As I promised to you all earlier, this post is all about my trainer, John Diaz: the man who single handedly inspired me to fall in love with fitness over the past 2 years. As I'm sure all of you know by now, I have been on quite the journey over the past 5 years towards my best self. At a loss (so far) of about 100 pounds , I definitely wouldn't have been able to do it without John. Before John, I cleaned up my eating habits and lost about 45 pounds on my own, no exercise involved. Knowing I needed to incorporate fitness into my daily routine, my best friend (and biggest support system) introduced me to John, who she had been working out with for a few months. With over 30 years of experience under his belt, John had me feeling comfortably challenged within minutes.
I'm a firm believer in "slow and steady" progress. Sure, it has taken me 5 years to get to where I am today, but never once have I gained a single pound back. I am able to enjoy my 20's and feel positive and healthy about the track that I am on without a single ounce of guilt. It's been about learning moderation.
A big part of this journey (and learning about moderation) has been a constant education in nutrition. With the biggest part of body change coming from food (and a much smaller percentage from exercise), I have had a LOT to learn, and it is important to touch on this part of the process. As I mentioned, my first 45 pounds were all from eating better. However, as my body got used to just improved eating, I needed and wanted to learn more about nutrition and why I should be eating healthier. John has been extremely helpful in teaching me about what foods to eat, when to eat them, and how to eat them. For access to his helpful information, make sure to follow his blog.
I workout with John on an average of 3 days a week - one day dedicated to lifting, one to kick boxing, and the third day dedicated to circuit training. My best weeks, I also do cardio on the days where I do not see John. He has completely transformed my body, and just as importantly, my mindset when it comes to exercise. I used to come up with any excuse to skip a workout. Now, I actually miss the gym if I can't get in my 3 days with him.
John does not focus on the number on the scale. We track my measurements and count inches lost. This was a new concept to me. Like most women, I was focused on the scale and that "perfect goal weight." I can honestly say now that I do not have a goal weight or that "magic number" that I need to see on the scale.
I have recommended John to a handful of people, everyone having had great and successful experiences with him. If you are in need of a trainer, I couldn't express my trust and confidence in John more. Give him a call and schedule your first (FREE) training session, I promise you that you won't regret it!
3211 Cahuenga Blvd. W. Suite 101
Los Angeles, CA 90068