We love our body transformation success stories here at Fringe.
We love celebrating and sharing the success of those transformations even more!
We want to give a public high 5 to all of you who have worked so hard, struggled, endured, sacrificed and disciplined themselves to achieve their goals and improve their lives.
It doesn't matter what you're shaped like: an eggplant, cucumber, celery, potato, carrot, banana, cantaloupe, pear, peach or whatever.
EVERY BODY FIT IN.
You ALL fit in.
You fit in because you make the effort to get fit.
Like Andy from Shawshank Redemption said, "Get busy living or get busy dying."
The best way to get busy living starts at the gym.
Whether you want to fit in a new pair of pants or a dress, with a new group of friends, at your gym, at your job, or at school, we want to support you to look and feel your best wherever you are, at all times.
If a sit in means to occupy a place as a form of protest, then a fit in protests against the contagions of exercise apathy and sedentary sloth running rampant in our society.
There's plenty of room to comfortably accommodate more people on their journey to higher quality living.
C'mon, fit in, there's no time to waste making ourselves awesome.
Here's the inaugural member of our "fit in."
Give a warm welcome to and a nice round of digital applause to Christian.
Thanks for sharing your story and journey with us man!
Name: Christian B.
When did your transformation start?
January of 2017
What prompted your fitness journey?
“I'd always been a sort of athletic. I played sports in middle school, high school, but I was never, I don't know, I always wanted to just be, look big, work out, be strong, all that stuff. My physique was always something I was never satisfied with and I never just liked the way my body looked.”
What are your goals? Are they health-related, extrinsic, intrinsic…?
“Definitely, I wanted to look good and be strong. Those had always been goals. But then also just the whole idea, the whole idea of working out and setting a routine, being disciplined, all that. It was very good character building in my eyes.”
Do you have any mini-goals to hold yourself accountable, keep you motivated and help you see progress?
“My main mini goal right now would just to be to get to 200 pounds because gaining weight and looking bigger is something I want to do and then sitting at about 185 right now. But yeah, I'd like to get to 200.”
What’s your end goal?
“I don't really have one set. I don't know if I ever will set one just because I always want to keep the idea in my mind that there's always something to improve on. No matter how good you get, you can get bigger, you can get stronger, all that sort of thing.”
Why is your health an integral part of your life?
“I think just being healthy gives you a better quality of life so you can live longer and feel better. So that's always nice and it's just going ... Just a lot of mental things too. It helps you, I think, get mentally stronger, forcing yourself to stay disciplined and have a routine and know what you need to do in order to get where you need to be. Also, it builds that mind and body.”
What other kinds of things has your journey helped you with outside the gym?
“Yeah, I would say definitely the biggest one is just confidence in general. Yeah, being very young, I was overweight and then I lost weight and I was always just kind of skinny. Then so finally seeing myself get stronger and look better and knowing just beyond that, seeing that I could potential ... I have so much potential to do whatever it is, especially if I set myself to it, it just instilled a lot of confidence in everything I do.”
Can you think of one example that specifically helped out with your confidence?
“Very specifically, it's helped with self-esteem issues I had. So now I just look at myself and I'm not ashamed of it. I'm proud of what I've done.”
Great fit in Christian, thanks again.
If you've got a body transformation success story to tell and want to fit in, let us know in the comments below and we'll be more than happy to feature you.