My success story starts on January 1, 2014 when I was 288 pounds. I’m 6’4″ tall so I’ve always been a pretty big guy. My girlfriend kept asking me what my New Year’s Resolution would be and I started thinking about my personal goals. Like most people, I wanted to quit smoking cigarettes and lose some weight. I have two daughters. Grace is three and Makenna is almost two years old so chasing them around had become difficult. I played basketball in high school and still play on a YMCA team, but I noticed that it wasn’t as easy as it used to be after I fell into an unhealthy lifestyle.
I decided there is no better time than now and bought a gym membership at Anytime Fitness on January 1st with a friend. That day, I got looks from other guys lifting who thought I would come in a couple times and quit but I started going every morning no matter what. I had to prove my haters wrong! No excuses! My household cleaned out the fridge and restocked it with fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins. I also stocked up on Blitzz and Winalean from Complete Nutrition® and loved it! I took pictures so I could see my results better and after just 40 days I already liked what I was seeing. I had more energy than ever and was motivated to keep going. At my 60 day mark I quit smoking cigarettes. I knew I could do it because I’ve already seen what I was capable of. I started gaining more confidence and loved the positive feedback I got from my friends, family and even strangers! I still eat the best I can but I have added more protein into my diet and V-Core Vantage to build more muscle mass. I still use Winalean but I switched to Taze-3 and added Alpha 1-T and Rezzerect for after my workout.
Today, I’m 207 pounds and every day people ask me for tips and advice on what I did to lose 80 pounds so fast. It feels good to help motivate my family and friends to live healthier. I’m someone I want my daughters to look up to. Even the people who gave me doubtful looks on my first day at the gym are impressed. I don’t know what was holding me back from this lifestyle change for so long. I will never go back to my old, unhealthy way of living life! I’m going to continue to strive to be the healthiest I can be!