Chef B-Rizzle Gets Fit

IMG_9105My life has been pizza for as long as I can remember.  Now pizza is not my favorite food, but pizza pays my bills.  My career has revolved around pizza since I was a 14 year old kid working for my dad in his pizza place.  When I was a kid, I did dishes for my dad at his restaurant and got paid in pizza.  I was active and played baseball, but was always a bigger kid.

As I grew up, I went from working for my dad in the restaurant, to working for a restaurant corporation.  The corporate run restaurant was much different from my dad’s place.  High-stress, lots of politics, and I was required to taste-test every item, which was almost 2,000 calories a day.  After several years of working in a corporate restaurant, I left to go work for another pizza chain in a quality assurance and training position.  Less stress, less politics, and a lot less calories — the only draw back, I went from being on my feet for 10 – 12 hours a day, to being sedentary the majority of my day.

One year later, at a routine doctor’s visit, I found out I had gained 30 pounds and was at my heaviest.  It was the week after Thanksgiving and we were headed into the holidays, I left my doctor’s office with an eating plan, a jar of protein powder, and the drive to lose 100 pounds.  In 6 months, I dropped the weight by severely restricting my calories and doing cardio every single day.  I was obsessed! I went from a 4X shirt and 48” waist to a 2X and a 40” waist in those 6 months.  With the heat of summer came a decline in my exercise routine and BBQ season, so I indulged a little more than usual.IMG_2551

I kept the weight off for a few years, but in April of 2011, I stopped chewing tobacco and within a year, I gained every pound back,  Personal and health issues, work stress, snacking, and being paid to taste pizza every day easily added that pounds on.  I was miserable.

I finally decided I needed a change that was permanent and a plan that I could actually implement daily.  I have always hated working out in front of other people but I knew working out was my only answer.  A friend of mine referred me to Rob and the environment was perfect for me.  I was able to concentrate on my workout and focus on my health.  I was food prepping, walking on my lunch hour, and working out with Rob 2-3x a week.  IMG_1445One thing about Rob, is that even at 5:30am, he is ALWAYS positive and in a GREAT mood, which makes showing up much easier.  I have been “showing up” for over a year now thanks to Rob’s commitment to making every person he works with comfortable!

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Coach Rob J

Integrated Fitness Training and Nutritional Coaching. As fitness pro and coach, my mission is to meet each of my clients at their respective stage in the journey and then guide them to a fit and healthier future. This is a Fitness Experience that will change your life! Rob Johnson 559-213-7519

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