My Friend and Yours: Chris Hopkins

Hey!

I am going to be posting some highlights of people who work with me – individuals looking to improve health, build interpersonal relationships with like-minded folks and highlight ways people motivate themselves and each other. After seeing some of these answers, I can promise you this…we’ve all got at least one thing in common – we’re all weird.

‘None of us is as smart as all of us’ – Japanese Proverb (I think)

A huge component in all of this is building relationships. To me, there are a lot of amazing people I receive motivation from in being my best – and in extension – helping you! My hope is that you will take something from each person I post about, give suggestions and encourage them to keep bettering themselves. I feel very lucky to be in the position that I am in – and my goal is to get you to feel that same way.

Without further ado, my friend and yours,

Chris ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins

  • Who are you? Don’t be afraid to be weird.

    Im a (soon to be) 42 yr old male that is from West Virginia…  I just so happen to be overweight, gay, and a baptized Christian (I walk a fine line).  I let my faith influence me, but not control me.

  • What obstacles did you have before starting an exercise program? What obstacles do you currently have? 

    Willpower… pure and simple.  I don’t mind working out I just have a hard time staying focused.  I don’t like the feeling of being judged.  Oddly enough I’m the one usually judging myself.  As for current issues- I just have a real hard time saying “no” to certain foods and I sometimes don’t quit when I’m “full”.

  • How have you been able to overcome those obstacles? What’s your plan to achieve these obstacles?

    It’s a constant struggle and will leave it at that… it probably always will be.

  • What is your goal? 

    To get below %25 BCA and maintain it or get better.

  • What/who motivates you? In work? In life? In exercise?

    I don’t want to be obnoxious but I motivate me…  I want better for me and I strive for it however Im also my biggest obstacle.  I also draw strength from people that I know that succeed and have strong willpower and drive.

  • Why now?Are there any specific events coming up or that have recently occurred to spark your interest?

    I don’t want to jeopardize the last 4 1/2 to 5 yrs of my career  because of BCA issues and I want to maintain my health and fitness as I live through the rest of my 40s and beyond

  • Favorite activities?

    Obstacle course running, Frisbee, and paintball (I have other non-physical activities I enjoy as well

  • Anything you would like to add?

      Listen to the “Goose” and im sure we shall all succeed together!!

 

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