Shed and Share

{The Basics}

Age:38

Profession:Sales Manager/BeautyLawn Spray

How long have you been on this weight loss journey?
It will be 2 years in January 2017

 

Weight Loss/Inches:
I have lost over 30 lbs since January 2015. My pant size went down from a 36 to a 33.

{Your Story}

What was your low point?
I went to the doctor for a check up and the scale read 220 lbs! I was the heaviest and most out of shape I have ever been. I used to be an active runner and worked out weekly at one time. It was so depressing that I got myself in this situation.

How did you get started?
My fitness journey started by signing up for a membership at ATC. I also completed the 24 day challenge with Advocare. It was a great start. I lost almost 10 lbs that first month due to the diet and workouts. I continued to work out at ATC sporadically, but there was no accountability. After I lost about 20 lbs, I started to run again. This started about a year ago. The main change in my life came when I started Men’s Bootcamp at LiveFIT. That was almost a year ago.

What is your workout routine and eating plan?
I work out 3-4 times a week at Men’s Bootcamp and run 4 times a week. I am currently training for my first St.Jude marathon!! My meal plans consists of protein shakes/bar for breakfast.
Snacks include hard boiled eggs, fruit, nuts or vegetables. I eat a sensible meal.

{Help us!}

What are your top 3 favorite resources that helped you along the way?

1.) LiveFIT Men’s Bootcamp – Josh Nix and his encouragement and accountability

2.) Breakaway running group

3.) My wife and her cooking

What one piece of advice would you give to someone who is sitting on the sidelines and waiting? Sign up for a short term commitment, there are packages and individual classes available. And so many classes to chose from! Get an accountability partner. You don’t have to do it alone. And DON’T EVER GIVE UP!! There are always going to be ups and downs but continue to push toward your goal no matter what.

What one piece of advice would you give to someone who is in the process but is feeling discouraged?
We have all been there. This is normal for anyone that is starting on the weight loss and fitness journey. When you fall down, pick yourself back up and continue on the journey that you have started.

Anything else you would like to share?
God is good!! I’m not where I want to be, but I’m a lot further than where I use to be. Never give up! No excuses! This is not a race. There isn’t a finish line. It’s a life long journey that I have chosen. There are always ups and downs, but I have to continue on this road I am on no matter what!!