Chapter 2: Going it Alone
Norm was determined to get in shape and improve his health and wellness, but he was determined to do it on his own. He didn’t want to admit that he needed help, and he didn’t want anyone to know about his struggles.
So, he dove headfirst into his new routine, pushing himself harder and harder every day. He started running longer distances and lifting heavier weights. He even started cutting out all of his favorite foods, thinking that this was the only way to lose weight.
But despite his best efforts, Norm wasn’t seeing the results he wanted. In fact, he was starting to feel worse than ever. He was constantly tired and in pain, and he had even started experiencing some injuries.
Sheila noticed the change in Norm’s behavior, she could see that he was pushing himself too hard and not getting the results he wanted. She tried to talk to him about it but he didn’t want to hear it, he thought he knew best.
Buddy was also noticing the change in his dad, he wanted him to be healthy and happy but couldn’t understand why he was hurting himself. He wanted to help but didn’t know how.
Nancy, Norm’s daughter, was the most worried of all. She had seen her dad’s health deteriorate and didn’t want to lose him. She wished he would listen to the people who cared about him and get professional help.
Charlie, Norm’s boss, didn’t even notice that Norm had a problem. He was too focused on his work and his own success. He didn’t care about the impact it was having on Norm’s health and well-being.
It wasn’t until Norm had an accident at the gym, where he was trying to lift weights that were too heavy for him and got hurt, that he finally realized that he couldn’t do this alone. He needed professional help. He went to see a personal trainer, and they helped him to create a realistic and sustainable workout plan. They also recommended a nutritionist who helped him to understand the importance of a balanced diet.
With the help of his new team of experts, Norm started to see real progress. He was losing weight and feeling better than ever. He learned the importance of taking things slow and steady and not to rush into things without a proper program and process…..