Between the demands of work, family, and the rest, it is easy to lose sight of your health. You tell yourself that you are young and you can push yourself hard now so that later you can enjoy the fruits of your labor. You tell yourself that your metabolism is great and you won't gain weight ... just yet. You grab the junk food between your meetings and your flights at the airport, because it is convenient and saves you time. You postpone prioritizing yourself over everything and everyone else. But in reality, this mentality will always steer you wrong.
That is how I gained 20 pounds and started feeling old while still in my early 30s. I've been ignoring myself for a long time.
One unremarkable morning, I woke up and realized that things needed to be different. So I started making changes. Not radical ones, small ones. That's the key. If there is anything I've learned in life, it is that to get to that big audacious goal of yours you need to make small, gradual changes. And you need to be patient. I didn't want to set any flashy New Year's resolutions, because those never work out. I also didn't want to diet to lose weight, because this approach is always short-term (all my friends that dieted always got their pounds back). I wanted a routine that was simple enough, but that would feel a regular part of my day.
Over the next six to 12 months I lost more than 15 pounds and my sound sleep returned. I have more energy, and I feel better than I have in a while.
Now after helping myself and learning more about being fit after working crazy hours, i wanted to start a camp to help others to not just dream but achieve their fit self.