“It is amazing how different you look after only 3 weeks.”
She said this when I walked in the bedroom and took my t-shirt off. You see, I am like so many people. I get on weight loss and health kicks … for a season (often a very short season!). But when I get on a weight loss/health kick I REALLY get on it. I figure, this is my health AND my life.
So, what has happened?
Well, in the last 30 days I have taken 4 inches off my bulging gut and really shaped and toned my back, chest, arms, shoulders, and legs. And at 56, this is not easy from an emotional or a physical perspective. This is what my wife saw that day …
No … I am not there yet. BUT I WILL be. And soon!
So, where does my motivation come from?
Very simple. When most people see themselves in the mirror or in a photo and say to themselves, “I look terrible” they simply don’t do anything about it. They want a change but they don’t decide to change. But I do. No matter what.
And that’s the key … DECIDING to change.”
You see, I really am not boasting. I am simply stating the truth. Most people who are overweight and/or out of shape simply will not pay the necessary price for good health. But I will.
When I saw this …
I knew I had to hit my home gym hard and change my eating habits dramatically. I also knew that I needed the right supplements. You see, that’s me in the picture with my gorgeous daughter. We were at her orientation to Georgia Southern University. LOOK at me. Fat! Gross! We walked all over that gigantic campus on a campus tour and I thought I was going to pass out.
I didn’t know it at that moment but my cholesterol had climbed back up to a dangerous point. My blood pressure was getting higher by the day. And my weight (especially in the mid-section) was growing daily.
You might say …
“I have seen people a lot fatter than that!”
Yes you have. My response. SO! All fat is bad fat … especially belly fat. Just because I didn’t look like your uncle Joe doesn’t mean that I was okay. And neither are you if you are even a little over-weight.
So, how am I doing it?
- Proper diet
- Excellent supplementation
Is it hard?
Yes, it is hard to walk into that home gym and plant myself on that Soloflex. Every day I can think of a hundred reasons to put it off. Especially the tendinitis in my right elbow. It really hurts. But I figure my life and health are worth the 30 to 40 minutes of exertion that I will go through. And I do mean exertion. I put on the heaviest weight bands and push myself to the limit.
I get tired.
I sweat profusely.
But I don’t quit. 6 days a week I bust bad for 30 to 40 minutes. Then it is over. That’s it. That’s all. And the change continues.
No. It is not hard. Literally after a few days I saw and felt the change. So, when I see and feel it … it is not hard to keep going. Just gotta get past the first few days.
The diet is easy. No sugar. Minimal carbs. Lots of lean protein. NO FAST FOOD EVER. Drink TONS of water and avoid soft drinks EVEN “diet” soft drinks.
Supplementation? Contact me and ask. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s to the kind words of my wife.