HEAD COACH

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VINSON SMITH, II

"Changing my mind, changed my life."

To say that losing weight is difficult is an understatement; especially in this dollar menu society that we live in. The weight loss process, even with all the rewards, can be a roller-coaster ride of emotions that will require you to take a self-inventory.

 

In 2007,  I weighed in at 500 pounds; 275 pounds more than my current weight of 225. After my father’s untimely death in 2005 due to cancer, my battle with obesity skyrocketed to another level. I gained over 200 pounds in a matter of months. Unfit and unhappy with my life, I decided to make a change. I made a commitment to myself to fight my depression and  food addiction. This was the only way to save my life from a slow suicide. 

To reach any fitness goal,  your biggest battle will never be on the gym floor or with a trainer, it is in YOUR MIND. Ten years later and 275 pounds lighter, I have reached and maintained my milestone weight of 225 pounds. My weight loss journey has not been easy and I still battle with my food addiction on a daily basis, even as fitness specialist. Knowing how far I have come on this journey serves as constant motivation for me to keep striving for greatness and to  inspire others to do the same.