by JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information and the Editor in Chief of the SF Bay View Newspaper
Sick-N-Tired Shred Program App is for those of us who want to take our health into our own hands, and it was developed by fitness trainer Kerby Garcia who has been a friend of my family for decades.
Over these last couple of years, Kerby took a few losses in terms of close family members passing away. Instead of letting the grief eat away at his life, he took that opportunity to get in the best shape of his life. He went from being overweight into conditioning his body into being competition ready.
Kerby’s story of grief and depression is nothing new, but how he has managed to deal with these emotions in a healthy and constructive way is inspiring and astounding. He was determined to look and feel different, and he accomplished his goal. He can help you with your fitness goals too. Check for him, his program, and his new app.
JR Valrey: What made you embark on your fitness journey when you did? What was your mindstate on day one?
Kerby Garcia: I began my fitness journey because I didn’t want to be overweight anymore. I didn’t want to feel fat, sluggish, with aches and pain. I got tired of how I looked and how I felt.
Once I decided I was gonna get in shape for real this time, my mind state on day one was: “nothing and nobody will get in the way of my fucking abs”; not my wife, my daughter, my mother, my brothers, my sisters, nobody. If something came up and it interfered with my gym schedule, I wouldn’t do it, because I’m going to the gym to train.
I didn’t eat anything outside of my meal plan. I didn’t drink alcohol nor have sex for 90 days. I canceled date nights with my wife for three months because I didn’t want to deal with the temptations of food and alcohol. My state of mind was relentless; by any means necessary.
I thought to myself, I’m in my 40’s and I’ve never given myself a chance to get in the best shape as an adult. 90 days was the goal. 90 days turned into 120 days and then suddenly a year.
After the 90 days I was back to date nights and drinking on occasions. I just needed that time for me. It wasn’t easy on my wife and daughter because we’re so close and we party together all the time. So, for them to see how serious I was about my fitness goal, it was shocking.
Losing Base hit me the hardest and I just went into a deep dark space mentally, physically and emotionally.
That decision changed my life forever. I am not allowing myself to feel nor look like that again.
JR Valrey: How important is it to know the different muscle groups and exercises to work them?
Kerby Garcia: It’s tremendously important to know and learn many different things when it comes to getting in shape. I highly advise hiring a personal coach, if you are serious about getting the quickest results. Results alone take time, but learning about nutrition, burning fat, and building muscle takes even longer. It can be really discouraging if you don’t know what you’re doing. That’s how many people give up on themselves.
JR Valrey: What was your fitness routine when you began the journey? What is your regimen now?
Kerby Garcia: When I began, I joined a 12 week hot yoga program. My brother and Yogi ,Dray Gardner, recommended a place here in Las Vegas, and that really got me prepared for my fitness journey. My regimen determines my goal. If I’m training for a competition, my regimen will change every four weeks. If I’m just maintaining, my regimen consists of Hiit workouts (high-intensity interval training) combined with strength training and some calisthenics.
JR Valrey: How has embarking on this journey affected you psychologically?
Kerby Garcia: Bruh…this fitness journey has reduced my feelings of depression, anxiety and stress.
When losing my dad, Base’Rox (My best friend and brother) and now Pops (my father in-law), I realized I never really processed those deaths. Base hit me the hardest and I just went into a deep dark space mentally, physically and emotionally. I was eating and drinking everything. The results were my previous pictures.
Overall working out enhanced my mood and emotional well being. It improved my sleep, my sex drive and my creativity.
Physical activity releases hormones that make you feel better and give you a lot more energy. It also releases cortisol which helps us manage stress as well as those intrusive and racing thoughts.
JR Valrey: How much does nutrition play into your regimen?
Kerby Garcia: Nutrition plays the biggest part in working out. Generally I would say 75% diet and 25% exercise. Some will say 80/20 but as long as you’re in a caloric deficit you’ll get smaller.
If you’re trying to lose weight, eat less than you burn. If you’re trying to gain weight, eat more than you burn. Of course the number of calories plays a big factor but that’s just a short explanation.
JR Valrey: How important is consistency and discipline in this journey?
Kerby Garcia: 1000% important! Think about it, how else will you reach any goal? That rule applies to anything in life: business, education, sports, etc. How did Kobe get so good? How did E40 get to where he is? How did Malcom X go from being a pimping ass thug to a revolutionary icon? Consistency and discipline is the key to life!
JR Valrey: Can you tell us about your fitness app? What is it called? How do people access it?
Kerby Garcia: The mobile app is called KerbzFitWorld. The program I’m running right now is called Sick-N-Tired Shred Program. This program is available on the App and it’s designed to bury that belly and build muscle.
My fitness app takes away the second guessing and confusion of what to eat daily and what workouts to do when you hit the gym. The beauty about this mobile app is I get to see what my clients do every day. They can easily log their meals and daily workouts. On Sundays each client weighs in and upload pictures right there on the app. This gives me the ability to adjust meals and/or workouts if necessary.
This app is not accessible to the public. I only want to work with those people who are Sick-N-Tired and are serious about getting in the best shape of their lives.
There’s a form on my IG @kerbzfitworld in the bio section that people who are interested should fill out first. This gives me an idea of their fitness goals, health issues and if they’re even a good fit for my program.
LINK TO FORM: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-OVJ4U5ODoYDa0NPMfDTnwrVbNi06euMtuef52pVCCIiVww/viewform
JR Valrey, The People’s Minister of Information, is the Editor in Chief of the SF Bay View. He is also the instructor for The Community Journalism Program.