So the other day, a random person at the gym made an offhand comment to me and said, “I can’t imagine you ever being out of shape.” I was flattered by the remark and I took it as a compliment. That day I went home and flipped through some old photographs and I reflected on how out-of-shape I was. The before pictures below are from 2010.
Looking at several older photographs of myself, I am astonished at how I let myself get so unhealthy, fatigued, and out-of-shape. In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, I consistently did not make time to go to the gym neglecting taking care of my physical fitness needs which resulted in the 2010 pictures.
In 2012 I joined CrossFit East County. I remember my first few days at the gym chuckling to myself at how convinced I was that everyone working out must be on some type of steroid or taking hyper supplements to perform at such a high level. I still remember my first few workouts and how punishing they were thinking to myself that I would not survive. However, over time, and with excellent coaching my health improved, my strength improved, my endurance improved, and my overall fitness evolved into a much stronger version of myself.
In all honesty, what really motivates me to continue the CrossFit discipline at CrossFit East County is the tangible results that I see from each workout and the superior programing of Teshina Deboer. Furthermore, the positive energy of the members encouraging one another is second-to-none. Throughout my life I have been exposed to my coaches and trainers, it is noteworthy to mention that Paul and his wife Tina are consummate professionals and what I qualify as the “Real Deal” when it comes to professionals who understand physical fitness. They know how to connect with and work with each and every member at CrossFit East County to ensure that members reach their individual fitness goals.
I am genuinely grateful for my association with the CrossFit East County family that I train with.
The best time to start working out is 5 years ago. The second best time to start if you did not start 5 year ago is right now! Today!