Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Transform YOUR Life in Many Ways

A woman named Rebecca came to me in the early ’90s for workout advice. She was burned out on her old “aerobics only” workouts because she never got the results she desired. She was ready to really apply herself in a new way, so we added a sound strength-training program to her routine. Within a few months, the transformation had begun.

The first place I noticed a change was in Rebecca’s legs. They were already in good condition due to her daily runs, but now they were sleek, strong, and — yes — sexy. I remember her coming to a session once, laughing about all the compliments she was getting. Years of running hadn’t given her the phenomenal legs that she had sculpted in just a few months of strength training.

By the third month, I could see some wonderful changes occurring in Rebecca’s upper body as well, particularly in her shoulders and back. But what occurred physically is only half of the story. After seeing how much healthier and sexier she looked, she decided to use her success to help those who wanted to improve their body. Rebecca became a personal trainer so that she could share the exciting transformation she’d experienced firsthand with others.

Since I was recently divorced and ready for some positive change, I decided to get in shape–physically and mentally. I’d been active most of my life, and for years I’d been jogging, biking, and doing aerobics at the gym, so I was surprised that my first serious attempt at strength training truly transformed my 35-year-old body and my life. Not only did my body respond, but emotionally I felt stronger than ever, too. Throughout this transformation, I looked the best I ever had, I was happier, and my life was more in balance. I then changed careers and became a certified personal trainer. I went back to school, got my degree in psychology, and have continued to train people and stay fit for the last ten years.

(Excerpt from “Slow Down: The Fastest Way to Get Everything You Want”)

Love, Peace, David

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