Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a retired Air Force C-130 Instructor Pilot with 24 years of military service. I retired from the Air Force in 2010 and now am a Program Manager for a Govt contractor supporting Defense Acquisition University. I like riding my Harley on the weekends when time allows and to travel. I am also an avid amateur photographer and love to photograph great cities while on vacation.
What services are you using at Poston’s Fitness?
I do personal training twice a week with Scott.
How do you set your goals and is that working for you?
My overall goals were simple….to lose the weight and body fat that I put on after retiring from the Air Force. However, I found that I could not seem to motivate myself initially without some assistance. I came to Poston’s Fitness to get jump-started to reaching my goals. While the weight lifting and core training I get from Poston’s twice a week was great, I knew I needed to do more outside of the two personal training sessions a week. Therefore, I got back into running and have built my cardio workouts to 5 times a week. I have been able to lose the weight and body fat in a steady manner through smart dieting (just being more careful about what I eat), my cardio workouts and my sessions with Scott. I am only 7 pounds from my goal and feel better than how I felt while on active duty. I also have my eyes set on doing a 1/2 Marathon….and maybe a full marathon at some point in the future.
What part of your fitness program is the greatest challenge for you?
Time and attitude management. I think that we all know that there is an easy excuse within “arms reach” not to go workout. I have been down this road before and know that I just needed to stick with it and not allow myself an easy out to skip working out. I also know that I would reach a tipping point when working out would almost becomes a “religion”. That is that point when you begin feeling like there is something wrong if you do not get a workout in. When you reach that point….you can achieve any goal you set for yourself. I am now at that point….but it was a challenge getting to that point!
Do you have any advice that you’d like to share with your fellow Poston’s clients?
As the Nike logo says: “Just Do It!” While the personal training and support one receives from Poston’s is great….you probably will not get to your goals without additional work. I still am keeping with the personal training twice a week….but I consider those sessions now the “additional training” and my workouts outside of Poston’s as my primary tool.