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Get a Glimpse – July 2017

screen-shot-2017-07-05-at-11-29-02-pmWhen I was 19 years old, I lost more than 100 pounds. I went from 270 down to 160. I’m now 24 and my biggest challenge lately has been simply learning how to continue a pursuit of fitness when life gets busier and busier and the schedule is full.

The Louisville Athletic Club (LAC) has been a big part of my life for the past four years as I worked in maintenance at the Westport road facility. I met so many people from all different places in life who helped me learn how to workout, eat right and have a great time doing it. I am still a member and workout at the Westport Road LAC, but I don’t work there anymore. I left to pursue a career as a machinist at the start of the year,

Jacob Higdon needed to loose weight. He started running then someone showed him how to lift weights. After some hard work he dropped 100 lbs. and now working out is just a part of his life.

Jacob Higdon needed to lose weight. He started running then someone showed him how to lift weights. After some hard work he dropped 100 lbs. and now working out is just a part of his life. Photo by David Harrison

My biggest supporter is definitely my wife. She prepares a lot of meals for me and is always looking for ways to make great food that’s great for us. And she’s simply the best workout partner ever.

I’ve learned that metabolism is super important. You’ve got to spread those calories out across the day. When it comes to exercise, I don’t have as much time to be in the gym as I used to, so I really try and focus on the important muscle groups when I’m there and make the most of every workout. Incorporating fitness into everyday life is important – like walking to that shop down the street instead of driving or playing basketball one weeknight with the guys. Find fun ways to stay active.

 

If you’re considering going on a journey to reclaim your health, ask yourself, “Who do I want be?” If you want to be in better shape, then decide that’s what you’re going to do and don’t give up. If someone like me can lose weight, why can’t you?

 

 

 

 

 

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