When Steve’s health journey began, it was mostly about his family. He wanted to be present and energetic for his wife and daughter. But as he continued to work toward his goals, his story began to spark change in friends, coworkers, Plexus team members, and most importantly, in himself. Steve lost 32 pounds during the challenge, and an additional 15 in the 3 months after he finished his 60 Day Trim Up. #feelgoodfriday #fitnessfriday
The holidays are always pretty brutal for me. I mean, they’re great, but all the cookies and egg nog are a little too hard to ignore. So, the holidays turn into a time for great memories...and an expanding waistline. As I spent time with my family over the break, I realized I wasn’t where I wanted to be health wise. At 38, I realized I was headed down the path my father took—and he had his first heart attack at 42. He died before he could even walk my sisters down the aisle. I didn’t want the same for my daughter. I decided it was time to break free of the cycle and commit to real change.
The 60 Day Trim Up couldn’t have come at a better time. I knew I could commit to 60 days. I’d tried similar programs in the past, but I’d always ended up quitting when things got tough. This time, I knew that with Plexus’s incredible products on my side, along with a great support system to give me the accountability I needed, things would be different.
And they were! I got hit with every temptation possible: birthday parties, rodeo food, catered events, concerts. All that food I used to love. But this time, I didn’t want it. My new lifestyle gave me the motivation and willpower to keep going. Sure, it was still hard, especially those first few mornings. But as this became less of a temporary change and more of a permanent one, I began to take a sense of pride in my new routine, and in the new person I had become.
Now, I’m so excited for my new life. I’ve seen the power that a strong support system can have. I’ve seen how willing people are to help you reach your goals. It has humbled me and encouraged me to lift up and inspire others. I now have the confidence I need to step up and stretch myself. I’ve moved one mountain—now on to the next.