Best Shape Of Your Life?

"Are you in the best shape of your life?"

A guy at the gym the other day asked me this, and without even having to think about it, I responded, "Yeah, I am!" And I'm not gonna lie, it felt really good to be able to say that!

I am in the best shape of my life. I am leaner, stronger, and more muscular than ever, but that is because I have worked dang hard to get here! It is the direct result of the work I've put in over the last 10+ years; the direct result of being consistent, never giving up, always striving to be better. No quick fix, no instant results, no “secret” supplement or program; just slow and steady results. Little by little, year by year, I slowly gained more muscle, became leaner, and added more and more weight to the bar. And little by little, my body began to transform.

I attribute most of my success to lifting weights! Picking up those weights 15 years ago was one of the BEST things I've ever done. I really can't imagine what my life would be like without lifting! It has done so much for my life-for my health, my confidence, and my mindset, just to name a few. It has also led me to some great people and opportunities!

But that doesn't mean I stop here-there is no finish line, and I can always work on improving and challenging myself even more. That is what keeps me going. I can only hope that in 10, 15, 20 years from now I will still be going strong!

*And just to note, being in the best shape of your life is NOT just about what you look like on the outside. Because you can look amazing on the outside but be empty on the inside. So it could be that you are stronger than ever...or fitter than ever...or maybe you eat healthier than you ever have....or maybe you now finally have confidence in your own skin.*

Are YOU in the best shape of your life?  Don't settle for less than you can be! The power is in YOUR hands...What are you waiting for?

If you need help with where to start, feel free to send me a message on Facebook or my e-mail! :)  I love hearing from you! I would also love to hear what weight training has done for YOU, and I will maybe share it in a future post!


  1. Yesss! I *am* in the best shape of my life! I hope I continue to grow, but right now I am not only happy with how I look, but also what I can accomplish. I am stronger than I was a year and I half ago (when I started lifting) but I am not SUPER strong. But I keep improving. I do a lot of HIIT and that is REALLY helping my speed with running and things with that. I love running... but I love lifting too. I know, that is like an oxymoron, right? But yes, I feel so good and I hope I continue to feel good and get better. I like how you mentioned being consistent over time. I believe that is key. I eat ice cream. I drink vodka. I have carbs. But it's more good choices than bad choices. I would hate to be super strict, I need to enjoy life too. :)

    1. That's what it's all about, improving slowly over time and enjoying things you love in moderation. Thanks for commenting! :)


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