First And Foremost - THANK YOU
Yes you - thank you. It means the world to me that you’re reading this - either you bought a copy of the Snowball Workbook or you're at least interested, either way I'll take it.
If you bought it, I hope this book can be as useful to you as it was to me. If you're considering buying it - I hope some of my story will inspire you.
Either way, I would LOVE TO HEAR about your experience and any feedback. Hit me up! firstname.lastname@example.org (or use that chatbot on this page).
So Who Am I?
My name Is Coleman but you can call me Cole for short. All my life I've been an athlete. I grew up playing baseball and basketball, ran track in High School, started lifting in college, and played all sorts of sports as an adult - soccer, kickboxing, flag football, surfing, and on and on.
How Did I Come Up With This?
Long story short: I was always in great shape a a kid, teen and in my 20's. But, as an adult working a desk job in Corporate America I put on some weight.
You might know how it goes: you have to use another notch on your belt, you don't really like how you look in pictures, the chin is filling out a bit, you see the stomach poking out more when you were t-shirts.
But worse than that, the knees are aching, back hurts, you're sore for who knows what reason.
So, I had to do something about it.
Hit The Gym And Get Ripped Right?
So I did what I knew from my 20's. Hit the gym hard, lift, and crash diet. Guess what? It didn't work. I'd give up after a week if I made it that far. Couple weeks later I'll try again, and same thing.
And even when I think about it, I never really ate super clean in my 20s. I ate cleanish and relied on my 20-something metabolism to do the rest.
Duh, I'm An Adult Now
I knew I wanted to get in shape, but kept giving up. What gives? Turns out I was treating fitness as this separate entity in my life. Really I needed a more holistic approach.
I knew from past experience:
- Writing things down works
- Having some sort of goal/target works
- Progress over Perfection works
I couldn't just workout and sleep the rest of the day. I was an adult with responsibilities. I'm dealing with work stress, bills to pay, the temptation of donuts in the break room, long nights at work, and a bunch of other things that come up as an adult.
So with that in mind I needed a program that weaved fitness and getting strong into my daily life.
Strategy And Structure
I tried apps and other journals but they didn't work for me.I needed something to keep me on track, hold me accountable and add clarity, focus and structure to my day.
Way before I knew I needed this book it started with a simple piece of paper I kept folded in my back pocket. I would pull it out throughout the day, scribble down what I had to do and tracked what I did. Eventually over the years I added, modified, refined - keeping track of daily actions, jotting down positive thoughts for the day, tracking my progress and adjusting - it evolved into what you have in your hands today.
It became not so much pieces of paper with to-do lists, rather an action workbook that gave me structure and grounded my strategy to achieving my goals.
In the end I created something that no only tracked my workouts, but also my nutrition, self care, and daily improvement. To me, these were the four areas that led to