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From excuse to success

Posted: August 5, 2010 9:42 p.m.
Updated: August 6, 2010 4:55 a.m.

Cheralyn Goekeritz six months after she began exercising.

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Cheralyn Goekeritz, mother of four from Stevenson Ranch, made the time to change her life. Here is her story:

“I love how I feel! I’ve been living for years with the excuse, “It’s not my time — when my kids grow up I’ll have time to focus on myself.” But then I realized my kids were getting ripped off just as much as I was. There’s no way I can be the best my kids deserve when I am not at my best. My excuse wasn’t working anymore and it was time to make some changes.

I sheepishly began my first workout program at Results Fitness, and it was so pathetic. I couldn’t even do six lunges in a row.

Incorporating the nutrition plan seemed daunting and finding time to work out was a constant struggle. It seemed like there was always a good reason why “today” wasn’t a good day.

But that’s just it — it’s all about today. It has to be today. Today is the day I need to think about my health, my fitness and my intentions. Pretty soon tomorrow will be “today,” so I had to start thinking of what I was doing to meet my goals, every single day.

I committed myself to following the plan 100 percent. I was determined to start working out regularly and give my best effort every time, and I always ended with a recovery shake — the best part of my day.

The incredible thing is, I couldn’t believe how quickly the changes occurred. Within a few weeks I felt stronger, I had more energy and I could see my body changing. Soon I wasn’t even thinking of looking for excuses anymore — I wanted to be in the gym.

Six months later, the clothes I used to hide in my closet because they were too tight have been thrown out because they are too big. I am doing exercises I never dreamed of, and loving it.

The nutrition plan is my new comfort zone because I know every day I am doing my body good and the guesswork is gone.

Even my aching joints and headaches are no longer a problem. I find myself smiling as I walk into the gym and smiling even bigger on the way out.  I am more anxious to be out and about and I love shopping again. My kids tell me I’m strong, and they love how much I am willing to do with them. Heading towards 40, I really don’t know when I’ve ever felt better. It’s totally worth it and I can’t wait to see where I am in another six months.”

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