I came up with a lot of excuses
I drove by Synergy for about two years, admiring the big before and after pictures of the people in the windows who’d clearly changed their lives and their bodies for the better. But I couldn’t quite picture myself as one of them. I came up with a lot of excuses, like my work and kids, for not trying to either.
One day, I finally admitted to myself I wasn’t ever going to be able to reclaim my identity as a once-fit person without being willing to get started again. I knew myself well enough to know that I would need some outside help to stay accountable, to figure out how to exercise effectively and intensively but in low-impact ways, and to stay focused on long-term results, and not get frustrated by setbacks. So I finally took the mental leap of faith and signed up.
A year later, I’m proud of myself for working through that fear and making good progress towards rebecoming the fit person that I want to be. I can see good changes in my physique, and in how my clothes fit. I’m stronger and my agility is improving.