I have always struggled with my weight, but thought to myself that it was okay to be bigger. In 2008 my father was diagnosed with Cancer and passed in spring of 2010, then my doctor told me that my blood pressure is continuing to stay high and that I was pre-diabetic and that if I didn’t change my ways that I would be on medication soon. At age 45 I was at my heaviest weight of 261 lbs. I knew that I needed to change, not so much for appearance but for my health. I had already been a member of a gym but needed the support and the encouragement to go. I had the great fortune of meeting Bekah in October 2009 and we started on my journey.
She helped me change my diet, my routine, and most of all my way of thinking about being healthy. From that point to today I have lost 51 lbs. and am able now to run 5 miles 3 times a week and have improved my strength 10 times! I can do a 10 mile bike trail with ease and now take the steps everytime I need to go up stairs without gasping for air at the top!
With Bekah’s great encouragement and her expertise in training me, I have the strength, knowledge, and understanding now of how to keep the weight off. I still have some work to do but thanks to Bekah I have a great foundation now to build on and new lease on life!
Stephen before at 261 lbs
Stephen after at 210 lbs
David before at 360 lbs
David after at 240 lbs
Total weight loss to date: 120 lbs Total body fat loss: 12% Total inches lost: 37.75
David is no longer on medication for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
I have always been a big guy and always struggled with my weight, my eye opening point came when in November of 2008 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I had started to lose weight on my own by exercise but did not really change what I was eating. In February 2009 my A1C# had crept up 2.5 points, that was what really scared the hell out of me and I knew I had to do something different.
I joined a gym in March 2009 and began exercising more. I decided to try working out with a trainer and since that day I have not looked back. Bekah has pushed me and helped me so much. I would not be where I am today without her, thank you so much you have changed my life. I tell everyone now that I am a born again health nut and I really love working out. I actually do not feel as good on the days that I do not get some type of exercise. I am currently about 23 pounds from my initial goal that I set with Bekah!