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You Will Never Learn To Swim If You Don't Let Go Of The Side

July 27, 2016

 I believe strongly in the truth that “you’ll never learn to swim if you don’t let go of the side.” That of course not only applies literally to swimming, but to anything we decide to do in life. Many people would love to take on a new adventure/challenge, but are oftentimes reluctant to do so for one reason or another; the dread of failure, or just not wanting to step out of their comfort zone. Sadly I’ve had the ball and chain of those fears tied to my ankle.

 

Last October my friend and Sports Nutritionist James Thompson “JT” told me it’s time to cut the ball and chain off and presented me with the idea of entering a men’s physique competition. He made sure I understood from the very beginning that it wasn’t going to be easy, and I assure you, it wasn’t, but the results were extraordinary!

 

On May 14th I entered my first physique contest. I’m excited to say I took 1st place in the 2016 NPC RIPTIDE CLASSIC MEN’S PHYSIQUE OVER 40 class; (I’m 55 years young). Over the course of 15 weeks I dropped 46 lbs. (202-156) and went to 6% body fat.

 

Even though I did the physical training part I could not have done it without God’s grace who gave me the ability to train and compete; my wife and best friend who supported me 100% and commented to me several times that “we eat so much chicken we should start growing feathers soon”, and of course JT. With his encouragement and knowledge he propelled me to the winners circle. 

 

Even though I went well beyond what many people would like to accomplish, if you’re interested  in dropping a few (or many) unneeded pounds, or just want to know how to lead a healthier lifestyle, I encourage you to visit JT’s website, evolvewithjt.com  for encouragement, education, healthy recipes, and contact information. JT has over 23 years of practical experience in Sports Nutrition, Exercise Kinesiology, Ergogenic aids, Weight Loss and Physique Augmentation under his belt. He absolutely can help you achieve your goals.

 

“At Evolve with JT we want to help every person we work with to live inspired, happy & healthier lives.” JT

 

Thank you for reading my short article. 

Jim Watson  (Phil. 4:13)

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DISCLAIMER: James Thompson is a sports nutritionist with over 25 year of hands-on practical experience.  He is not a registered nutritionist or a dietitian.  THIS INFORMATION AND ALL RECOMMENDATIONS MADE ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DESIGNED TO SERVE AS A DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT OR PREVENTION OF ANY ILLNESS OR DISEASE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN OR OTHER QUALIFIED MEDICAL, HEALTH CARE PROVIDER BEFORE YOU START ANY NUTRITION OR EXERCISE PROGRAM. BY BEGINNING THIS OR ANY OTHER PROGRAM, YOU AGREE THAT YOU HAVE HAD CLEARANCE FROM YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL TO DO SO.