ago and I have no hesitation when I say, I am in the best shape of my life.
We all have a story to tell, and while it may or may not be one that’s worthy of publication, it belongs to you all the same, and it’s up to you to own that story and turn its ending into something you can be proud of once it’s all said and done.
My story is one of knowing and doing better.