Porter: 'The responsibility and challenge of what lies ahead of me is setting in'

Jan 3, 2013

When I first learned that I had won the chance to participate in the FIT Challenge, I was very excited.  The opportunity to work with a personal trainer for free and to work toward my goals was a comfort.  

After meeting the other contestants, and my first meeting with my trainer, I now feel more nervous.  The responsibility and challenge of what lies ahead of me is setting in.

However, I feel that I have been provided with every possible opportunity to make this work.  As someone who has never worked with a trainer before, I am pleased with my trainer’s knowledge level. I was afraid that I would be told just to exercise and eat right.  

Now seeing the effort and enthusiasm that my trainer is putting into this challenge, I feel that I have all the tools I need to succeed.  The only reason I would not see positive results, is going to my own motivation.

I officially start my regiment on Jan. 1.  I have already started preparing.  My family and I are going to the grocery store to purchase the items for my diet regiment later today.  Then, I have my first training session to record my initial statistics and assess my fitness level.  With that in hand, I will hit the ground running on the first.

I really do hope that by the end of this challenge, I have not only started to reach my goals, but make a lasting lifestyle change.  I want to come out of this program with the ability, knowledge and motivation to be able to continue making a positive influence for my family.


Alan Furey

Best of luck Jeff! It will be quite a ride!


You can do it Jeff!