I really got into shape for the sake of my career. It was a lucky accident that I now enjoy the benefits of healthier living. A few years ago, I was not the same person I am now. Not only has my size changed, but my whole appearance. I had a very long and messy beard at the time. I wore baggy clothes that were often dirty. I truly didn’t care about my appearance. Then my band got hired for a major gig at an outdoor music festival. I realized I had a few months to make improvements. I decided to exercise and get into better physical shape for the show. I realized that appearance does make a difference in the acceptance of a crowd. I didn’t have a lot of time, so I signed up at the gym and found a personal trainer to work with me. I figured getting the help of a professional was the quickest way to reach my goals. I am not a fan of exercise. I needed expert guidance on what type of workout program would maximize results as quickly as possible. I learned that a personal trainer is extremely knowledgeable. She was able to not only design a workout plan but help with my eating habits as well. She insisted that my food intake was fuel for the body and would greatly impact my progress. I admit that I noticed a big difference when I started eating healthy. I also realized very quickly that losing weight and toning muscle is hard work. However, I immediately liked how it made me feel. I suddenly had a lot more energy. I felt good about myself. It made me set new goals and become determined to achieve them. I couldn’t have made these changes in my life without my personal trainer. I have been so impressed with the short term results so much that I’ve stuck with the same personal trainer ever since. I continue to improve, and I love feeling healthy and strong.