My girlfriend convinced me to join her in trying out bootcamp classes with the Bootcamp Guy in April 2009 and that was indeed the start of a life changing journey. I was at the heaviest I had ever been in my life weighing 222 lbs, wearing a size 18 and realized that if I did not do something about it, I was setting the stage for hypertension, diabetes and possibly even breast cancer because all of these are tied to obesity and when combined with genetics I knew I was at an even great risk.
By July 2009, I was down 20 lbs and starting to feel good about myself, however, I still had a long way to go to reach my end goal. I started taking classes 5 sometimes 6 times a week and the Bootcamp Guy saw my determination and pushed me beyond what I thought I could do. In addition, my eating habits changed significantly as I added fiber, more vegetables and fruit to my diet. I limit myself to one day a week when I eat anything that I want and over time it has been come a permanent part of my lifestyle. Of course, when I have the taste for something I have it, it’s just within moderation.
A year later I am down 65 lbs and wearing a size 6. I know that I have added additional years onto my life.
At this point I know there is no turning back, I will be a bootcamper for life as this has become part of my lifestyle!