Everyone meet Matt from Illinois:
Here is Matt's story:
Through school I was a little bigger than some of my other friends. I played baseball and football growing up and could run sprints pretty fast. Since basketball required more long distance, I never was able to make the basketball teams growing up.
In college, I started to study more and put off any type of physical activity. So the normal freshman 15, became the freshman 30.
I got married to my wife last year, who married me when I was at my heaviest weight topping the scales at 250lbs. We went to Miami for a honeymoon and I noticed when we walked around, that I looked like one of the biggest guys around, not in a good way. We went into a t-shirt shop and I couldn't even find my size which was a XXL at the time.
I went to the doctor for a check up a few weeks after we got back and he asked me what type of diabetic medicine I was on. I told him that I was not diabetic. The doctor showed me the tests he did and my numbers showed that it was time for a dramatic change.
I found Drew online a few weeks before he started his back to fit journey and decided I would allow him to be my personal trainer. I tried his recipes and modified the workouts and meals accordingly but stayed strict with it. I started out almost everyday with his famous spinach shake.
Once I gained more energy, I started jogging. It was a very slow jog. My pace started at a 12:30 per mile. I really liked the feeling of jogging and decided to sign up for a local 5K event. My time was 33:46. I was excited that I didn't walk any of it. I discovered that I actually enjoyed it and signed up for a few more and set goals for myself.
I started getting faster and got my mile time down to 7:23 and placed 1st in my division at a 5K with a time of 25:27.
My jeans waist size was 40in. before I started. My jeans that I buy now are 30in. waist.
Starting weight: 250lbs
Current weight: 170lbs.
Total weight loss: 80lbs.
Happier and Healthier!
Thanks again Drew!