Hi. My name is Jamie.
I’m 39 years old, a certified personal trainer and coffee addict. Can never have enough coffee.
It’s probably safe to say that since you’re here you’re not happy with your fitness habits. First I want to say thank you for being here and taking the time to read this.
When you’re through reading, I’d love to hear your thoughts on fitness in general and this site specifically. It’ll help me better understand what I should include here.
I wish everything in life was as easy as getting fat
Seven years ago I took a trip to California. After returning home I was looking at pictures from the trip and was stunned to see how FAT I was. It was like a slap in the face and it pissed me off.
It turned out I was 305 pounds.
I instantly became motivated to lose the weight and build muscle. The problem was I had no idea what I was doing and only thought I knew where to start.
For the first year I tried to lose weight and gain muscle at the same time. SPOILER ALERT – this doesn’t work and is a complete waste of time.
After a year and a half I got down to 182 pounds. This is when I attempted to start to build muscle.
Once again I had no idea what I was doing, didn’t eat the right foods, saw minimal muscle gain and added 35 pounds of fat.
At the two year point I was 220 pounds knowing I wasted a lot of time and energy having made mistakes due to poor knowledge and planning. Ultimately still unhappy with how I looked and felt.
Since then I got my weight back down to 180 pounds, added 10 pounds of lean muscle and learned a lot about the correct process to achieve the goals I had in mind.
I still have a long way to go. I’m currently at 20% body fat with a goal of hitting 13% and adding 15 pounds of lean muscle.
Becoming A Certified Personal Trainer And Nutritionist
I became motivated to find the most efficient way to become healthier, the first thing I felt like I had to do was get an education so I enrolled in The ISSA (International Sports Science Association) to become a personal trainer.
Once I completed that I felt like I only had half the story since working out is only part of the solution,next I enrolled and passed the nutritionist class.
I needed this technical education to know and understand how to help myself and others but I truly feel like my personal experience of being overweight and learning how broken the system is for people to learn how to help themselves is what really gives me the motivation and credibility to teach others what not to do.
I want you to learn from my mistakes
I made a lot of mistakes and will do my best to explain them so that you hopefully don’t make the same ones.
I’m not going to use big fancy words to sound smarter than I am, or tell you that you’re going to build 20 pounds of muscle in a month, or lose 30 pounds of fat overnight.
If you have started to research any fitness topics you can’t help but notice the over hyped, contradicting information put out there by what has become a multi-billion dollar fitness industry.
Every company has a magic pill that will make you look like a greek god or a runway model overnight, It’s all BULLSHIT to get insecure people that don’t know any better to waste there money.
Trust me I should know, I wasted more money in the beginning on crap supplements and piece of shit workout equipment than I care to admit.
Use your common sense, if it sounds to good to be true than it most likely is.
There is no magic pill to substitute what hard work will get you, it’s going to be hard and you’re going to want to quit but if you truly want to change your lifestyle you’ll stick with it and see the positive results.
The problem is there is such an abundant amount of information out there that it is sometimes impossible to decipher the GOOD from the BAD. Lack of knowledge causes people to waste their time and energy.
Studies have shown that human beings take an average of 21 days to form new habits. I believe it to be true. I hated any type of exercise when I started. Now I can’t stand missing a day.
What I hope to accomplish with Truism Fitness
The intent of this site if you haven’t already noticed is to cut through all the contradictions, myths and over hyped crap to give you the most straightforward information to help you understand what you need to do and don’t do.
The articles will be based on science, facts and tried and true methods to help you reach your goal in the most efficient and intelligent way possible.
Simply put I want to skip all the bullshit to make your new habits and goals easily attainable. If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to shoot me a message and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,