in #introduceyourself2 years ago (edited)


Certified Personal Trainer

I hope that my get in shape story inspires anyone who is struggling with their health, their weight, their confidence, their image, or their motivation. If I can do it, so can you!

It was the summer of 2007, and when I looked in the mirror, I was not happy with who I saw looking back at me. In my mind I thought of myself as fit and in shape but when I looked in the mirror that is not who I saw at all. I was fat, tired, out of shape, and miserable with life. A two year struggle with a snowboarding injury had left me limping and wincing in pain at every step. Staring at my own reflection made me feel sick and upset – this was not the life I had imagined for myself.

This realization forced me to be brutally honest with myself, to stop hiding behind my clothes and the lame excuses AND TO GET OFF MY BUTT AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! I knew that something HAD to change! Me. I had to change NOW. If I didn’t immediately begin stripping away the debilitating LIES that I was telling myself then I would only become more out of shape, more unhappy and more out of context with who I was meant to be – an elite athlete and professional personal trainer.

Here are a few good examples of the lies or R.U.T.S. (Real Ugly Thinking Syndrome) I was stuck in:

 “I’m alright the way I am.”
 “I don’t have time to work out today!”
 ”I am way too busy right now. I’ll start fresh tomorrow.”
 “I’ve tried before and failed so why will this time be different?”
 “I can always change my bad habits later on when it’s more convenient.”
 “Eating healthy and working out is expensive!”
 “I want to buy that big screen T.V. I saw the other day! I think that would be more fun than going for a run outside or lifting some weights anyways.”

I made a decision to throw away my ugly old thought patterns and committed myself to change no matter how hard it was. From that point on I became like a man obsessed! I was going to do whatever it took to get the change - mind, soul, and body - that I wanted and needed!

A health and fitness lifestyle became my driving priority and I began to exercise in the gym 6 days a week for 1 to 2 hours. Sometimes I even got up at 3 a.m. to get my workouts in before I had to drive to work! I took “before pictures” and posted them EVERY Sunday morning as my profile picture for all my friends to see! I was results focussed and nothing else mattered to me! Not even when people who said they were my friends laughed and made fun of what I was doing! Their laughter was a small price to pay for achieving my goals.

I wasn’t going to let anything stand in the way! I was going to achieve the results I was after no matter what other people said! I was going to pay the price! It didn’t matter if people laughed or said that I was wasting my time or said that fitness wasn’t an important enough goal. I was going to CHANGE!

So I threw out the depressing junk food that was sitting like gremlins around the house and in the fridge waiting for their moment to add another layer of fat to my body. Instead of binge eating like a hungry hungry hippo whenever I wanted, I began planning my meals (6 meals per day) and eating healthy wholesome foods in healthy wholesome portion sizes.

Finally the day came for me to share the results I had achieved. I had worked hard so in celebration I had a professional photo shoot done.

JUNE 17, 2007 – SEPTEMBER 2, 2007

After I posted up those photos no one was laughing anymore! Instead they’re tripping over themselves to ask me how I got in shape in 12 Weeks! If I knew that I could look and feel like that in 12 weeks I would have started my Beach Ready Challenge years ago!

I began thinking about helping other people get in shape just like I had. I knew that if I could do it other people out there could and would want to do it as well! I wanted to help people feel the exact way that I had felt on that day. It was just sooooooo good! It was life changing. A complete confidence upgrade! So! Why not design a life around helping other people get Beach Ready?! This was the experience that prompted me to become a certified personal trainer.

Fast forward over 10 years and I have had the pleasure of helping lots of people (other personal trainers, doctors, professional athletes, T.V. hosts, famous singers, musicians, models, business professionals, post-pregnant mothers, students, etc.) get into the best shape of their lives. It feels so good to be a part of their get in shape stories! Seeing people transform before my eyes in 12 short weeks over and over again has been such an amazing experience for me. I truly LOVE what I do! And honestly... I can't think of anything else I would rather be doing than helping these exceptional people get Beach Ready!

So there you have it everyone! I am so glad to be here with all of you on Steemit! I will be sharing some of my client's Beach Ready testimonies (Just like mine!).

As well, I will be posting up my own current fitness activities as I continue to keep within striking distance of my own Beach Ready goals every single day! I will be using the @Actifit app to do that! It's a pretty fun/awesome idea if you ask me so make sure you check that out!

As well, please follow my company's Steemit account @beachready (and of course myself: @wil.metcalfe) as I will be adding valuable fitness content and answering fitness related questions via these channels! Also! As a note... I will be tagging my content using the #BeachReady hashtag. If any of you guys and girls out there are living the Beach Ready lifestyle then feel free to join me on the Virtual Beach by using the #BeachReady hashtag! :)

Thank you everyone for reading this far! I hope that you enjoyed my introduction post!

Wil Metcalfe
Certified Personal Trainer



Fantastic to have you here, and it's inspiring to learn about your story.. well done!
We are looking forward to seeing and reading more of your workouts and tips
If you haven't done so already, we love to see you on discord

Actifit Founder

Thank you for dropping me a line @mcfarhat. I'm glad that my beach ready story was inspiring and I'm looking forward to sharing more workouts, tips, and motivation here on SteemIt.

I believe mindfulness tracking and proof of activity is where the future of health and fitness is at so it's good to be here on the ground floor with you and your team as you build the @actifit platform!

I look forward to chatting with you all on the discord channel as well! It should be fun and informative! :)

I know you more than what this post describes.

Welcome Wil! Hope this place becomes fun for all of us.

hahaha! You certainly do know more about me than this post describes! (In only good ways of course! lol!) Thank you @kpreddy! :D

Want to see some bad and macho(swag) angles too hehe....

Welcome to steemit, I am excited to welcome you!

I have compiled a few useful steemit posts here that might come handy (including a beginners guide, markdown style etc)

Of course as @mcfarhat said, we hope to see you on the @actifit discord

See you soon :)
Katerina | Actifit Team

Thank you for your help earlier today @katerinaramm! You and @mcfarhat were great today! I was very pleased with how quick and vibrant this project is on the discord channel! I can tell that this is going to be a lot of fun already! :D

Thank you for welcoming me to SteemIt and Actifit @katerinaramm! I look forward to chatting with the Actifit Team on discord! That should be lots of fun! :)

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Well done, you've been accordingly rewarded 200 Actifit tokens, as well as a higher upvote!

Actifit..Rewarding Fitness Activity

I just checked my Actifit token wallet and sure enough... There the 200 Actifit tokens were! Made my day actually! Thank you @actifit! I'm excited to use the app and be a part of it's development! Fun times ahead! :D

Thank you, we're quite happy to have you and be able to reward actifitters :)

Wow! Look at that @mcfarhat! Snap your fingers and 8 months clicks by! I have to say that I'm glad @kpreddy introduced me to you and the @Actifit project! I can't believe that the time has gone by so quickly! We have all made so much progress in such a short time! Let's keep going strong! High-Five!

Welcome Wil , to the great community of Steemit
You are a new Steemian now!
I saw your #introduceyourself and its nice to meet you. I am on holiday and need to loose those gained kg When I get back home but I am happy to be healthy and alive regarding the kgs!!
But steemit welcome.....
Blogging, building and uplifting eachother is what this platform is all about and what its all about on this blockchain. The best part is that you could earn money too.💴💸💰
I never blogged before I just write.
But be carefull with all your passwords, Never give those up !!
For safety tips visit from Our fellow steemy @verhp11.
The Steemify App I use is great, it is available in the Appstore and free, go cheque it out. I wish you good luck with steeming and I Will See you around🍀
Your value and input is appreciated!
Good luck with your journey and may you find what you are looking for.
Just remember that all good things come in good time and never giving up is they key to big succes on Steemit.
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Greetings from Brittandjosie from the Netherlands

Thank you for your warm welcome @brittandjosie! I hope that your having a great holiday! When your back (or even when your out and about) we will make those workouts happen!

I'm not sure if you have taken a look at it yet... But I know that you like to make extra money so it's probably just the thing for you! Check out @actifit! They have put together an app that tracks your activity (nothing new there) BUT they have also found a way for us Steemians to get paid for being active! Pretty cool if you ask me! :D

Goodafternoon from a holiday in Portugal normally from Rotterdam Holland. I hope My chocolate post didnt make you think I a cheater on food All the time! But the workout app going to look at it now.

Hahaha! Everyone has their guilty pleasures... So long as you know where the healthy balance is! :D Seems like you are having a chocolate holiday in Portugal! Sounds amazing actually @brittandjosie! There must be some absolutely amazing beaches there! :)

Its super

well, nice body transformation @wil.metcalfe.
let's do a 100 push up after breakfast

Done and done! #BeachReady

Hi Dear, Welcome to the amazing world of Writing and Sharing . Make sure to post only Original content, In case of any question feel free to drop in to me...Have a Blessed & Happy Stay.....Steem on !!


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Welcome to Steemit @wil.metcalfe :)

Thank you @silent-ghost! I'm glad to be here!

It's interesting to read your story. Now I know a little bit about you and a little of your aspirations. And I am happy it worked out for you just as you were determined to achieve that change you so desire. Congratulations, that's truly awesome.
Thanks for sharing .

Thank you for dropping by (5 months ago) to read my #IntroduceYourself post Rogerine! We have all gotten to know each other pretty good over the last couple months haven't we!? The exciting thing is that there are more GREAT things coming!

Rogerine! I can't thank you enough for being such a supporter of all things #AutomaticWin & #HighFiveFriday! Together with @BeachReady, @AdventureReady, and now @EveryStepCounts I have many aspirations for the future here on the Steem Blockchain.

Thank you for being there each and every day with your @Actifit posts and comments. You are truly a pillar in this community that we are building!

I'm here to give you a High-Five but also inform you that you are my #DoubleBack contact! (1 of 7 thanks to the 7.77 Steem that @nathanmars gifted me for participating in the #Seven77 Push-Up Challenge.) What does this mean? It means I'll be sending you a 1 Steem gift. :)

Honestly! Thank you for taking the time to leave so many comments. I haven't always been able to carve out the time required to respond to each and every one... But you know what! Every comment is important to me. Because it is the comments under our posts that create community where there was none before.

I value you and I value the time you spent crafting each and every typed word. You have brought my posts to life so in recognition to this... THANK YOU!

Let's keep making Steem the most vibrant and welcoming community! Let's make all those Twitter followers wake up and realize the amazing potential of the Steem technology and supporting community! Together we can all achieve AMAZING things! :)

Hello @wil.metcalfe. You are welcome to steemit family!!!

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