It’s been about a year now that I handed the wheel over to my coach, David Allen and had him start my nutrition programming. In addition to this, I have been training powerlifting for about a year and four months now. When I first started with him, it was a little challenging to make the necessary adjustments that were needed to stay consistent with everything. I find that this is one aspect of my journey that I enjoy the struggle of because it helps me better relate to my clients when they are having trouble and are looking for advice on what to do. I find it hard to help people out who are having problems if I haven’t experienced those problems for myself. Everyday that I face a new problem, I just try to see it as an opportunity to help another friend, client, or family member out in the future that may be facing a similar situation.
When I was young, I never wanted to “listen to my elders” and what they were trying to tell me, not realizing that they themselves have been through many different scenarios in life, and they may actually have an idea of what they are talking about. This is just another reason why I believe that having an experienced coach to guide you along your fitness journey will be much more beneficial, rather then trying to blindly do things on your own and having to learn things “the hard way.” The biggest thing that I have come to realize is that these things take time and they will not happen over night. Nothing is a quick fix. It will take discipline, it will take sacrifice, and it may not always be fun. Through struggle, comes success. Learn to enjoy the process, and you will reap the benefits.
Below are some photos of my year in nutrition, and my almost year and a half powerlifting. My journey is just beginning.