Category Archives: Nutrition
The worst lesson my parents could have taught me was to clean my plate at every meal. I don’t know why that lesson stuck; lord knows there were plenty that didn’t. But I rode it to the letter. It didn’t matter what anyone put in front of me, or how much, I was programmed to devour it all.
This became a problem for me when I went to college and the dining hall was buffet style. My metabolism was high, and of course I thought I was invincible, so I ate whatever looked good.
As I grew up, my friends and I continued to eat big and drink big. I soon ballooned to my heaviest ever, 225 pounds. Unreal. I was usually around 185 and in decent shape. Every summer I would hit the gym with my friends and get back in shape. So we looked at fitness as a method, and a free pass, to eat and drink poorly. This valley and peak routine continued my entire life, but as I got older, it became harder each time to get back into shape.
When I moved to Denver a few years ago to start a new adventure in life, I once again went on a free-for-all eating tour and ballooned back to my heaviest weight. I grew tired of working out alone without any feedback or encouragement; I didn’t have the drive to push myself, or to do the same boring workouts anymore. I was in a new city, and working from home made it difficult to meet new people. My new adventure wasn’t really panning out how I had hoped.
So when I drove down Colorado Blvd. and saw the sign for Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping, I was intrigued. I had high hopes that not only could I find a fitness program that would motivate me to get and stay in shape, but also meet some fun new people. FXB came through on this with flying colors.
I went from focusing on my punches and kicks quietly during my 10 week challenge to running obstacle races and throwing parties with my new gym crew over the past year. I was looking for a community and I found one. It was rewarding finding people with the same goals and ambitions, to better themselves in every way possible.
The nutrition plan was very impressive. I knew from all my research it was a modern and effective program, and it was so simple, it would be no problem transitioning to eating this way for life.
With FXB, I found a new community of like-minded people and a fitness plan that included someone instructing and coaching me to success. Now I instruct classes myself and can pursue my passion for fitness in a new way.
I went from 20% body fat to 5.2%. I love my new body and have no plans to bounce back to my old lifestyle. That’s the best part of Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping. This is a program for eating and exercising for life.
Cyprian is a member and instructor at our Denver fitness location on S Colorado Blvd.