Hello Weight Loss Seeker,
I believe I share what you’re going through when it comes to being overweight.
I was a heavy kid for much of my life. I loved to eat and was given whatever I wanted. I never thought much of it until I went to middle school.
In middle school, I really wanted to lose weight, so I restricted what I ate and started running every day. Luckily, I was young and weight loss was easy with the help of a growth spurt…
This was back in the late 90s and for a long while I kept the weight off until I went to college in 2003.
I entered college weighing about 155 pounds and by the time I got out I was about 200 pounds!
In 4 short years I gained 45 pounds… I didn’t exercise, ate all I could, and never realized how big I had gotten.
Yes, I had a belly… Was wearing XXL shirts and 38 inch pants but it never hit me that I was big.
At the time I had a girlfriend and things were going great.
By 2009, however, things turned around….I now weighed around 210 pounds, the biggest I’ve ever been. My intimate life with my girlfriend went down to nothing. My self esteem started to decrease and depression loomed around the corner. I started wearing the same few pants and shirts because that’s all that fit. On two separate occasions my Doctor told me to lose weight.
In short, I was not the fit guy I was in high school.
The greatest and worst thing to happen to me was when my girlfriend and I separated. That hit me hard because up until that point, my life centered around her. When we separated, I was left looking at myself and acknowledging what I had become… a unhealthy 210 pound blob…
I didn’t know who I was… And it was hard for me to accept how much weight I had gained.I refused to go clothes shopping because I didn’t want to buy bigger clothes. I hated how my thighs rubbed against each other. I hated looking at old pictures of myself. I refused to take pictures. I began feeling judged for how I let myself go.
I can’t remember what inspired me to finally try working out… maybe it was my big belly, my barely fitting size 38 pants, or just getting tired of feeling sorry for myself….
Whatever it was, I decided to try running again… That’s what I did in the past and it was fun for me at one time in my life. Plus, it was something I could do for free and away from judging eyes…
The first time I ran, I lasted for about 5 minutes before I had to stop… My inner thighs rubbed against each other a lot and I was simply out of breath and energy.
I still don’t know why I kept running… May-be because it was either that or do nothing but feel sorry for myself at home.
By the end of 2009, I was running longer and was even doing some set ups and pushups… On some runs I was able to get up to 6 miles!!! Crazy!!!
However, I ran into a problem, I was still a gooey guy like the Pillsbury Doughboy and I hit a weight loss plateau.
To solve the squishiness issue I went online, in 2010, to find a solution and found the Beachbody Insanity workout.
It was no easy workout but I learned to push myself further than before, got to learn about eating right and even kept a food journal.
By the end of Insanity I weighed about 165 pounds. Closer to my high school weight but still needed more definition… So I went for the
Because of the great results I achieve with the Beachbody products I became a Independent Team Beachbody Coach for the discount and to help others who are going through weight loss struggles of their own.