//FAT TO FIT//

There is a show on tv called “Fit to Fat to Fit” where personal trainers gain weight to be able to be in a similar situation as their clients and then work with them side by side to lose the weight and get back into shape.

I know from experience that it is intimidating when you are overweight to go to a gym, ask someone who looks like superman for help.  All of these stories are inside your head of why you shouldn’t make a change…people will laugh at you, it will be hard, it is going to hurt, eating healthy is too expensive, I don’t have time, I don’t have energy, I am too far gone, etc etc etc…

Crow-Transformation

This picture is my current transformation…90+ pounds down, from size 48 pants to 36, from XXL shirts to L…

All of these stories are bullshit…we know they are bullshit when we tell ourselves the stories, but as long as we are the only one in the discussion, we can pretend and convince ourselves they are true.

So how do you get past the stories and shut the voices up?

You need accountability.  You will NOT break your habits by yourself.  You will not lose the weight alone…you will not change your life without someone to help you..

That could be as simple as just friends and family…they don’t have to be coaches…just people that you declare your goals to and that will hold you accountable…there is something that changes when you publicly declare your goals…You think about your goals differently…when you think about skipping a workout or eating that ice cream…you think will this get me to my goal??

I know what it is like to be 100+ pounds overweight.  I don’t know exactly how heavy I was because I wouldn’t get on the scale…the highest I actually weighed myself I was 325 pounds.  I am 6’2″ so I am a big guy, but I was FAT.  I wasn’t healthy…I was eating like crap, I had ZERO energy, I didn’t sleep well, I was pre-diabetic, I got headaches every day, my back and legs constantly were in pain, my relationships were impacted, my ability to be a good dad and husband…my entire world was impacted because I put my head in the sand and pretended that I wasn’t that fat…I just had a little weight to lose…I wasn’t as big as this person, or that person…I still was alright…

I knew I needed to change, but what could I do?  
 
I had never been this big, or needed to lose this much weight.  I looked at joining a weight loss program like Weight Watchers.  I actually considered weight loss surgery like lap band.  And lastly just rolling up my sleeves and changing my diet.  
 
I decided against the first two options, and chose to do Paleo.  I didn’t want the cost of lap band, or the downtown of surgery and didn’t feel that weight loss programs would be good long term options.  
 
Looking back now, I can not imagine doing it any other way.  My weight was a symptom of the problem, but it was not the problem.  My problem was my eating habits and ignorance of what “healthy” is and what I should look for, how I should eat, and why…
 
I started out with a goal to lose 50 pounds with no desire to be healthy…I just wanted to fit into some of my clothes…I didn’t start with a goal of losing 90+ pounds…I didn’t think I would push myself to be smaller than I have been in years…have more energy…sleep better…have more confidence…etc
 
Each time I met a goal, I created a bigger one…I would hit a plateau and stop losing weight, and would have to make major adjustments in what I was doing to keep making progress.  
 
Along the way I had accountability through coaches, friends, associations and family to keep me focused and driven.  I could not have done it alone…
 
If you are overweight, and think that you can’t lose the weight…I know your pain…I know the stories that are in your head…I know that they are lies…I know that you don’t believe in yourself and feel that it is impossible…why even bother…
 
Here is my transformation….My journey is not over…I will continue to push myself and ignore the voices that tell me I have done enough…I have lost enough weight…I have made enough progress…
 
If you are ready to admit to yourself that these stories are BS, and make a commitment to change your life then I would love to talk to you.  
 
I am starting a group to build associations and accountability to help 5 people reach their goals…
 
There is no secret…there is no special sauce..there is no easy path….it will hurt..it will be hard…it will not happen over night…
 
BUT
 
If you put in the work, you WILL see the results….
 
IF you have had enough and are ready to step up and take back your life then comment below with “IM IN” or HELL YEA or some other response you would prefer.  

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