Before joining this Turbulence Training challenge, I thought I was fit. I work as a bar manager at a local club, much of the work is quite physical; constant lifting and walking all day. I am 68 and I’m a Young man!
When I got home from work, I would slump in the comfortable chair; have a snooze for two hours or so. I thought that was because I’d physically worked hard during the day and it was normal to be tired; I now know a new kind of ‘normal’.
I have been doing Home Workouts Revolution as well as “Buff Dudes-Hot Chicks” workout, challenging myself, to increase the weights for the maximum benefit on the next workout.
The benefits are that I’m far less tired and a lot more active; I snooze less but sleep better; I have more energy; tiredness is something to look forward to because I know I’ve worked hard to earn the rest!
The workouts were rewarding, rewarding because I completed them, I had encouragement from my great trainer and her team to keep going and stay focussed – right to the last lift, squat or burpee. The added bonus was the training family I now have.
To improve my fitness and overall general health was my goal, so that I could maintain a healthy lifestyle without having to worry about any major health problems. 20 years ago I had a triple bypass surgery. I have always been consciously aware of meal sizes, healthy choices and taking all things in moderation.
I wanted to be able to keep up with the younger crowd at work as well as my family and grandchildren and perhaps drop a couple of kilos at the same time.
What I achieved was much more than a fitness goal, it is more likened to a transformation.
It involves pride because I became fitter, stronger and leaner. My family see that I’m fitter and healthier and they are proud.
A transformation from “the old kind of normal” to “new kind of normal”; a normal lifestyle which includes the balance of exercise, fitness, food and energy to keep up with everyone else.