Hello, my name is Enoch. I’ve lived in TX since 2009 and came here from LA, California. I’ve struggled with my weight for pretty much my whole life. As a kid, I was told I would grow out of my baby fat, and I held onto that belief as a teen. However, my lifestyle by that point became completely sedentary thanks to my gaming addiction. It was a pretty isolated life of sitting in front of a monitor all day while eating anything I could get my hands on, unrestricted. I entered high school as a chubby kid and graduated morbidly obese.
In the past, I’ve failed many attempts at losing weight. Looking back, the methods we (my family) used were not sustainable. We would abruptly flip our diets and eat like rabbits, while heavily restricting foods that were not vegetables. Needless to say, we never lasted longer than a week. I felt like if I truly wanted to make a change, I needed guidance, which led me to Future Fitness.
One reason why I chose Future Fitness over other gyms and services is because I read their online blog post addressing gym intimidation. As a naturally shy and quiet person, all of my fears and excuses were confronted head on by this post, and I felt challenged to act. They also had a free 7-day trial, so I thought to myself: why not?
The beginning was the hardest part of my fitness journey. Possessing zero knowledge on weight loss and having never felt success, I felt like a cart on wheels stuck in place without momentum. However, Future Fitness gave me the push I needed to see results for the first time in my life.
Thanks to the guidance of Robert, Jay, and Trey, I’ve learned a lot about how to eat right to lose weight sustainably, which debunked a lot of my initial impressions on dieting. I was also able to grasp proper form and technique on a variety of workouts, which would have been very difficult for me to do alone. It wasn’t a straight line to reaching my goal, but I’ve gained more strength thanks to that. The most important thing to keep in mind is to keep going forward and promising yourself to do better when you inevitably mess up.