I am LaShaun Williams, founder of Wolf’s Workouts (My nick name was Wolf in high school).
This website was started in 2007 when I got certified as a personal trainer. The original goal was to make it one of the first online fitness systems. The word “W.O.L.F.S.” is actually an acronym for Williams’ OnLine Fitness System.
Shortly after getting certified, I found it hard to stay motivated for some reason that I did not understand.
I soon discovered it takes more than knowledge to get in shape. My workout plans worked when I stuck to them, but I never seemed to stay motivated longer than a few weeks. In 2014, I did drop 40 pounds to get down to 200 pounds, but even that weight eventually came back and brought an extra 23 pounds with it.
Altogether, I gained about 100 pounds of fat over a 10-year span, topping off at about 263 pounds and I’m only 5’6″ tall.
Fast forward to July 2017. I’d been working a new position at my job and met an older man who was very talkative and liked to tell stories about his life. These weren’t the usual boring stories that older people tell. The man had lived an interesting life and was very articulate when telling his stories so I had no problem paying attention.
One story in particular stood out to me. He was explaining all the heart attacks he’d had and he’d even had a few strokes to go along with them.
Then he started explaining what caused the strokes, how plaque had built up in his head. It was causing major blockage in two places but the surgeons couldn’t remove it because it was too risky. He was in constant risk of having another stroke because of that.
The story reminded me of why I’d gotten started in fitness in the first place. At age 29, I realized I wasn’t getting any younger and needed to start taking better care of myself.
That’s when I got serious about working out. I had no problem staying motivated about my new healthy routines. It wasn’t until I met a person who would later become my workout partner that I started having trouble staying motivated.
My motivation came from the thought of having to waste my money on prescription drugs and waste my time in and out of hospitals later in life if I didn’t take care of myself. His inspiration was that he wanted to look good.
The more I worked out with him, the more his goals rubbed off on me. Since I’d lost sight of why I wanted to be healthy, my desire to be fit disappeared for the next 10 years.
I’m a money man. I’m not obsessed with physical beauty like most of the world is, but I am concerned with what’s going on with my bank account.
Being fit saves money and creates more income.
Being fit saves money on surgery bills, prescription drugs, and health insurance.
You save money on food.
You make more money at work because you have the energy to be more productive.
When you’re in sales like me, you tend to make more money because people are more willing to listen and buy from a person they find attractive.
And let’s not forget about all the benefits that come with having a great attitude, which fit people tend to have.
For me, being attractive is just a side effect of being in good shape. It’s not the primary reason for doing it.
My mind is always on my financial well-being so it’s only when I associate my fitness goals with my financial goals that I’m able to stay motivated. Knowing that is far more important than any workout plan or diet supplement that I could ever buy.
I’m not saying everyone needs to be money-motivated like me, but I am saying you’re not going to stay on track if you think you’re motivated by one thing when it’s really something else.
There are literally thousands of exercise and diet websites out there so I’m not going to add another one with Wolf’s Workouts.
Instead, this site focuses more on fitness motivation and reviews of fitness sites and workout equipment so you know what’s working and what isn’t.
More importantly, I’m not only a person who is trained to train other people in the fitness industry, I’m also a person who knows the day to day struggles of people who aren’t naturally inclined to live a healthy lifestyle.
As you can see, even fitness professionals aren’t immune to life’s obstacles although we sometimes try to act like we are. The key is to never quit. Keep learning and keep applying, something I failed to do early in my career, but it’s never too late to start over.
There are already thousands of fitness sites with exercise programs and diet plans, but so few that give attention to the reasons why we got started and quit in the first place.
Rather than keeping everything a secret, I share every my progress, every success and failure, thru my Fitness Journal, which you can read on this website.
Check in regularly and use the links at the top to navigate the site. We’re going to find out what’s truly motivating you and educate you along the way.
It’s time to get it in,
LaShaun (Wolf) Williams