Motivation is not my strong suit. It’s been this way all of my life. Even when I was a kid, my parents just couldn’t seem to get me interested in much. But that was the height of the first video game revolution and that is really all I wanted to do. I was so not interested in health and fitness in any way, shape or form. It just wasn’t for me at all. Being uncoordinated and out of shape didn’t help much either. So, I found a certain solace in alone with my video games. That behavior set a sort of precedent when it comes to health and wellness in my life. Instead of doing something positive for my health and fitness as an adult, I tend to go to work and then surf the couch when I get home. And, I wasn’t all that happy either. When a really dear friend pointed out that doing just a little bit of a workout program would greatly benefit my life, I listened. I actually accompanied him to his health and fitness center to see for myself what I might be interested in. Instead of a bunch of macho dudes pumping iron, I found a very diverse program with plenty of personal fitness programs. It was such a revelation to see so many possibilities. But what was really great was just how welcome I felt. I didn’t feel like the only pudgy guy in there. I got into some group fitness classes and met many other people who were also beginners when it came to health and fitness. I’m glad I made the change. My friend was right, fitness really has added a benefit to my life.