Like most people, you might find the idea of slogging your way to health and fitness through an exercise program really uninspiring. On top of that, the thought of setting foot inside a gym when you’re out of shape can be downright intimidating.
The trouble is, we all know that if we are going to enjoy a good quality of life for a long time, we will have to change our lifestyle and we will have to get some help to do it. Well, here’s a true story that would help anyone make the decision to get the fitness help they need and deserve and to change their lifestyle one positive step at a time.
Introducing Nick Magliocco
In 2012, Nick Magliococo was 24 and weighed in at 350 lbs (158.8 Kilograms). Nick didn’t get this way by accident. He tells of how he had lost his way after the sudden and tragic death of his mother from a massive heart attack in 2010. Nick was close to his mother who was only 49, and who had in recent years been trying to lead a healthier lifestyle.
This proved to be a life-changing event for Nick in two parts. The first part was dark and life damaging. In his own words, Nick tells of how he falsely reasoned that his mother’s attempts at a healthier lifestyle later in life did her no good. So in his clearly grieving state, Nick made a choice to go unhealthy. He would eat whatever he felt like, and, what he felt like was fried junk food. At the same time he decided that he would exercise whenever he felt like it, but, of course, he never felt like it.
Then, in 2012 something happened to Nick that caused him to re-evaluate his lifestyle choices. One night in August Nick was awakened from his sleep with tingling sensations in his chest and down both arms. In his own words, “I knew this shouldn’t be happening, and I was scared, really scared!”
Nick Goes Cold Turkey
Part two of Nick’s story was about to begin, and this one would prove to be hope-filled and life-affirming. Nick goes on, “So the first thing I did that morning was to take a picture of myself at my current weight which was 350 lbs. Then I went right to a Barnes & Noble and bought a whole stack of cookbooks and just went ‘cold turkey’ changing my lifestyle.”