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Tony Sherock: Fit for Life

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Tony Sherock: Fit for Life

If you are one of those people who wants to get healthy and fit but hates the gym, or doesn't know where to start, or constantly sabotages your progress, then you're going to want to hear this interview!  Certified personal fitness trainer and former "bad food junkie" Tony Sherock sets a solid foundation for emotional and physical success.

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I have always been involved with physical fitness to some degree. However, fitness for me meant walking at a fast pace. I did it almost everyday and kept a solid 180 pounds on a Tony Sherocksix foot frame & watched what I ate. However, at that time I did not need to lose weight, just maintain where I was. Of course that was at a younger age and before kids. I was in & out of workout plans for almost a decade. One plan would start, but would end a couple months later. It was a process of just spinning my wheels while weight was being slowly put on throughout the years. Life gets in the way sometimes & throws you a curve ball you just were not expecting. My family was living in a bubble for about 5 years while trying to figure out why our son was not talking as well as other issues. Once we received the news that he was diagnosed with autism we were mentally & physically drained. With a lot of hard work & a great support team we are proud to say our guy is high functioning & doing incredibly well. Still a lot of extra time needs to be spent on working through some issues, however we are proud to say he is "back with us in our world" and we could not be happier.

2009 was when I decided to get back in the swing of things and be CONSISTENT with an exercise plan. I weighed in at 223 pounds at the start of the year. I shed 19 pounds that year by just walking. That was great, but I still felt I was no where near where I should be physically. I could not even perform a light jog for a 1/4 mile without being exhausted & gasping for air.

Finally, within a 9 month span, my eyes were opened up to a whole new way of looking at working out. It started with using different equipment like weights, resistant bands, kettle bells, medicine & swiss balls just to name a few. Some of this stuff I never even heard of before. Working the entire body, from upper body to the core to lower body allowed me to feel healthier & stronger. My strength and endurance has really increased as well.

With routines from Tony Horton’s P90X Extreme Training System, I noticed that all areas of the body were being worked hard and no stone was being left unturned. I was also looking for that missing ingredient from my diet. Once I tried a sample of Shakeology, I was hooked. My exercise program & diet are FINALLY where it needs to be. All this resulted in another 15 pounds being lost. Best of all, I did not gain a pound during the holidays or on our summer vacation for the first time in my life. Although I am always looking to experience new & improved exercise programs, I feel as though I am rounding third & heading home with the multiple tools that I have in my exercise arsenal now. This change in my life has improved my energy level drastically, which is perfect with a 9 & 6 year old running around the house all day.  You may visit my Facebook page or Website for more information!

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About Lisa Jesswein:

Lisa Jesswein is a long-time Detroit radio personality waking up listeners for over 17 years with her positive personality and infectious laugh. Now as a member of the Empower Radio family, she works to  bring hope, inspiration and information through the conversations on her show "Real Life". She believes that it's possible to live your life with intention, peace, abundance and joy when we choose to meet challenges head on.  Staying positive in a negative world is a challenge but one that Lisa has faced countless times as a two-time kidney transplant recipient, cancer survivor, divorcee and intuitive reader. Lisa has been an inspirational speaker since the age of 14 when she was asked by medical staff to speak on organ donation at the state capitol. She has been motivating people ever since and now brings her mission of helping others to Empower Radio.