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
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!!