Tim Vogel’s first visit to Training for Warriors East Metro was a little different than it is for some people. He was coming along to listen in on the conversation with his wife and Head Coach Brian Waldo. Little did he know it would lead to changes he never thought would happen. Tim has become a successful student in our practices and he strives each day to make better choices! We asked Tim to share his thoughts below. Read his story and see if it might seem familiar?
What were some of your struggles before you came to TFW East Metro?
When I first started the program I suffered from a sugar addiction and significant inactivity. Sense of helplessness and knowing I needed to change but didn’t want to… or felt I could not make a permanent change that needed to happen. I knew that if I didn’t choose to alter my life there would be payday coming. My Doctor was telling me to lose weight, my knee was telling me to lose weight and my wife was trying to get through to me as well. I was a miserable mess. I dreaded hot weather and clothes I used to wear hung in the closet. In my own words “I am never letting myself go” just mocked me, because I had. I would hear on the radio people who would swear by special diet programs and think yeah right.
What made you reach out to TFW East Metro?
I reached out to the TFW East Metro Dojo through my wife Jeanie. Her bone scan density took a big drop and she had to begin weight-bearing exercise. I decided what I had going was not working and would come along to the strategy session and listen. Jeanie was already acquainted with Coach Brian Waldo, and knew that he coached other friends on their fitness lifestyle goals. Not knowing anything about working out we decided to set up a time to talk. Having lost weight before I knew that it’s a serious change I was considering. I knew I would have to change other things in my life other than adding exercise. The budget was also a concern. In order to fit the program into our budget I cut the satellite TV, no hockey playoffs this year!
What are some of the significant results you’ve gotten since training at TFW East Metro?
What are the top 3 tips that helped you transform?
Tips that I can and do share with others at to trust the Coach and your family , they got your back. Make the good choice every day, sure it’s a fight, but you are fighting for your own life, the more good choices you make the more you cement a lifestyle. Work your butt off you WILL see results. Never give up, have a bad day or week? (You will) Then get back on it!