No matter how you feel about yourself and your body right now, no matter what you’ve been through and no matter how much knowledge you may currently lack… It’s never too late to REBUILD your body, mindset and health for the BETTER.
A little bit about me, My name is Najee Kelley. I’m the previous Co-Owner of Mogul Fitness Training Center, a personal training gym based in Lombard, IL. You can hear more about my story by clicking here, but first, finish reading this guide.
It still sounds weird to even say that I owned a gym. Growing up, I was always that skinny fat kid. This is, by my definition, when you look skinny with clothes on (thin legs and arms) but when your shirt comes off, there’s this GUT chilling over your belt and maybe even some man boobs depending on how many slices of pizza you had that day.
What really sucked was as I grew older being this way, I become more and more convinced that I would always be like this… As if it were a part of who I was. I was never into working out in my youth, I was more of a hooper. To be honest, I didn’t actually start working out somewhat consistently until I was 25. Like most people, when I first
started going to the gym, I had absolutely NO IDEA what the hell I was doing.
I would literally walk into the gym, do 5 sets of bicep curls, go home, look in the mirror, and be Frustrated because I still had my man boobs… I knew nothing about structuring my training and the role that nutrition played in how our bodies look. I just looked at what I saw other people doing who had a similar body that I wanted and copied them. Not taking into account that there are levels to it.
So, after years of frustration and many setbacks, I decided to make it a lifelong goal of mine to figure this whole “fitness thing” out for myself, and really understand the following:
- Why do we get fat in the first place, and how to prevent it from happening.
- How food affects us, internally and externally.
- How to eat to build muscle
- How do we actually grow muscle
- How to properly train to build muscle and a lot more.
After years of studying, experimenting and getting results, I can say that I finally figured all this “stuff” out. As it turns out, there is actual science to rebuilding your physique; a science of Methods and HABITS, emphasis on habits, because that’s usually our downfall.
After scratching my own itch, building and developing those habits, and turning fitness into a lifestyle that I now enjoy, I’ve set out with a new goal to help others who are struggling with the same issues I did. This is what I’ve taught to all of my in-person clients and all of my online coaching clients for Built By Plants.
Whether those issues are being skinny fat, overweight, too skinny, obese, unhealthy, etc.
The goal is to improve your overall quality of life, and for me, that includes:
- Having your dream body (let’s just be honest, who doesn’t want to look good naked)
- Having self-confidence, feeling great about the person you’ve become
- Having a high self-esteem, which can lead to better interactions with others because you’re no longer so critical of yourself.
- Having the energy to perform better at work, hobbies, spend time with your kids and spouse, etc.
Hence, the reason for me writing this guide. I’ve been both Fat and Fit, trust me, life is so much more enjoyable when you’re fit.
I’ve noticed the difference in how much more comfortable and confident I am in myself and I’ve developed more self respect by accomplishing what I literally thought was impossible. I’m even more positive in the way that I interact with others as I’m not in my head worrying about what they may be thinking about me and how I look.
Speaking of interacting with others, I’m no celebrity, but it’s mind blowing the way people treat me now. Whether it’s people that I haven’t seen in a while, telling me how they look up to me, strangers complimenting me, employees at restaurants giving me free food or businesses giving me gift cards and so on… I couldn’t make this up! That’s just an added plus to changing your life, but the ability to improve your health, longevity and quality of life is worth it alone.
Feel free to schedule a free coaching call with me, I’d love to learn about your situation and how
we can help you Rebuild your body, mind and perspective on health and fitness.
The Key to Rebuilding With Precision, It All starts with your Mindset