I now reach for a Quest Bar instead of a handful of cookies. I look forward to feeling great. I look forward to being happy with myself, regardless of my progress. It's about a lifestyle change, it's not a race.
I've been into fitness for about 5 years now and I've never been so happy. Not just happy about how my body looks, but about how I feel. I feel strong, accomplished and energetic. I'm so blessed to have the opportunity to work with Koko, and Koko's amazing members. To help them find the motivation and make the same change I did, it's just perfect.
Most of all, I'm just happy with myself. It's taken me a long time to figure out how important self-love is, especially when it comes to preserving your own mind, body and health. I've moved on from dreading my trips to the gym. I now look forward to improving and protecting my body, hanging with Koko's staff and members, and watching my progress on the FitCheck.
My time so far at Koko has been nothing short of life changing. The staff, the members, and the results have all been out-of-this-world. From May 13th to June 5th my eBMI went from 16.5 to 12.5. My lean muscle mass went from 94.8 to 99.1, and my strength increased by 16%. You would think I'd be working out 4 hours per day for those results, but no, that's from the specifically designed program for my own body and goals.
My progress is the result of incorporating a mind-set of balance in my fit lifestyle. That includes focusing on eating frequent nutritious foods, without depriving myself of a tasty slice of pizza, or two. Hitting the weights at least 3 times per week for 30 minutes each, 15 minutes of cardio 4 times per week.
Being forgiving towards myself when I miss a workout, or when I go crazy on that tempting Open House food, is something that I'm working on as well. That's no reason to throw in the towel. Keep at it and good things will come. I can help, and you can find me at Koko's new East Beltline location, along with many other amazing people.