A year tomorrow was the day I got my Gym membership from my mother for Christmas. I was obese i was weighting in at 365 pounds at that time and about 6'3. My friends Micheal and Josh(ProdiG) almost tended to mock me because I was so fat but at the same time were trying to encourage me to lose it.
Right after new years I started going to the gym. I felt horrible about the way I looked and the other men in the gym were like professional body builders and some of them actually were. The gym I was going to was World Class Gym in Lloydminster,SK, It was a small gym but the people are very nice and supportive, always willing to give a guy or gal a hand.
I spent about 4 months there with my Mother, who was always bring me to the gym to help me out and support me. I would linger around in the gym and do various muscle exercises I wasn't sure if i was doing them right or wrong or if it would help me but as long as I was doing something Id feel better. I spent those months messing around but i was going 3 times a week doing no more then 20mins of cardio a day.
once summer hit, I got the idea to maybe get the man who owned the gym to give me some personal trainer, Tho the price was steep going for $400 a month for 3/week 1 hour sessions. My mom noticed that I was very serious and believed id do it after constantly going to the gym without taking much for breaks. I went in and Agreed to do it and he wanted me to come right back in the next day early in the morning to weight me and measure my arms and legs etc.
I went in and got on the scale I weighted in at 280 pounds. I almost through myself to the ground and let tears flow, I was so proud of myself at that point in time. I lost 85 pounds just doing something and not stopping for anything.
After this I was convinced that I could do this and psyched myself into doing the personal training.
My trainer killed me, my first month was probably the hardest 30 days of my entire life on this planet. It wasn't just the exercises it was the Diet. The Diet Killed me more, I was never used to this eating a can of tuna with this no fat mayo that was just disgusting and watching other people and friends eat Donairs and pizza and stuff while i ate a cooked piece of flavorless chicken breast with beans for dinner, But I had to say It was worth it in the end. At the beginning of the next month i weighted myself and was at 265. I lost 15 pounds in 30 days, I was extremely surprised at this outcome.
Once summer was ending I was become more confident in myself as a whole and decided Id go back to school to actually do something with my life, I quit my personal training and began going to school and found out that they had a very nice gym for being such a small older school.
At my current standing I do cardio everyday for 30mins to and hour Jogging or walking on a treadmill and lift weights mon,wed,fri and have no intention on stopping.
I just felt like sharing this story cause people need to realize that they can do extraordinary things when you release you're potential or just change the way you look at certain things. Even when I think of all the hard work I put in the last year It does bring tears to my eyes.
I want to Thank Team-liquid for being a great website, and my Friends and family for there support in the last year to help me achieve this.
Also some comparison pictures to show off my transformation a little bit. I don't really have anything for full body tho but my face can pretty much tell the tale. Anyone can do it, there is no secret only hard work.
This one taken right after i finished this blog, weighting in at 240.