I weighed 200 lbs. I was in my mid twenties, extremely overweight and depressed. I did not understand how I had allowed myself to get to a point where I no longer recognized myself. I stopped caring about myself, I stopped looking in the mirror. Before I knew it I was 200 lbs, I had gained an average of 15 lbs a year for the last 4 years and these were my results. I did not want to go shopping, I did not want to socialize, I certainly did not have a boyfriend. At that time, I didn’t love myself, so how could I expect anyone to love me. I had shut down completely.
When I joined No Limit two and a half years ago, I was 60 pounds heavier. I could not do a push up or hold a plank. I had just had my second child and I thought I’d never get back into shape again, no less go back to being the athlete I was in my 20’s.
Before I came to No Limit, after Kristen bought me a month pass for Christmas, I was working out a few days a week but she told me I wasn’t working very hard and just going through the motions. I had been told a few months earlier that my cholesterol was over 200 and needed to eat better and exercise more.
My journey at No Limit has been an absolutely incredible almost 4 year experience. It began during the Summer of 2011 with a Groupon to try out the No Limit Bootcamp for 4 weeks. At that time the No Limit gym was still a dream of Sako’s. Bootcamp was held at Eucalyptus Park in Anaheim Hills. I had done bootcamps in the past but they didn’t compare to the No Limit bootcamps, which at that time were taught by Mark and Tony. I hadn’t exercised in awhile and was definitely out of shape. I had done some personal training at 24Hr Fitness about 10 years prior but it was nothing compared to what I was about to encounter. When Sako opened the gym in October of 2011 I decided to sign up for bootcamp. I really wasn’t committed and didn’t go very often and it wasn’t until January of 2012 that I made a serious commitment to get into shape. Sako e-mailed out an opportunity to everyone to apply for his 90 day Body Transformation program through personal training and nutritional coaching. Those interested had to answer a series of questions as to why we really wanted to participate. Sako was looking for individuals that would be committed. I didn’t know Sako at the time I applied and he confided in me, much later, that he wasn’t sure if I was up for the challenge and it was Mark and Tony that told him they thought I could do it. Yes! I was chosen to participate with two others. My real fitness journey began at No Limit on 1/16/12. This is when fitness got into my blood.
Christmas time is almost here and most of you will be eating a little extra, drinking, attending many holiday parties and putting on a few extra pounds. I’m here to help you minimize that 🙂
Here’s the No Limit version of the Harlem Shake… Pass it around let’s make this big!
WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK 🙂
Hydration, hydration, hydration: We all know that drinking enough water throughout the day (especially in this August heat) is extremely important, but is it possible to drink too much water? YES! Some of us drink water constantly to trick our bodies into thinking it’s not hungry and the rest of us drink H2O because we want to avoid dehydration. The truth is too much water can lead to water intoxication; this is a condition that dilutes the concentration of sodium and other electrolytes in your blood. Symptoms are anywhere from dizziness and confusion to sometimes seizures and cardiac issues. If you are booking it to the restroom every half hour you might want to consider just drinking water with meals, when working out, and of course when you’re thirsty.
Summer is probably the best time of the year for outdoor activities, whether it’s running, swimming, or hiking everything is that much more fun when the sun is shining. With the good also comes the bad, summer heat can suck the fun out of any activity if you are not careful, especially with intense heat and humidity. Here are some tips that can help your prepare for any activity under the sun.
THIS CONTEST IS OPEN TO EVERYONE, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A NO LIMIT CLIENT TO PARTICIPATE
Check out the program here at www.NoLimitBootCamp.com
It’s 2012 and it’s time to get moving again. What are you doing to reach your weight loss goals?
At No Limit we figured we would basically give away 2 weeks of personal training just to give you a sneak peek of what goes on here and how many lives get changed daily.
1. You’re lazy
2. You’re constantly looking for the quick fix and magic pill
3. You spend way too much time stalking people on Facebook
4. You don’t set goals…and if you do you let it be ok when you don’t reach them
5. You’re constantly blaming others for your mistakes
6. You’re afraid to fail so you never try
7. Your eating habits are terrible
8. You think just because you workout you can eat bad
9. Your workout routine probably sucks
10. You have a gym pass and NEVER use it
11. You take the escalator instead of the stairs