WORDS of WISDOM
Thursday, December 11, 2008
From my high school friend: Antwuan Hall
As a trainer, I am more concerned with the emotional baggage, negative self-concept, poor self-image, and acute depression which burdens my clients. I've found it easier to target the CAUSE/ROOT of the weight problem. My goal is to empower my clients, encourage them, listen to them, offer explanation, and slowly recapture their sense of esteem. This is my opinion for long term success in the gym or out the gym. The human body is a sophisticated and brilliantly designed vessel, due to its MAKER. The human body will not function at 100% if the mind is operating at 50%. You can only accomplish what you BELIEVE. Therefore, I make every attempt to clear out all the mental garbage and strongholds. Let's call it PsychoTraining. A training regimen for the mind and body.
Once we include Activity into our daily lives, we have nothing to worry about in regards to our appearance. The more overwhelmed you are with watching a scale...the less the scale will move in the direction you are seeking. A watched clock moves slowly.
Scales lie. I'm 5'11", 195lbs and considered obese by the military BMI chart, despite having only 9% bf. Determine your bodyfat% and go from there. You can gain muscle, lose fat, and remain the same weight, but can't fit into any of your old clothes. For the record, Muscle does not turn into FAT, or viceversa. Muscle burns fat by using it (fat) as a source of energy.
Honestly, I measure my personal progress when I wake up each morning by my level of mental and physical READINESS. I was so tired of going to sleep tired and waking up tired. I noticed that I was becoming more sarcastic, angry, bitter, and mean. I had to stop that cycle. I measure progress based on how I feel. I want to feel healthy, strong, encouraged, and peaceful. Not for the purpose to entice the opposite sex, but to give my children "The BEST of ME".