Meet Brett Young. This guy is awesome!
I’ve known Brett for a few years now. It all started back when I was active on the Walt Disney World Mom’s Panel and doing a lot of promotion of two of my passions at the time…Disney and running.
Brett and I first connected on-line through our mutual interests of Disney and running but most of all, health and fitness in 2011. Brett had already begun a transformation, but the Brett I met then, is not the Brett we all see now!
CAN YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE!!
Brett made a choice…and amazing choice it was. This was Brett 9 years ago when he made that choice. It was a very simple choice. In his own words;
“9 years ago, today, I made a bet with myself. Change something. Do something. Anything. Why? I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. Tired of walking up stairs and having to stop to catch my breath. Sick of having to keep adding notches to my belt. Tired of buying big graphic shirts so that I could camouflage what was underneath.”
I’ve watched Brett’s journey both online and in person. I was at a running expo and I heard a voice ask, “Carrie Burrows?” It was Brett and we were finally meeting in person!2000 people at a RunDisney Expo, a 1200 mile journey to run 26.2 miles and 2 Canadians are able to meet in real life. What are the chances of that!!
I’ve even had the pleasure to run with him. #JustKeepRunning
Brett is an absolute inspiration. 9 years ago when he made that bet with himself it didn’t matter to him it might take time to make his transformation…what mattered to him was the end results and to Brett, those results never end. He knows that it was lifestyle choices that he was giving up 9 years ago and that it is lifestyle choices that he still enjoys…just different ones.
Now Brett enjoys the lifestyle choices that come with a love of health and fitness. The choices that allow for greater longevity and more enjoyment.
What he has done is nothing extraordinary. It was lots of little changes that made a BIG difference. Once again in his words;
“Change something. Move forward. Walk the perimeter of a gym. Now jog. Now run. Move forward. Eat different. Eat fuel. Eat balanced. Move forward. Get injured. Deal with it. Move on. Move forward. Challenge yourself. Get scared. Train harder. Run a half marathon. Get less scared. Sign up for a full marathon. Get scared. Train harder. Move forward. Get injured. Deal with it. Run a full marathon. Take it to #RunDisney. Don’t be scared. Move forward. Train harder…Be consistent. Keep training….Move forward…..one day at a time.”
How Did He Do It?
Here is the exact secret to Brett’s transformational journey.
- He ate the right foods to fuel his body.
- He exercised.
- He said good-bye to old negative habits.
- He embraced a new healthy lifestyle.
- He kept (keeps) going.
Was every step of the journey positive and perfect? No. Not at all. But when he stumbled, he got up, dusted himself off and picked up where he left off.
He never quit. He didn’t fail.
I am so proud of you Mr. Brett Young! You are a true inspiration!!!
To learn more about Brett, follow him on Instagram and Twitter.
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FULL DISCLOSURE: Brett is not a client of mine and he didn’t use any of my services to reach his goals. He did what you can do. He made a decision to change.
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