My name is Adrien Rudesal and my boyfriend and I own a CrossFit gym right outside of Austin in Round Rock Texas. I have been a personal trainer for many years. I’m sure it’s common to hear a trainer say they have a passion for fitness and nutrition but honestly it is my life. I couldn’t imagine my life without it. I truly believe that I was put on this earth to help people. I live for it. Aside from the loss of a loved one, losing weight can be one of the hardest battles /challenges someone will face in their life. I mean come on LOSING WEIGHT ISN'T EASY! I enjoy helping anyone and everyone. But I LOVE training the one’s that “no one could help”. The ones with every excuse in the book, the individual that has been overweight their entire life and think they have no way out. It gives me a high to do what most feel is impossible. I have trained obese clients with food addiction, clients with previous eating disorders, cancer survivors, you name it. I have had clients lose anywhere from 15 pounds all the way to 60 and 70 pounds. I am patient and loving but I don’t put up with excuses. I love it when someone tells me they can’t do something. Deep down I KNOW that I can be the first person to make them believe that they can. Every single person is different. Everyone’s body is different. It’s my job to find what will work for them; what will change their life.
My Battle with Eating Disorders to Food Addiction
From extreme dieting and bulimia to food addiction and weight gain. I have been there. I could go on, but to keep it simple I have experienced almost every eating disorder there is. Food and I have not always had the best relationship. As a matter of fact until a few years ago food was my enemy. Crazy right? Food an enemy? I lived most of my life questioning every single calorie and counting down the minutes till I was able to work out for countless hours with the only purpose being to burn what I had ate that day. Even the healthiest of foods...it didn't matter. It was calories that I didn't want and certainly thought I didn't need. That was no way to live and it has taken me a long time to realize that. I still battle with these demons every day, and I will forever. Here is the thing though...... as long as I stand my ground and keep to my path of pure food I will always win this battle. Food is no longer my enemy. Food is what fuel's my body to live a happy and healthy life. I look forward to each day now, rather than hating living a life of constant worry. Everyone has their own journey in life. I feel my journey happened for me to realize what I am supposed be doing with my life. THIS IS what I am supposed to be doing. THIS IS ME. I truly feel that I was put here to help others feel comfortable for once in their own skin and battle those demons mentally that bind us to food addiction, and disorders. It is my passion.