Hello, hello! :)

I figure I should start my first contribution to the Strong Point Fitness blog with a brief introduction of myself.

My name is MacKenzie, and I am a 27 year old client of Strong Point Fitness. I am working full-time and going to school, while also devoting time to getting in shape.  :)  I’ve been officially working with Kevin since early November 2012, although we had crossed paths on a session or two in 2008/2009. When I approached him for some guidance last November, I thought my goals were just to lose some weight and tone things up a bit… With his nutritional/supplement guidance and a custom written 4-day/week routine, I have successfully lost over 20 pounds already, and I’m able to run a 5K race (3.2 miles) at a 5.5 MPH pace without stopping. This past weekend, I ran my first Warrior Dash (3.01 miles, with approximately 12 obstacles), and I know I couldn’t have done it without his support. (See below for photo!)

Before and After Warrior Dash 2013

Since we have made so much progress in a short time, I am finding myself wanting more… Now I’m working on a program with Kevin to get myself trained and prepared for intense obstacle course races such as the Tough Mudder (approx 10-12 miles with countless obstacles). Without his help I certainly wouldn’t know how to train as a runner while also keeping my strength to be able to complete the many intense physical demands of the obstacles along the way. I’m looking forward to documenting my results and sharing my insights on how to balance getting healthy with a busy lifestyle.

Keep an eye out later this week for an update from me that includes my beginning measurements (weight/body fat %age, etc), and my updated measurements to date.