I have always struggled with my weight my entire life. One thing that always held true (and still does today) is that I LOVE TO EAT. I ate when I wanted to celebrate, and I ate when I had to commiserate. I tried to keep up at the gym but I always quit because I never got the results that I wanted, no matter how much effort I was putting in at the gym. I didn’t understand the impact that my food choices were having on my overall health because I assumed that working out would affect my physique more than the food I put in my body.
As I got older, I saw my weight climb 5-10 pounds every year and hopelessly blamed it on age. In 2010, I lost another battle with the economy and I lost everything – my house, my business, my car, and my hope. Months went by, and my lack of motivation became a growing depression as my physical and mental health suffered equally. Finally, with the support of my family and fiancée, I took my first step into a gym after months of hopelessness. This time, I was careful about what I ate as I had to be mindful of not only my waistline but also my wallet. I began to plan out my meals the way I would budget my finances. I had more energy than I have had for years, and so I overcame my own theory about age getting the best of my health. I stopped blaming my circumstances and started to take control of my life, one day at a time. The more careful I was with my meal planning, the more I saw my body transform. With the physical transformation came a mental restoration of self-respect and desire to achieve greater goals.
Unlike past setbacks, I opened up about this struggle to my family and friends. I connected with people who were going through similar difficulties, and I told them about how I learned to recover physically and the direct effect it had on my motivation in other aspects of my life. I shared my journey with my friends on Facebook and Instagram, and I found encouragement and motivation in this community that continued to grow with me along my journey. I shared the support I received with those who wanted to join me in this journey by sharing tips that I found had worked for me. Eventually, these tips turned into advice and recipes depicted through my photos and videos.
Now, several years in the making, I’m excited to share the hard work I’ve put into organizing my system into a program of simple yet effective techniques that is made with the busy individual in mind – someone like me, with a family and a full-time career that seems to demand all of my time and energy. This program is not some fad or crash diet – this is a lifestyle that I hope will change not just a number on a scale but rather your outlook on health and fitness and a focus on how far you’ve come instead of how far you have to go.
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