The Angry Trainer Turns 39!
I did just write that headline right? Man I’m 39 and it seems really odd to me. In all seriousness I keep thinking of myself as a 19 year old. But with two boys ages 13 and 11, that’s not likely. So it is true… I’m one year away from the big 4-0!
To commemorate the big day my site producer thought it might be interesting if I shared a few thoughts on how I’m feeling. So here’s what I’m thinking…
Fact is I used to be extremely selfish in my younger years. I was a bit narcissistic and really always thought of myself. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t a total jerk, but growing up with low self esteem and confidence had turned me into a an “all about Alfonso” kind of guy. Of course having children changed all of that and as I got older my entire mindset changed significantly. My goals? Simple really – to help as many people as I can with the opportunities I’ve been given. Sure I want to be lean, strong and have a killer physique, those are all ‘given’ and pre-programmed into my daily life. But what I gain tremendous satisfaction from is helping others change their perception of themselves and being a guide towards better health and fitness.
Over the two years that Angry Trainer Fitness has been running, I’ve received hundreds of letters from people all over the world telling me how much they appreciate what I share and my mission. I’ve helped people to lose weight, get their life back and regain their passion for fitness just by sharing my thoughts and giving tips based on my experience. For me that’s truly priceless and makes me feel like I’m doing something good, something that makes a difference in people’s lives. It may sound cliché or corny, but I want to make a real difference, especially with children and those who feel hopeless.
My goal is to help as many people as I can in anyway that I can. My goal is to use the Angry Trainer brand to do things for people that I wouldn’t have been able to without it. I want to continue to learn, be exposed to others point of view, be proved wrong and humbled and mostly, continue to grow and evolve. Most importantly, I want to share that experience with all of you.
When people ask me what I want for my birthday or Christmas, I honestly can’t think of anything. The gift I’m looking for is that of success and no one can give that to me, only I can control and work for that. I have a great girlfriend, two amazing children and step daughters, Richard and Roger, my site producers who put up with my shortcomings and continue to believe in me, amazing friends I’ve met in the fitness world, the website – Angry Trainer Fitness and now my actual studio to train people in. What else could I need? I already have the most important things in life, everything else are just extras.
Although I will share one goal with you and no it’s not a 500-pound squat or 405 pound bench press – been there done that. No, this time I’m going for a 6-minute mile! Yes I’ve been training for my fastest run ever for the past few weeks and I’m feeling good. It’s been really hard but I know I can do it with the right training. So come the end of February or early March, I plan on sharing my success with you.
As always, I love hearing from all of you and appreciate all of your comments – good and bad. Please feel free to suggest topics and become active on the Angry Trainer Facebook page. 2013 is coming and it will be a great year for all of us.
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