Tim Herron

March 2018

What did life look like before you focused consistently on nutrition and fitness?

My life before focusing on fitness at The Warehouse looked pretty similar to what it does now:   with a family I love, friends I love, and hobbies I love.   My story lacks the inspiring before and after pictures of transformation found in other stories.   There are however some transformations that I can share.

What made you decide to make a change?

MOTIVATION! I just needed the right motivation- family photos and LOTS of them! My husband’s parents decided to celebrate their 50th anniversary on a cruise (Dec 2017) and there would be a lot of pictures (1,000+). So, I needed to buckle down. I kept planning to make this or that change, promising myself I would start tomorrow. I have a lot of lists and new years resolutions floating around – not completed.

At the beginning of the school year, I decided to make a small change and declare it on Facebook. I would stop making “fun” of all those DARK SIDE (5 am) exercisers and join them ONE day a week. Now I attend two 5 am classes and occasionally a 3rd if I am feeling feisty! This proved to have multiple benefits! The biggest benefit is being done with my workout early so that I am not too tired or that I don’t have other things pop up during my day to take away from my exercise time. Then after a 2-3 week adjustment, the second benefit appeared: having more energy in the morning.

My new motivation is trying to get my afternoon gym buddies to join me in the morning! (Right- Holly, Sheila, Trish & Jess)

What has changed (race times, blood work, attitude, etc)?

My mantra has changed: Don’t make excuses, make improvement! This is a poster that has hung in my classroom for years. I say it all the time to my children, Hannah and Jonathan, and to my students, but now I am trying to live it. I get to the gym early, exercise harder and longer, drink more water, and eat healthier snacks. All small ways to make improvements (not excuses) in my life.