My name is Jesse, many of you know me from the front desk at The Works. I have worked at The Works in some capacity for over 13 years. Many long time members have witnessed the fitness struggles I have had over the years. But, this year, I am determined to bring big changes in my life and one of them is reaching my health and fitness goals that I have had for so long and never achieved. I am hoping to share that journey with everyone.
So a little about myself. I am 30 years old from Rochester. I am currently 80 pounds heavier than I want to be. I started 2014 90 pounds heavier and lost 10 pounds before deciding to tell people about my journey. Currently [2 weeks ago!] I weigh 260 pounds, my goal is to weigh 180 pounds by the end of this year.
I am doing this, so far, by setting small goals for myself. The first goal I accomplished was getting myself to the gym on a regular basis. The second is to lose 7 1/2 pounds per month. The third goal is to make sure that at least 3 of the 5 days that I go to the gym I am doing at least a half hour of cardio. The rest of the time I am in the weight room.
My plan for my routine is based off of the Body in the Works Physique Challenge that I tried to do last year. I wanted use those recommendations for the first 4 or 5 months then I am going to seek the help of one of our amazing trainers to help me develop a training plan for the rest of the year.
Let this journey begin!
-Follow Jesse's journey and be sure to let him know you're reading when you see him at the Desk!