Young Lady Proves Her Personal Fitness Wisdom

Thursday, November 18th 2010

Some of the best posts here are candid accounts of personal fitness success stories…

If you’ve been following this site for a while – then you know there are various types of great successes – each very special in their own unique way.

This one is no different. And no matter what your age – you will get something from this, for sure… Read on…

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: Life story + thank you email :)
From: Alexandra P… “ap…[email protected]——”
Date: Wed, November 03, 2010 2:07 am
To: “Joey @ JoeyAtlas . com”

Hi Joey,

I don’t usually write these emails, and I’m not sure if you’ll read this, but here I go anyways!

My name is Alex and I’m 18 years old. Anyways, I played competitive volleyball almost all through high school, so I was extremely in shape! (I’m talking training 3 times a week for beach volleyball and another 2 times for indoor) About 18 months ago, at the beginning of my senior year, I knocked back a position on the state volleyball team to concentrate on school…

After knocking back the position, the amount of volleyball I was playing started to drop off, I was doing less and less exercise and after about 6 months, it started to show.

Not to anyone else, as I was still a lot skinnier than a lot of my friends and I always got told to shut up when I complained. But for me, it just wasn’t good enough that I was starting to get flabby as opposed to my tightly toned body I’ve been used to.

But, I’m naturally extremely lazy and though I’d complain, I’d never actually do anything about it. So before I knew it, I went from a size 8 to a size 10 (Australian sizes) and trying to convince myself it wasn’t ‘that bad’…

Which brings me to this year, where I’m in the most unfit shape I’ve ever been in my life…

Yes, I know I’m only 18 and have no life experience etc as my Dad would say. But being just ‘okay’ at anything has never sat right with me, especially when I KNOW I can do better.

So at the beginning of the year before I started working full time, I went and got myself a gym membership. I went 5 times a week for 3 months, I was feeling great, I had a lot more energy, but the changes I were seeing just wasn’t what I wanted, then I got sick and never really got back into it, only going once a week now if I’m lucky.

I also don’t watch what I eat one tiny bit, even though I really should. In the last year, I’ve seen my step mum gain 20 kgs because her age and not looking after herself was catching up to her…

Which brings me to my main motivation for finally getting my act together and deciding to do something, even though my body is OKAY now, what’s going to happen in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?

I DO NOT want to get fat…

So bored at work, I was having a bit of a google and I came across your site. I was extremely skeptical at first, but I really enjoyed reading your stuff because it was clear that you cared and weren’t spewing bullshit!

So I bit the bullet and bought the DVD’s, hoping to prove everyone wrong who said I’d been pulled into some marketing scam…

All I can say is WOW.

I’m finding muscles I never even knew I had!

I’ve done countless amounts of different exercises over my time playing competitive volleyball, and nothing has ever burned like your exercises. (Besides maybe wall sits!) It was GREAT!

The day after I did the workout for the first time, I had a lactic acid build up that I hadn’t had in so long, and it felt good! Same with the day after the 2nd workout. I LOVE getting that lactic acid build up feeling, makes me feel like I’ve done something.

But then I did a silly thing and fell asleep at the beach with no sunscreen on…. 4 days later brings us to yesterday where it had finally gone down enough that I could move. So I did your workout for the 3rd time and once again, wow!

I also feel like I’m building my core strength back up, which is AMAZING! Something I never thought I’d get back without going back into hard out volleyball training again!

I read every newsletter you send, and I love the success stories so much!! So life story put aside, I’m writing to tell you that I feel so fortunate I’ve found you at such a young age, so I don’t let my body slip into complete fatness and spend forever fighting to get it back!

I can’t wait for my body to be back to where I know it can be! Indirectly, you’ve also motivated me to pick up volleyball again, I really miss an active lifestyle. So as soon as I finish writing this, I’m going to Facebook the girls and see who’s keen!!!

I hope more girls my age stumble across your site, because I truly believe that starting now is going to be so much better for my health and well being in the long run!

So thank you so much Joey!!

— Alex

PS- One of my favourite parts of your DVD is the fact that there is NO ANNOYING MUSIC! Can’t stand that gimmicky crap!

Firsthand accounts of common “ups & downs” make success more realistic to other, ‘everyday’ people. They PROVE it can be done – and this inspires others into action… it happens every day.

I hope you’ve found something of value in this story. If so please share it with others and feel free to leave your comments or thoughts below…

Your trainer forever – your trainer for life,

Joey Atlas

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